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Fresh Air Weekend: Bishop Blair, Sister Farrell

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Sally Ride, Pioneer

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Producer Melody Kramer, who developed a strong social-media presence for Fresh Air over the last several years, departs this week. Sam Briger/WHYY hide caption

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'Fresh Air' Bids Farewell To Melody Kramer

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In '1493,' Uncovering The World Columbus Discovered

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'The Twilight War' Between The U.S. And Iran

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Unraveling The Genetic Code That Makes Us Human

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Jill Tarter: A Scientist Searching For Alien Life

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Sigourney Weaver stars as Secretary of State Elaine Barrish in the USA Network miniseries Political Animals. Andrew Eccles/USA Network hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Weaver, Sorkin, 'Dark Knight'

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Colson Whitehead is a 2002 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. His writing has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, and The New York Times.

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When Zombies Attack Lower Manhattan

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Two Tough Guys Meet Tough Times, And Each Other

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Eddie Palmieri: Now A True 'Jazz Master'

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Demonstrators chant slogans supporting Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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A Reporter Looks At Where Egypt May Be Headed

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An American Nun Responds To Vatican Criticism

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On Aaron Sorkin's latest drama The Newsroom, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) pledges to cover stories because they're important, not because they get ratings. HBO hide caption

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Aaron Sorkin: The Writer Behind 'The Newsroom'

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In Margaret, Lisa (Anna Paquin) distracts a bus driver, which leads to an accident in which a pedestrian is run over and dies. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Iraq, Guthrie, 'Margaret'

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