Fresh Air for Nov. 19, 2022: Misty Copeland; 'Weird Al' Yankovic Hear the Fresh Air program for November 19, 2022

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Misty Copeland has been a principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre since 2015. She took a break from performing due to COVID-19 and the birth of her son in spring 2022, but she hopes to be back on stage in 2023. Drew Gurian/MasterClass hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Misty Copeland; 'Weird Al' Yankovic

For years Copeland was told that her skin color, her body and her hair didn't conform to what ballerinas should look like. A new over-the-top "biopic" tells the story of Yankovic's life — sort of.

Misty Copeland has been a principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre since 2015. She took a break from performing due to COVID-19 and the birth of her son in spring 2022, but she hopes to be back on stage in 2023. Drew Gurian/MasterClass hide caption

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Drew Gurian/MasterClass

Fresh Air Weekend: Misty Copeland; 'Weird Al' Yankovic

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