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Tyler Cowen: Do The Numbers Give Us The Full Picture?

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Hanna Rosin: Data Shows Women Have Progressed. But What's Next?

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Michael Green: What Does GDP Not Tell Us?

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Paul Gilding: How Do We Continue To Grow If The Earth Has Reached Its Limit?

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Jennifer Fox's film, The Tale, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for best television movie. Fox wants the film to change people's understanding of child sexual abuse: "Let's use my story to change the world." Kyle Kaplan/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: A 'Tale' Inspired By Real-Life Trauma; Reducing Mass Incarceration

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Matt Mikkelsen carries "Fritz," his microphone system, to the path in the Hoh Rain Forest that leads to One Square Inch of Silence in Washington's Olympic National Park. Samir S. Patel/Atlas Obscura hide caption

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Are You Listening? Hear What Uninterrupted Silence Sounds Like

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Heather Heyer was killed while protesting against white nationalists at last summer's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville. Her supervisor, Alfred Wilson, and Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, talk about losing Heyer, during a StoryCorps interview. Grace Pauley/StoryCorps hide caption

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Loved Ones Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer Cope With Their Loss Together

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Roger Tofte in front of his first creation, the Castle, at the Enchanted Forest in Turner, Ore. Samir S. Patel/Atlas Obscura hide caption

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How A Labor Of Love Grew Into An 'Enchanted Forest' In Oregon

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Joshua Tree National Park lies about two hours south of Los Angeles. Samir S. Patel/Atlas Obscura hide caption

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Joshua Tree Provides Beacon For Artists And Seekers In The California Desert

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Gackenbach, whose duties included documenting the event with his camera, is the last surviving member of the Hiroshima mission. Tech. Sgt. Brian Ferguson/Airman Magazine hide caption

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Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima

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In this July 17 photo provided by Aziz Abdul, a man standing on a balcony at the East Lorengau Refugee Transit Center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. The question of what will become of the hundreds of asylum-seekers banished by Australia to sweltering immigration camps in the poor Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru has become more pressing. Aziz Abdul via AP hide caption

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An Asylum-Seeker Wrote A Book By Phone Texts From Manus Island Detention

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Michael Scott Moore was captured by pirates after traveling to Somalia to write a book about the history of piracy in the Horn of Africa. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Captured By Somali Pirates; Actor Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel'

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'Him Doing Well Was Through His Children': Sharecropper's Son Makes Dad Proud

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Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro is greeted by supporters as he launches his campaign for October's presidential election, in Rio de Janeiro, on July 22. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dictatorship Was A 'Very Good' Period, Says Brazil's Aspiring President

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Miseducation Of Cameron Post' Creators; Writer Michael Arceneaux

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Elif Shafak: What Happens When Different Viewpoints Are Silenced?

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James Kirchick: Who Benefits From Unrestricted Free Speech?

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The 'Babe Ruth' Of Ice Cream Gives The Scoop On His 71-Year Career

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Maria Toorpakai, a top squash player from Pakistan, is the star of a PBS documentary airing on July 23. Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Writer and director Bo Burnham talks with Elsie Fisher on the set of Eighth Grade. Burnham says the anxiety he felt as a young performer helped him understand the social pressure teenage girls can experience. Linda Kallerus/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Eighth Grade' Director Bo Burnham; Punk Pioneer Viv Albertine

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Brandy and De'Marchoe Carpenter got married two years ago — 13 days after he was released from prison. They started dating in 1994, but before they had their first kiss, he was arrested for a crime he didn't commit. Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps hide caption

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He Was Wrongly Convicted When They Were Teens. Now They're Building Their Lives Together

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