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'The Fear Index' Trades In Thrills

Dr. Alex Hoffman is a billionaire genius who invented a form of artificial intelligence that predicts movements in the financial markets. When the security of his mansion is breached, though, he is thrown into a web of paranoia and violence.
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How Whitey Bulger Corrupted The Justice System

Whitey Bulger was the crime boss of South Boston while being protected by the FBI as a confidential informant. Former FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick's new memoir chronicles his ultimately unsuccessful attempt to bring Bulger down.
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NASCAR's Waltrip: Why It 'Will Never Be The Same'

NASCAR Hall Of Fame driver Darrell Waltrip has a new book, Sundays Will Never Be the Same. Waltrip discusses his long and successful career as a driver and his time afterward in the announcer's booth. Host Rachel Martin also speaks with Waltrip about the day his longtime friend and rival Dale Earnhart died in a crash.
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Media 'Miracle': The 'Big' Story Of Three Whales

In 1988, journalist Tom Rose was sent to Barrow, Alaska, to cover the dramatic rescue of three gray whales. His book has been adapted into a movie called Big Miracle — but the real miracle is how this event became a news story at all.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Baratunde, Stew, Leonard Cohen

The comedian and digital director of The Onion talks about his new book How To Be Black. Also, Stew takes us inside his latest album Making It and Ken Tucker reviews a new album by Leonard Cohen.
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'Best Practices': Learning To Live With Asperger's

David Finch was 30-years-old when he discovered that he was on the autism spectrum. In Journal of Best Practices, he describes how he learned to manage the disorder — and become a better husband and father in the process.

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