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Power Worker's Legacy: Lines Installed, Doubters Defied, Daughter Inspired

Monica Harwell was the first woman to climb utility poles for Con Edison in New York. The men she worked with didn't think she could do it, but Harwell never let them paint her into a corner.
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A Comedian And An Angry Kid Find An Unexpected Connection On Twitter

When you're yelling on the Internet, it's hard to remember that there's a real person on the receiving end. But comedian Chris Gethard recently connected with a kid who sent him a foul-mouthed tweet.
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Prince Compares Record Contracts To Slavery In Rare Meeting With Media

Music icon Prince is worried about the future of the music business for artists, and his top priority can be summed up in one word: Freedom.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Friday Night Lights' At 25; 'Dragonfish'; Dolphin Life

Buzz Bissinger discusses his book about small-town high school football. Maureen Corrigan reviews Dragonfish, by Vu Tran. Susan Casey describes the life of dolphins and new threats the animals face.
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To Save Him, One Mom Told Her Son, 'Leave, And Do Not Look Back'

Roberto Olivera felt he needed to stay around to protect his mother and sister, but his mother wouldn't let him make that choice. "I know she believed I had a place on the other side," he says.
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After Katrina, One Sister Moves On; For Another, 'Tomorrow Never Came'

Two New Orleans sisters who lost their home and sheltered in the sweltering, squalid Superdome followed very different paths in the storm's wake.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Call Me Lucky'; 'The End of the Tour'; Training Dogs For Film

Call Me Lucky, directed by comic Bobcat Goldthwait, profiles his mentor Barry Crimmins. David Edelstein reviews The End of the Tour. Teresa Ann Miller talks about training the dog leads in White God
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Jon Stewart, Faking It and Making It

As host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart is a funny man with a serious message. Originally broadcast July 22, 2005.
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Maj. Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in Vietnam, earned decorations for his service and retired as a major. But all his life, there was one thing he could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Jake Gyllenhaal; Making A Comedy About LA's Sex Workers

"I don't like getting hit, but it was important for the movie," Gyllenhaal says of his role as a boxer in Southpaw. Director Sean Baker and actress Mya Taylor talk about their film, Tangerine.

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