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A Life Spent 'Working Toward The Perfect Slice'

Len Berk loves lox, the salt-cured salmon that goes so well with bagels. The 85-year-old New Yorker is a veteran salmon slicer at a gourmet food shop in Manhattan. But it wasn't always that way.
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Former Baltimore Mayor: City Must Confront The 'Rot Beneath The Glitter'

As the city struggles with a surge in violence and the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, Kurt Schmoke says that the roots of the problems run deep.
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Fresh Air Weekend: David Oyelowo, Highlights (And Lowlights) Of Cannes

British-born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale. John Powers returns from the French film festival to discuss this year's new international films.
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Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

Ayman Oghanna was embedded with Iraqi special forces in Ramadi two days before the city fell to the self-declared Islamic State. He says Iraq's elite forces are capable, but need far more support.
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In 'Moone Boy,' Actor Chris O'Dowd Shares Memories Of Growing Up Irish

The Irish actor appeared in the film Bridesmaids and the TV series Girls. The third season of O'Dowd's British comedy series Moone Boy was recently released on Hulu. Originally broadcast May 29, 2014.
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Grandpa The Gardener Helped Nurture His Seedling Grandson

A man remembers the grandfather who taught him valuable lessons and helped him grow. "He is a part of everything that I am," says Santiago Arredondo.
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Philip Glass On Legacy: 'The Future ... It's All Around Us'

For the composer, life is how the past and the future connect. Glass' memoir, Words Without Music, looks back on his childhood, travels and music. Originally broadcast April 6, 2015.
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'It's For You To Know That You Forgive,' Says Holocaust Survivor

Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron Interviews Terry Gross, Letterman's Producer

WTF host Marc Maron asks the Fresh Air host about her childhood, her start in radio and her record-strewn apartment; Rob Burnett recounts the silly and somber moments of his tenure with the Late Show.
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Delivering Tragic News — And Becoming 'Part Of The Family'

On Memorial Day weekend, we hear from Leslie Hurd, of the U.S. Navy, who recalls having to inform a mother that her son had committed suicide. "You're there to take care of the family," Hurd says.

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