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After Troops Leave, What Happens To Afghanistan?

New Yorker reporter Dexter Filkins just returned from his latest reporting trip to Afghanistan. "The United States is leaving: mission not accomplished," he writes.
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'The Life That Follows' Disarming IEDs In Iraq

Brian Castner commanded two Explosive Ordnance Disposal units in Iraq, where his team disabled roadside IEDs and investigated the aftermath of roadside car bombings. He returned home a completely different man, which he details in his memoir, The Long Walk.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Summer Cooking From Top Chefs

Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster highlight some of their favorite grilling techniques and summer recipes. Also, James Beard award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson explains what it takes to work in America's finest kitchens.
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James Murphy: The Brains Behind LCD Soundsystem

The pop-dance-electronic group's founder tells Terry Gross why he stopped complaining about other bands and decided to start making his own music instead.
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Sending Vets' Lost Medals, And Memories, Home

Zachariah Fike finds old military medals for sale in antique stores and on the Internet, tracks down the medals' owners, and returns them. So far, Fike — who earned a Purple Heart when he was wounded in Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2010 — is 5 for 5.
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AIDS In Black America: A Public Health Crisis

AIDS is the primary killer of African-Americans ages 19 to 44, and the mortality rate is 10 times higher for black Americans than for whites. A new Frontline documentary explores why.
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Neil Young's Fascination With 'Americana'

Young's latest album with Crazy Horse, Americana, features songs many of us learned as children, like "Oh Susannah" and "Clementine."
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Jimmy Fallon's Tribute To Neil Young

Fallon talks with Terry Gross about listening to the radio and doing impressions of people like Neil Young.

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