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'Life Of Pi' Life-Changing For Young Star

How did Suraj Sharma end up starring in Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's new film Life of Pi? All he needed to do was learn to act, learn to swim, and learn to understand tigers.
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Gay Wedding Was A Trial For The Reformed Church

Norman Kansfield was tried by the Reformed Church and found guilty of disobeying church law after officiating his daughter's same-sex wedding. It was the first trial in the church's history and it illuminated the divide among members on same-sex marriage issues.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Colbert, America's Test Kitchen

From "King Herod's Song" to Ben Folds Five, Stephen Colbert talks about some of his favorite music. America's Test Kitchen experts Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster join Fresh Air to explain what makes a great marinade. And critic David Edelstein reviews Life of Pi.
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A Father Remembers The Son He Lost To War

Gordon Bolar knew he couldn't talk his son Matthew out of joining the military, because "he was a young man who knew what he wanted to do." So, Matthew "served his country, and that was his highest calling," and his father pays tribute to that every day.
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Remembering A Father And Connecting Generations

As part of StoryCorp's National Day of Listening, Tell Me More invited NPR President and CEO Gary Knell to talk about his father, the late David Knell, who was an Army officer in Texas during World War II.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Andrew Solomon, Tony Dokoupil

Andrew Solomon's new book is about families with children who are profoundly different or likely to be stigmatized. Writer Tony Dokoupil discusses what's next now that voters in two states have approved recreational marijuana use.

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