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Russians Beyond Russian Borders Spell Distress For Eastern Europe

Stephen Sestanovich, the former U.S. ambassador-at-large to the Soviet Union, speaks about potential flashpoints where, like Crimea, large concentrations of Russians live outside Russia.

In The Midst Of A Boom, Dallas Outgrows Some Old Notions

Outdated stereotypes may have some thinking that Dallas is just a town of cowboys, highways and football. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings corrects the record, describing the city's lively arts and culture.

Fresh Air Weekend: Bryan Cranston, 'Redeployment' And A New Yorker Cartoonist

Cranston reinvents himself post-Breaking Bad; former Marine Phil Klay explores his Iraq experience through short stories; Bob Mankoff says humor is both a creative and a cognitive process.

'The Fall Of The House Of Dixie' Built A New U.S.

In a his book, historian Bruce Levine says that from the destruction of the South emerged an entirely new country, making the Civil War equivalent to a second American Revolution.

IMF's Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies

Christine Lagarde says giving women access to the job market isn't just about equal opportunity — it makes economic sense. In an interview, she also reflects on being the only woman in the room.

Air Force Academy's First Woman Chief Takes On Sexual Assault

Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson is the first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy. She discusses her vision for diversity there, and what can be done about sexual assaults on campus.

Skrillex, The Darling Of Dubstep, Speaks

In an extended chat with NPR's Arun Rath, the DJ and producer breaks down his unconventional release strategy, collaboration process and how he turned "brostep" from a dirty word to a badge of honor.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Blood Will Out,' An Opera Powerhouse And A Reading

Author Walter Kirn explores the depths of Clark Rockefeller's deception, mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick reflects on her career and Lloyd Schwartz shares a poem about friendship and loss.

Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

Adrian Raine argues that violent behavior has biological roots just like depression or schizophrenia. This raises questions about treatment, accountability and punishment, including the death penalty.

Following His Father, A Palestinian Hopes For Peace

Yousef Bashir was 15 when he was shot in the back during the Israeli occupation of Gaza. He is now a student in the U.S. and hopes one day he'll become a diplomat and return home.