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Comparing Trayvon Martin, O.J. Simpson Cases

The televising of the O.J. Simpson murder trial 22 years ago ignited a national discourse on race and crime. Overwhelmingly, whites believed he was guilty; blacks believed him innocent. Could televising the Trayvon Martin trial have the opposite effect? John McWhorter, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a writer for the New Republic, offers his insight.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Carl Zimmer, The Three Stooges

Science writer Carl Zimmer profiles the scientists who are developing new antiviral drugs. Also, a conversation with the Farrelly Brothers about the new Three Stooges movie and Ken Tucker reviews a new album from Loudon Wainwright.
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Levon Helm: The 2007 Fresh Air Interview

Helm, the longtime drummer of The Band who backed Bob Dylan and sang with Van Morrison, died Thursday. He was 71. Fresh Air remembers Helm with excerpts from his two appearances on the show in 1993 and 2007.
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After Marriage Ends, Exes Become 'Best Friends'

After the marriage between James Hanson-Brown and Lisa Combest ended, something unusual happened: Their relationship deepened.
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The Stooges Are Back, And Nyukking Things Up Again

The Farrelly brothers' new film reimagines Moe, Curly and Larry in the present day, but retains the Stooges' trademark slapstick humor and sound effects. "We tried to keep it looking exactly like the Stooges did it," says Peter Farrelly.
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Following The Lives Of Chimpanzees On Screen

Filmmaker Alastair Fothergill spent three years in Western Africa, following a group of wild chimps. His Disney nature film Chimpanzee showcases a baby chimp named Oscar and the relationships he develops within his clan.
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Stories Put Spotlight On NYPD Surveillance Program

After the Sept. 11 attacks, the New York City Police Department transformed itself into an aggressive domestic intelligence unit and monitored hundreds of Muslims in their mosques, workplaces and schools. Journalist Matt Apuzzo, who helped uncover the story, just won a Pulitzer Prize.

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