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'Hotel Rwanda' Manager: We've Failed To Learn From History

As a hotel manager in Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina sheltered more than a thousand people, saving their lives during the 1994 genocide. Now, 20 years on, he says history is repeating itself.

The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act

The act, which turns 50 this year, ended the era of legal segregation in public accommodations, like restaurants and hotels.

Mother Of Earliest Auto Defect Victim Calls On Congress To Act

Laura Christian was reunited with her birth daughter a year before her daughter died in a car accident — the first death attributed to the faulty ignition switch admitted by General Motors. Christian discusses the company's much-maligned vehicle recall.

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Outdated stereotypes may have some thinking that Dallas is just a town of cowboys, highways and football.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.