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Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career

After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the groundbreaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.
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'Nowhere To Go,' Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S.

The Ugandan government passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in February. John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent gay rights organizer, says he could face jail or even death if he returns home.
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A Voice For Abuse Survivors Within The Catholic Church

In 1960, an Irish priest sexually abused Marie Collins. Now Pope Francis has named her to a Vatican panel on the church pedophilia crisis.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Sam Baker And Roz Chast

A musician finds grace in the wake of destruction and a cartoonist reflects on caring for aging parents.
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Marc Maron: A Life Fueled By 'Panic And Dread'

The comedian turned his life around when he started "WTF with Marc Maron" out of his garage in 2009. He has parlayed the popularity of the podcast into a new television show called Maron.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Alan Cumming, 'Godzilla' And Matthew Weiner

Cumming is starring in Cabaret for a third time, critic John Powers considers the movie monster and Mad Men's creator reflects on the end of Don Draper's journey.
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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.
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The Risk And Reward Of Monitoring Elections In The Middle East

Iraqis will head to the polls Wednesday amid a surge in election-related violence. Veteran election observer Les Campbell says what happens after an election is as important as the day itself.
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To Guess A Poker Hand, Look At How It's Held

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Slepian about how poker players communicate the value of their hands through non-verbal signals. (This story originally aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on April 14.)
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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries, and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

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