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Iraq Vet Offers A Heartfelt Lesson For His Student: 'Real Men Cry'

Erik Booker now teaches middle school in South Carolina, but he also served in the Iraq War — just like the father of one of his former students, Jenna. She has a few important questions for him.
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For Joe Lieberman, Solutions To Political Ills Don't Involve Labels

The former senator discusses the New Hampshire Problem Solver Convention, as well as his work with No Labels to end what the group calls a hyperpartisan atmosphere in politics.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Univision's Jorge Ramos; Israeli Cooking; 'Ephemeral' Sculpture

Jorge Ramos discusses journalism and his run-in with Donald Trump. Israeli-born chef Michael Solomonov connects people to the food of his homeland. Andy Goldsworthy turns rain, ice and trees into art.
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An Evangelical Leader's Changing Views On Gun Ownership

As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, evangelical minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.
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After A Breakdown, A Secret Breaks Free From A Family's Closet — And Heals

Surprised by a mental health crisis, Andrea Crook refused medication — until her grandfather called. Her illness inspired him to reveal an old secret, which "changed everything," she says.
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Father Believes Oregon Shooting Victim Saved His Daughter's Life

Lacey Scroggins, 18, was in class in Roseburg when a gunman burst in and started shooting. Her father, Randy, a pastor at New Beginnings Church of God, recounts how Lacey says she survived.
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Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Baltimore's 'Beast Side'; 'After You'; A Doctor To The Homeless

Author D. Watkins discusses growing up during Baltimore's crack epidemic. Maureen Corrigan reviews Jojo Moyes' novel, After You. "Street doctor" James O'Connell treats Boston's most isolated patients.
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In The Long Shadow Of A Hijacking, The Children Seek A New Peace

Years ago, Angelia Sheer's mentally ill father hijacked a plane, killing everyone aboard — including Andy Downs' father. But out of the tragedy, they've forged a bond of their own.
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Out Of Cairo Trove, 'Genius Grant' Winner Mines Details Of Ancient Life

Historian Marina Rustow earned a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" — one of 24 winners announced today. She tells NPR's Robert Siegel about her research delving into the Cairo Geniza.

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