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'If Walls Could Talk': A History Of The Home

Why did the flushing toilet take centuries to catch on? When did strangers stop sharing beds? And how did people brush their teeth with fish bones? Historical curator Lucy Worsley details the intimate history of the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen in her new book.
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Drones Over America: What Can They See?

In February, President Obama signed an aviation bill requiring the FAA to make plans to integrate drones into American airspace. Brookings Institution senior fellow John Villasenor explains what these drones will be able to see — and how our privacy and national security may be affected.
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Peter Bergman: Remembering The 'Firesign' Satirist

Peter Bergman, one of the founding members of the four-man surrealist comedy troupe The Firesign Theatre, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 72. Fresh Air remembers Bergman with excerpts from a 1993 interview.
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Black Leader For Southern Baptist Convention?

Pastor Fred Luter has led the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, the largest Southern Baptist church in New Orleans, for 25 years. He recently announced that he is seeking to become the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Maya Rudolph, William Shatner

Rudolph discusses her seven seasons on Saturday Night Live and her role in the raunchy comedy Bridesmaids. Also, actor William Shatner on the ups and downs of creating iconic characters, from starship captain James T. Kirk to lawyer Denny Crane.
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'1861': A Social History Of The Civil War

Historian Adam Goodheart explains how national leaders and ordinary citizens across the country responded to the chaos and uncertainty in 1861: The Civil War Awakening.
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A Mom Becomes A Man, And A Family Sticks Together

This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith will mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple raised two daughters along the way. But 15 years ago, they hit a crisis that nearly broke the family apart. They solved it by embracing a unique approach — and each other.
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Maya Rudolph: The Fresh Air Interview

The comedian spent seven seasons on Saturday Night Live and went on to star in the raunchy comedy Bridesmaids. Now she's exploring what's funny about parenting in the new movie Friends with Kids and the TV series Up All Night.

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