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Ramadan In A Warzone: Is This Time Of Reflection Enough To Stop Conflict?

Ramadan is a time of quiet reflection for Muslims around the world. But what is it like for those who find themselves trapped in the middle of violent conflicts? Host Michel Martin finds out.
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A Brawl At Bar Brought Michael K. Williams His Big Break

Before Michael K. Williams became known for playing Omar Little on The Wire, he was a dancer in music videos. For NPR's series "My Big Break," he talks about how a scar changed his life.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Mary Gauthier, Miranda Lambert, The Women Behind 'Obvious Child'

Singer Mary Gauthier discusses what inspired Trouble & Love; Ken Tucker reviews Miranda Lambert's latest album Platinum; and the women behind Obvious Child talk farts, abortion and stage fright.
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Black Men Can Be Emotional Eaters, Too

Kaleb Hill says trauma in his life led him to eat his way to 360 pounds. He tells host Michel Martin about overcoming his mental health struggles, and the importance of asking for help.
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Are Americans Bothered By Soccer?

George Vecsey was one of the first major sports columnists to cover soccer. He's been to eight World Cup tournaments and reflects on the sport's growing popularity in the United States.
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Excommunicated Mormon Says Church Can't Take Away Her Faith

Kathleen Kelly was excommunicated from the Mormon Church for advocating that women be ordained. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kelly about her cause and her future with the Church.
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Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.
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Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become a leading conservative voice focused on building wealth among people of color. Scott tells host Michel Martin about his ideas for growing the economy.
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Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

Business leaders and policymakers gathered at the White House to discuss how working families can get ahead. One participant explains how he feels companies can stay competitive and help families.
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Lupita Nyong'o's Father On His 'Wise' Daughter, Her Rising Fame

Peter Anyang Nyong'o is a Kenyan senator. He's also the father of Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o. He talks to host Michel Martin about his own history and his family's newfound fame.

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