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How Talking Openly Against Stigma Helped A Mother And Son Cope With Bipolar Disorder

Eric Walton was 13 when the Sandy Hook massacre happened. His mother feared he might grow up to be another Adam Lanza. Now Walton and his mother tell of finding the right diagnosis and treatment.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Autism; New Historical Fiction; The Future Of Yellowstone

John Robison, who is on the autism spectrum, talks about TMS treatment. Maureen Corrigan reviews two suspenseful new novels. David Quammen warns that Yellowstone National Park may be "loved to death."
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'I Can Smell The Dirt And The Fear': Up From Soil, The Soul Of A Law Career

Vito de la Cruz grew up in a family of migrant farm workers in the 1960s. And, though the civil rights lawyer is now far from those fields, he's still motivated by the memory of a brutal day.
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Despite Steep Odds, DeRay Mckesson Draws Lessons From Mayoral Bid

Maybe the best-known figure to emerge from Black Lives Matter, Mckesson has struggled to turn his online following into electoral success in Baltimore. Still, he says the movement's work isn't done.

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Fresh Air Weekend: W. Kamau Bell; Julian Lage's 'Arclight'; 'Shugs & Fats'

Comic W. Kamau Bell visits places he is afraid to go on his new series. Kevin Whitehead reviews Julian Lage's new album. Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz discuss their sketch-comedy series Shugs & Fats.
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Now Hiring: Low Pay, Terrible Benefits And An Unmatched View On Life

You may not think of tending a drawbridge as a dream job. But "executives who make hundreds of thousands of dollars do not have my view," says Barb Abelhauser. "And I'm getting paid to stop and look."
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Fresh Air Weekend: Samantha Bee; Robbie Fulks' New Album; The 'Start-Up Bubble'

Samantha Bee discusses Full Frontal and the freedom of her 40s. Critic Ken Tucker reviews Robbie Fulks' new album, Upland Stories. Laid-Off Journalist Dan Lyons describes working at a tech start-up.
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For Decades, He Carried Guilt For Another Soldier's Death

Retired Army Col. David Taylor felt responsible for Army Spc. Andy Alaniz's death in the Gulf War. Alaniz's widow, Catherine Alaniz-Simonds, just wants Alaniz to be remembered.
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The 'Larger Than Life' Legend Of The Ballpark Beer Guy

Clarence "Fancy Clancy" Haskett has been selling beer and snacks at Baltimore Orioles games for so long, he's made vending an art form. "My mindset is I'm a professional athlete," he says.
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Country Superstar Merle Haggard Dies At 79

Country music legend Merle Haggard died on Wednesday — his 79th birthday. He'd been fighting various health problems for a long time, but he kept on performing and releasing new albums.

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