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At 49, Jamie Moyer's Pitching Career Goes Into Extra Innings

In a new memoir called Just Tell Me I Can't, Moyer explains how he became a better pitcher in his 40s than his 20s. Originally broadcast Oct. 2, 2013.
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A Scientist's Mission To Break The Itch-Scratch Cycle

Dr. Gil Yosipovitch is a leading scientist in the field of itch. He says he hopes to gain more respect for the debilitating power of chronic itch — and to get more doctors on the search for a cure.
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Entrepreneur Looks Beyond Africa's Problems To Focus On Solutions

To promote global trade, Vital Sounouvou founded a company that connects producers with traders, allowing a farmer in Benin to sell products to a buyer in South Africa — with just a cellphone.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Allison Janney, Jason Hamacher, Pinterest And Interactive TV

Allison Janney talks sex, Sorkin and being the tallest women in the room; Jason Hamacher preserved Syrian chants; Pinterest offers "guided search"; and interactive TV has a long history.
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For Novelist Jonathan Lethem, Radicalism Runs In The Family

His new book, Dissident Gardens, follows three generations of an activist family. The book is fiction, but its characters were inspired by Lethem's own story. Originally broadcast Sept. 9, 2013.
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Malaysia Flight Wreckage Was 'Like The End Of The World'

The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise was among the first to arrive at the site of the downed flight in Ukraine in late July. She says it's hard to get the faces of the dead out of her mind.
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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.
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Crushed Under Credit Card Debt: A Tale Of Survival

Unexpected expenses and health issues sunk Claire Shrout and her family into frightening levels of debt. What she went through is familiar to a lot of Americans.
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Fresh Air Weekend: George Takei, 'The Honorable Woman,' Dom Flemons

George Takei talks about the new documentary To Be Takei; David Bianculli says The Honorable Woman is not to miss; Dom Flemons discusses his first album since leaving Carolina Chocolate Drops.
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Is The Current Gridlock In Congress As Bad As It Looks?

For the final program, host Michel Martin speaks with Neil Minkoff and Maria Cardona about the biggest political stories of the week.

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