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Gratitude, Disbelief, Optimism: Howard Students On Graduation Day

The Howard Project participants talk about graduating, or not, this weekend — and also describe what it has been like to hear their feelings about their college experience broadcast over the radio.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Inside 'Mad Men'; British Pulp Fiction; Youth Sports

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner talks about the end of the road for Don Draper; John Powers reviews Ted Lewis' GBH; Baseball's Mike Matheny talks about his career and the pressures of youth sports.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Soul Singer Ben E. King

The crooner sang lead for the Drifters and became famous for the classic hit "Stand By Me." King died April 30th. Fresh Air remembers him with this interview. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Mystery Novelist Ruth Rendell

The British author wrote crime novels for 50 years, many featuring Chief Inspector "Reg" Wexford. Rendell died May 2. Originally broadcast in 1989 and 2005.
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'I'm Old Enough To Do What I Like,' 87-Year-Old Tells Family

For Mother's Day, we hear from a strong-willed grandmother who talks about her life of no regrets.
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'Mad Men' Creator On Don Draper's Losses And The End Of The Road

With just two episodes to go until the AMC series wraps for good, showrunner Matthew Weiner talks about the state of his main character's career and family life — and what the show is all about.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Louis C.K, A Memoirist's 'Struggle', Pokey LaFarge

Comic C.K. talks about the pain of his first-ever open mic experience; John Powers reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle'; LeFarge performs new songs and some favorites from the 1920s and '30s.
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Timothy Spall Takes On Painter J.M.W. Turner, A 'Master Of The Sublime'

Spall had to "dig deep" to play the title role in Mr. Turner, which is now out on DVD. The 19th century painter was a "man of massive contradictions," he says. Originally broadcast Dec. 15, 2014.
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For Man With Cystic Fibrosis, 'Death Is Like A Deadline'

Sixty years ago, most children with cystic fibrosis didn't live past the age of 5. Today most with the disease live into their 40s. Brent Hendricks says it is "like being on a boat with a hole in it."
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Louis C.K. On Life And Stand-Up: 'I Live In Service For My Kids'

The star of the FX series Louie talks about the pain of his first-ever open mic experience and the "massive gift" of taking care of others before himself.

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