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After Deployment, Marine Returns To Find His 'Most Important Thing': Fatherhood

When 1st Lt. Ernesto Rodriguez deployed to Iraq, his son had only recently been born. When he returned, he struggled to keep his life together. It was his son who helped him see things through.
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How LGBTQ People Of Color Are Dealing With Orlando: Code Switch Podcast, Episode 4

The tragedy in Orlando shook many people in communities that already feel vulnerable: LGBTQ Americans, Latinos, Muslims, immigrant families, and those living at the intersection of these identities.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Producer Scott Rudin; William Bell's New Album; 'Silicon Valley'

Rudin discusses his career as a Broadway producer. Ken Tucker reviews Bell's new record. Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg and actor Thomas Middleditch discuss the HBO show, Silicon Valley.
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Tracing Muhammad Ali's Rise To 'King Of The World'

Fresh Air remembers the boxing legend who dies last week with this archival interview with David Remnick, author of the Ali biography, of King of the World. Originally broadcast in 1998.
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On Muhammad Ali's Complicated Contradictions, And How He Changed Boxing

"Ali was a black man who was not concerned with what white America thought of him."
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This '80s Rock Frontman Knows: What Could Be More Metal Than Sharks?

Meet Hans Walters, lead singer of the defunct hair metal band ZTOYZ — and shark biologist at the New York Aquarium.
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Code Switch Podcast, Episode 2: Being 'Outdoorsy' When You're Black Or Brown

On this episode, Shereen and Adrian take a look at why being "outdoorsy" can get complicated when you're a person of color in America.
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Fresh Air Weekend: The Lonely Island; Paul Simon's New Album; The Science Of Warfare

Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer talk about their film, Popstar. Ken Tucker reviews Paul Simon's Stranger to Stranger. Grunt author Mary Roach describes scientific developments of war.
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A Path From 'Blackout' Drunkenness To Sobriety And Self-Acceptance

Author Sarah Hepola once got so drunk before a presentation that she didn't remember it the next day. She wrestles with her reasons for drinking in her memoir. Originally broadcast July 30, 2015.
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Navigating Life, And Relationships, After A Jail Sentence

Jamal Faison spent eight months in New York City's Rikers Island jail complex. Now, he struggles to rebuild his life and his view of himself.

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