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Bio Credits Manson's Terrible Rise To Right Place And Time

California parolee Charles Manson arrived in San Francisco in 1967, when the city was full of young seeking a guru. In Manson, Jeff Guinn says it was the perfect spot for him to enact his cult vision.
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How Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures — rather than stifles — creativity.
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Growing Up Broke Strengthened Daughter's Bond With Working Mom

A mother talks to her daughter about how hard it was to make ends meet as a single mom in the '90s, through the good times and the bad.
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'Bob's Burgers' Serves Up Gently Savory Entertainment

The winningly sweet, wacky (and now Emmy-winning) cartoon follows a family and their struggling seaside burger joint. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Jimi Hendrix Movie, 'Transparent' And Ron Perlman

Director John Ridley and star Andre Benjamin discuss the film Jimi: All Is By My Side; David Bianculli reviews the new drama Transparent; Ron Perlman talks about his book Easy Street (The Hard Way).
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Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.
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In 'Transparent,' Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair

Amazon Studios' Transparent features a slate of well-known actors playing a family dealing with the revelation that the person they'd known as Mort, their father, is a transgender woman.
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How Did The Son Of A Terrorist Choose Peace?

Zak Ebrahim is the son of terrorist El-Sayyid Nosair, one of the masterminds of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He tells the story of being raised to hate and how he chose a very different path.
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Transcript: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif's Full NPR Interview

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the U.S. approach to combating extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, and the talks on Iran's nuclear weapons program.
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As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain

John Darnielle's novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.

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