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The Truth About Humanitarian Work: High Ideals Vs. Hard Realities

In this week's For the Record, we meet three humanitarian aid workers: one confronting the Ebola crisis, another trying to educate Syrian refugees and another who's stepped back from field work.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Better Call Saul,' James McMurtry And America's Test Kitchen

Better Call Saul's co-creator talks about the prequel to Breaking Bad; critic Ken Tucker reviews McMurtry's new album Complicated Game; America's Test Kitchen has a new vegetarian cookbook.

Former Security Guard Reflects On What He Lost One Fateful Night

In 1990, Rick Abath was tricked into letting thieves into Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They stole half a billion dollars in artwork — the biggest art theft in history.

Inspired By Monks, A Writer Embraces His Life Of Solitude

Fenton Johnson says that while alone, people can "find the richest possible ways of being in the world." He's lived alone for more than 20 years. His Harper's article describes his pursuit.

Fresh Air Remembers Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles

Maysles and his late brother David made the 1976 film Grey Gardens, a study of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' relatives who lived in squalor in their decaying mansion. He died last week at age of 88.

Education May Be Priceless, But A College Degree Isn't

The four college seniors participating in The Howard Project talk about how they're paying for college, how they make and spend their pocket money and what they expect in their financial futures.

Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

Marilee Jones, the former dean of admissions at MIT, inflated her resume and resigned from her position in 2007. Coming back from that kind of mistake can be harrowing — and life-changing.

Fresh Air Weekend: Larry David, 'High Maintenance' Creators And Chris Offutt

Larry David wrote and stars in the Broadway play Fish in the Dark; Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss their Web series about a pot dealer; Chris Offutt discusses his new memoir.

Cold Weather Means Long Days For HVAC Crews

It seems like furnaces give out whenever the temperatures are really frigid. What has this winter been like for a heating repair technician? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Doug Braford in Cleveland.

Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.