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Why Not Take That Marriage Out For A Test Ride?

With so many marriages ending in divorce today, some people wonder if the legal definition of marriage needs updating. One lawyer, Paul Rampell, says maybe it's time to consider 'leasing' your marriage - with the option to renew. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Rampell about his idea.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Bob Odenkirk, 'Love Affairs' And 'In A World ...'

Odenkirk reflects on playing Breaking Bad's most comedic character, Maureen Corrigan reviews a debut novel about a literary young man in Brooklyn and Lake Bell and Fred Melamed discuss the draw of voice-over work.
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'The Butler': 'It's Not A Movie — It's A Movement'

The new film, starring Forest Whitaker, tells the story of a man who experienced the country's racial tension from one of the most powerful addresses in the world. Director Lee Daniels and journalist Wil Haygood join Tell Me More to discuss the movie, and the man who inspired it.
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Mike White On Creating HBO's 'Enlightened' Whistle-Blower

On the HBO series Enlightened, a naive corporate executive played by Laura Dern wants to change the world. The series' creator and writer, Mike White, says the show's whistle-blowing plot line was inspired, in part, by his own father's experience.
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Surviving Tragedy: 'It Brought Us Closer'

Ondelee Perteet survived being shot more than three years ago, but his recovery has been long and uncertain. Still, thanks to his mother Detreena — who he calls "a drill sergeant" — the teenager is relishing his second chance.
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Spike Lee: Doing The Right Thing For Himself

The legendary filmmaker is using the fundraising website Kickstarter to raise money for his latest movie — and he's drawing some criticism for it. He talks to host Michel Martin about funding his own films and the state of the industry today.
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Summer Songs: New Music Takes On Old Favorites

Tell Me More is looking at contemporary artists remaking old classics for its 'Summer Songs' series. Gwen Thompkins, the host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, shares a piano medley by Allen Toussaint, in which he reinterprets three jazz greats.
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Are Race-Based Goals In Education Helpful?

While civil rights groups are critical of Florida's race-based education goals, the policy's defenders argue that it sets ambitious - but realistic - achievement targets. Host Michel Martin talks with Krista Kafer, chief of the policy group Colorado's Future Project.
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Will Changing Cancer Terminology Change Treatment?

Cancer is one of the most frightening diagnosis someone can get, but it might become less common. That's because the National Cancer Institute is asking the medical community to redefine what it calls cancer. Host Michel Martin finds out about the benefits and possible side effects.
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'Orange Is The New Black' Transgender Actress Calls Role 'Complicated'

The Netflix series follows a diverse cast of characters in a women's prison in upstate New York. One of the breakout stars is Laverne Cox, whose character is a transgender inmate. She discusses her role on the show, and her experiences as a black, transgender actress.

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