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Meet Your New Wookiee Queen Of Viral Video: 'Chewbacca Mom'

"I'm reeling," Candace Payne tells NPR's Rachel Martin. Her video of herself trying on a mask has already set a record for views, and even she's astounded by the reaction. "I'm like, y'all, come on."
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Fresh Air Weekend: Kenya Barris; 'A Bigger Splash'; Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris says his own family experiences inspire the show. John Powers reviews the film, A Bigger Splash. Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and his escape from Vietnam.
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From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

After five seasons as Walt on Breaking Bad, Cranston reinvented himself as Lyndon B. Johnson in the play (and now the HBO film) All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27, 2014.
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When Her Town Needed Fixing, This Single Mom Stepped Up

Marie Sayenga saw her local government needed improvement. So, while raising a family on her own, she stepped up and ran for office in the 1950s.
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Breaking Down The Science Of Picky Eating

What makes us dislike certain foods? And why is everyone so concerned about what you're eating, anyway? Jane Kauer, an anthropologist who has studied the topic, helps answer our questions.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Richard Russo; Dan Clowes; The Cultural History Of Pit Bulls

Russo discusses his new novel, Everyone's Fool. Cartoonist Dan Clowes talks about time travel and giving readers their money's worth. Bronwen Dickey explores the history of America's most feared dog.
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Remembering Michael S. Harper, A Poet With An Ear For Jazz

Harper, who died Saturday, was known for his jazz-influenced poems. His first volume of poetry, Dear John, Dear Coltrane, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1978. Originally broadcast in 2000.
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A Stanford Family: Groundskeeper Dad Cultivates His Son's Classroom Dream

They both went to the prestigious school — though for different reasons. Frankie attended undergrad there, but it was his father, the school's groundskeeper, who inspired him to pursue that education.
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As War Dangers Multiply, Doctors Without Borders Struggles To Adapt

More airstrikes. More kidnappings. How will the medical aid group protect its workers, patients and hospitals in a more threatening world?
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Is American Oil 'Dead'? T. Boone Pickens Says Yes ... But Only For Now

Prospects in the industry are dim, and even the billionaire investor, who made his fortune in oil, has turned to alternative energies. Still, the self-described "realist" says they aren't the answer.

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