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The Longest Mail Route In The Country

Jim Ed Bull is a 72-year-old letter carrier in rural Oklahoma with the a 187.6-mile route — longest in the United States. Bull talks about his route with host Rachel Martin and the truck that carries him across those long stretches of open space.
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One Family, One Year, Globe-Circling Vacation

Heather and Ishmael Davis and their sons, Ethan and Cameron, took a break from work and school for an entire year to travel the world, visiting 29 countries on six continents. Host Rachel Martin asks them how they pulled it off.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'World's End,' Robin Thicke And The 'Sports Gene'

Five friends reunite for an epic pub crawl in the latest from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. Thicke's album "Blurred Lines" reveals he's an earnest nostalgist. And David Epstein explores the science behind athletic skill.
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'Grandmaster' Ziyi Zhang: 'I Can Do Better Than Just Kicking Ass'

Actress Ziyi Zhang is known for Oscar-winning films like Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Now she co-stars in The Grandmaster, inspired by kung fu legend Ip Man. She speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about her new fierce role and how women have gained prominence in kung fu films.
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Shaking Up The Grand Old Party

Questions about a Republican reboot are growing louder after a party meeting in Boston last week. Guest Host Celeste Headlee speaks with Republican strategist Ron Christie, and journalist Matthew Continetti about shaking things up within the Grand Old Party.
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Lessons From Getting Shot

Journalist Brian Beutler was mugged and shot while walking through his Washington, D.C. neighborhood. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Beutler about his Salon article, 'What I Learned From Getting Shot.'
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Women Shortchanged In Retirement Earnings

The American workforce is graying. And while many people aren't saving enough for retirement, that's especially true for women. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with reporter Paul Solman and aging specialist Helen Dennis, about a gender gap in retirement earnings.
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Unrest Boiling Over In Egypt

Violence continues in Egypt, and the political situation there continues to get more volatile. Guest host Celeste Headlee checks in with NPR's correspondent, Peter Kenyon.
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Is It Time To Get Rid of IQ Tests In Schools?

Schools have long used IQ tests to group students. But some experts say labels like 'gifted' or 'disabled' are following students throughout their education — for better and worse. Guest host Celeste Headlee finds out more.
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Faith Ringgold: No 'Knock Down, Drag Out Black Woman Story'

The legendary artist began her career in 1963, the same year as the March on Washington. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about her life, work, and why no one originally wanted to hear her story.

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