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Fresh Air Weekend: Mary Gauthier, Miranda Lambert, The Women Behind 'Obvious Child'

Singer Mary Gauthier discusses what inspired Trouble & Love; Ken Tucker reviews Miranda Lambert's latest album Platinum; and the women behind Obvious Child talk farts, abortion and stage fright.
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Black Men Can Be Emotional Eaters, Too

Kaleb Hill says trauma in his life led him to eat his way to 360 pounds. He tells host Michel Martin about overcoming his mental health struggles, and the importance of asking for help.
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Are Americans Bothered By Soccer?

George Vecsey was one of the first major sports columnists to cover soccer. He's been to eight World Cup tournaments and reflects on the sport's growing popularity in the United States.
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Excommunicated Mormon Says Church Can't Take Away Her Faith

Kathleen Kelly was excommunicated from the Mormon Church for advocating that women be ordained. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kelly about her cause and her future with the Church.
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Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.
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Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become a leading conservative voice focused on building wealth among people of color. Scott tells host Michel Martin about his ideas for growing the economy.
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Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

Business leaders and policymakers gathered at the White House to discuss how working families can get ahead. One participant explains how he feels companies can stay competitive and help families.
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Lupita Nyong'o's Father On His 'Wise' Daughter, Her Rising Fame

Peter Anyang Nyong'o is a Kenyan senator. He's also the father of Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o. He talks to host Michel Martin about his own history and his family's newfound fame.
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Interview: Carol Schwartz Talks Education, Running For Mayor And Her Party Affiliation

Even though we're months away from D.C.'s mayoral election, the race has gotten more interesting over the past couple of weeks, with former council member and mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz announcing she's making another run this year.
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Dexter Filkins On ISIS And The 'Bitter Consequences' Of The Iraq War

The journalist who covered the war in Iraq, and its aftermath, details the militant Sunni Islamist group, the power it has in Iraq and Syria and how its war is destabilizing neighboring countries.

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