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Fresh Air Weekend: Mark Ronson, The Mountain Goats, Beau Willimon

Music producer Ronson gives the story behind the hit song "Uptown Funk"; Ken Tucker reviews the Mountain Goats' new album Beat The Champ; House of Cards creator Willimon discusses the show.
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Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 children in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.
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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.
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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.
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As Country Changes, Rubio And Republicans Try To Adjust

On gay rights and immigration, Republicans running for president, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to navigate a tricky course between their party and the country at-large.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Adam Driver, Kendrick Lamar's New Album, Philip Glass

Driver, who stars in While We're Young, talks about his days in the military; Ken Tucker reviews Lamar's latest album To Pimp A Butterfly; Philip Glass discusses his new memoir Words Without Music.
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Undiagnosed Brain Injury Is Behind Soldier's Suicidal Thoughts

An Iraq war veteran talks about his struggles with a brain injury after returning home. (This piece initially aired on Nov. 8, 2014 on Weekend Edition Saturday).
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Fresh Air Weekend: Russell T. Davies, Captain Beefheart And Bruce Eric Kaplan

Davies, who made Queer As Folk, has two new shows premiering in the U.S.: Cucumber and Banana; Critic Ken Tucker profiles the band Captain Beefheart; Kaplan's new illustrated memoir is I Was A Child.
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What China Can Teach The World About Successful Health Care

From free, universal care to for-profit hospitals, China has tried out radically different health care systems in the past 60 years. So what works — and doesn't work — for 1.3 billion people?
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Longtime Couple Found That Clothes Didn't Make The Man

Vietnam veteran Sissy Goodwin has lived his life in a particular fashion for more than 40 years with his wife by his side supporting him. He says she taught him how to love himself.

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