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Dennis Lehane On 'Messing With The Wrong City'

Author Dennis Lehane talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his New York Times op-ed, "Messing with the Wrong City," which expressed his love for his hometown.
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Gun Control Battle: Any Room For Political Leeway?

Gun control advocates are regrouping after the Senate's failure to pass new gun regulations on Wednesday. Host Michel Martin talks about the political news of the week with analysts Maria Teresa Kumar, Lenny McAllister and NPR's senior Washington editor, Ron Elving.
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'Portrait Of Jason': '60s Counterculture Restored

Jason Holliday was a black aspiring performer in 1960s New York — he was also openly gay, when that wasn't safe. Holliday is the subject of Shirley Clarke's 1967 documentary, Portrait of Jason. Michel Martin speaks with film archivist Dennis Doros, who spent years restoring the old film, and Robert Fiore, who originally helped craft it.
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Angela Davis Film Explores The 'Terrorist' And Scholar

Angela Davis was once on the FBI's most wanted list. But decades after her brush with the law as a political activist, she remains a hero to some, and a villain to others. Host Michel Martin talks with Shola Lynch, the director of the new documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.
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In 'Which Way,' A War Photographer In His Element

Writer-director Sebastian Junger remembers his friend and colleague Tim Hetherington, killed in April 2011 by mortar fire in the Libyan city of Misrata.
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GOP Wooing Women & Minorities

The next presidential election is years away, but Republicans are already reaching out to women and minorities. But what does the GOP need to do to win over these voters? Host Michel Martin asks blogger Viviana Hurtado; PJ Media's Bridget Johnson; and political science professor Andra Gillespie.
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Asa Hutchinson: Gitmo, Guns, And Governorship Plans

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, a Republican. They talk about a report that recommends the use of armed guards in schools, as well as Hutchinson's run for governor of Arkansas.
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Guantanamo Bay, One Piece Of Torturous Puzzle?

Several Guantanamo Bay detainees are on a months-long hunger strike. But the U.S. may have bigger problems when it comes to detainee treatment. A bipartisan study says it's undeniable that the U.S. tortured people after 9/11. Host Michel Martin speaks with former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, and one of the co-chairs of the study.
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Former Terror Expert: 'Very Confident' Case Will Be Solved

Investigators are following every lead after yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. Host Michel Martin speaks with Don Borelli, a former FBI special agent on terrorism, to hear how investigators piece together a crime like this, and determine who is responsible.
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'Letter From Birmingham Jail' 50 Years Later

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail, one of the most iconic documents of the civil rights movement. Host Michel Martin explores the letter's historical significance, and what it means 50 years later.

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