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Fresh Air Weekend: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk; Comic Jerrod Carmichael

John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of X discuss punk's early days. Jerrod Carmichael says that the complicated family debates on his NBC comedy series are inspired by real life.
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Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'

Patricia Mishler was diagnosed with ALS — a death sentence, according to her doctors. But before she goes, whenever that may be, she says she knows her greatest achievements: her two daughters.
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Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.
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Remembering Jesuit Priest And Anti-War Activist Daniel Berrigan

Berrigan, who died Sunday, was a leading figure in the Catholic left. He and his brother Philip served prison time for burning draft cards to protest the Vietnam War. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Questlove; 'Elvis & Nixon'; Tom Hanks

The Roots' drummer Questlove discusses the artistry involved in creating a great meal. Critic David Edelstein reviews Elvis & Nixon. Tom Hanks discusses his new movie, A Hologram for the King.
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Reborn At 40, She Uncovered New Life In A 'Dream' — Looking At Skulls

But not just looking at skulls — reconstructing human faces from them. This forensic artist once worked several jobs, hating "every morning I got up." Then, she took a class in anthropology.
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When It Comes To Prom Dresses, Teen Blogger Knows What's In Style

It's prom season! And that means dresses — lots of dresses. Justina Sharp has been blogging about fashion since she was 13 years old, and she tells NPR's Rachel Martin what's trending this year.
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How Talking Openly Against Stigma Helped A Mother And Son Cope With Bipolar Disorder

Eric Walton was 13 when the Sandy Hook massacre happened. His mother feared he might grow up to be another Adam Lanza. Now Walton and his mother tell of finding the right diagnosis and treatment.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Autism; New Historical Fiction; The Future Of Yellowstone

John Robison, who is on the autism spectrum, talks about TMS treatment. Maureen Corrigan reviews two suspenseful new novels. David Quammen warns that Yellowstone National Park may be "loved to death."
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'I Can Smell The Dirt And The Fear': Up From Soil, The Soul Of A Law Career

Vito de la Cruz grew up in a family of migrant farm workers in the 1960s. And, though the civil rights lawyer is now far from those fields, he's still motivated by the memory of a brutal day.

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