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Fresh Air Weekend: John Zorn, Superchunk And 'Cat Sense'

The New York City composer turns 60, Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker says Superchunk's latest album is full of typically superlative moments and anthrozoologist John Bradshaw explains cats' mysterious nature.
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Oklahoma's Master Meteorologist Retires

For more than four decades, KWTV's Gary England guided Okies through heat waves, droughts, flooding and tornadoes. Host Scott Simon talks to England, a local legend who became national news.
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Katey Sagal, Holding Court On 'Sons Of Anarchy'

The actress plays Gemma, the fierce matriarch of the biker gang in the FX series. She's best-known for playing the acerbic Peg Bundy on the long-running show Married With Children.
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Remembering A Boss Who Led A Team To Safety On Sept. 11

Connie Labetti worked on the 99th floor of the South Tower — the second tower to be hit that day. Her boss, Ron Fazio, helped her and others make it out alive.
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Progressive Democrats Doubt Syria Strategy

Host Michel Martin hears from two members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus about why they're reluctant to approve a U.S. strike on Syria. She's joined by Representative Barbara Lee of California and Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland.
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Pfister Sisters Bring Fun To Old Jazz Standard

In the final installment of Tell Me More's 'Summer Songs' series, Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, tells Michel Martin about a 'grown' girl group, The Pfister Sisters, singing the jazz standard Everybody Loves My Baby.
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Managing Money: There's An App For That

An endless number of personal finance apps help consumers keep track of their money. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lisa Gerstner of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, about the different options for tracking savings and spending on mobile devices.
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Diana Nyad: Dream Accomplished

Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. This was Nyad's fifth attempt and it took her 53 hours. Host Michel Martin spoke with her three years ago, about not giving up.
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Washington Group Aiding Syrian Opposition

While President Obama is trying to convince members of Congress that action is needed in Syria, one Washington-based group is already aiding opposition forces. Host Michel Martin talks with Dan Layman of the Syrian Opposition Group about their efforts to fund the Free Syrian Army.
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Jason Isbell Locates His Musical Compass On 'Southeastern'

The singer-songwriter earned a name for himself while playing with Drive-By Truckers and The 400 Unit, but on his new album — written after he got sober — Isbell finds a new level of emotional honesty. Here, he talks with Terry Gross about his life and plays songs from Southeastern.

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