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Superintendent's Effort To Do Right By His Kids

The Los Angeles Unified School District is one of the largest school systems in the country. As its superintendent, John Deasy knows the challenges facing educators, parents and children. Host Michel Martin speaks with Deasy about the things that keep him up at night, and what he enjoys most about his job.

'I Am A Gay High School Basketball Coach'

When Anthony Nicodemo finally worked up the courage to tell his players he was gay, he was prepared for the worst. He didn't expect what happened next.

Fresh Air Weekend: Amy Schumer, 'Bling Ring' And 'Americanah'

Amy Schumer talks a lot about sex, but her comedy is about much more than that. A new film from Sofia Coppola is based on the true story of a group of California teens that broke into celebrities' homes. The novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores race in contemporary America in her new book.

Tina Brown's Must-Reads: On Media, The People, And Strife

The editor of The Daily Beast returns to recommend three compelling reads on the topic of the stories media tell about conflict in the world around them — and the surging force of social media, which increasingly sets the storytelling agenda.

Will Brazil's About-Face Drive Back Protests?

An increase in bus fare sparked protests in Brazil this week. But even though some municipalities are rolling back the fares, people are still frustrated by the high cost of living and poor government services. Guest host Celeste Headlee takes a closer look at the anti-government protests.

Music, An Underlying Force Behind Protests

Music has influenced - and been influenced by - many social movements. As protesters flood the streets in Brazil, NPR's Alt Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd discusses popular Brazilian protest songs with guest host Celeste Headlee.

To Arm, Or Not To Arm The Syrian Rebels?

The White House says the United States will arm Syrian rebels, but a new poll shows most Americans don't like the idea. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Shadi Hamid of The Brookings Institution, about America's current and future involvement in Syria.

'Teenpreneur' Makes Money Off Great-Grandma's Hair Recipe

Leanna Archer was just nine-years-old she began using her Haitian great-grandmother's recipe to sell homemade hair care products. Today, she's the CEO of a six-figure business. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with the now 17-year-old CEO about being a 'teenpreneur.'

Amelia Earhart Legacy, Enduring Mystery

On June 17, 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane. Earhart enthusiast and pilot Ann Pellegreno, who successfully duplicated Earhart's around-the-world flight plan in 1967, offers her insight.