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Fresh Air Weekend: Mary Gauthier, Miranda Lambert, The Women Behind 'Obvious Child'
Singer Mary Gauthier discusses what inspired Trouble & Love; Ken Tucker reviews Miranda Lambert's latest album Platinum; and the women behind Obvious Child talk farts, abortion and stage fright.
A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist
Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.
Life Is Tough, Says Joan Rivers, So 'You Better Laugh At Everything'
The comic has made a career out of saying exactly what she thinks. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, "I'm the one who says, 'The emperor has no clothes.'" Her new book is Diary of a Mad Diva.
The Pope's Complex Legacy In Argentina
Pope Francis was a young priest in Argentina during its Dirty War. Journalist Alma Guillermoprieto talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her article, "Francis's Holy War," and his controversial history.
The Art Of Sampling, Stolen, Not Copied
The 1984 hit "La Di Da Di," by rappers Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, has become one of the most sampled songs of all time. Music producer Mark Ronson talks with Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour.
Classical Dub-Step Violin Finds Its Audience
America's Got Talent judges told the dancing hip-hop violinist Lindsey Stirling that her career had no hope, but she proved them wrong. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about her new album, Shatter Me.
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