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Fresno native Mark Arax has written about the war over water in his state for decades. "It used to be the farmers against the delta smelt fish, and now it's the urbanite against the almond," he says.
Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead looks at a couple tribute albums to the jazz singer.
In West Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood, Asian immigrant shopkeepers cleaned up the damage caused by rioters. Also in need of repair: their relationship with their African-American customers.
Renee Montagne talks to Mark Puentes, of The Baltimore Sun, whose investigation revealed the city paid about $5.7 million over 4 years to settle suits from citizens accusing police of excessive force.
The Supreme Court upheld a Florida ban on elected judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's four liberal justices.
In the lead-up to Saturday's mega-bout between premier boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao is widely viewed as "the good guy." It's a role the Filipino boxer knows well.