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Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song
Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating "Steven and Tiwonge," a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.
Turkey's Armenian Artists Honor Their Community's Past
Turkey is gradually allowing minority populations more avenues of expression, including in the arts. This week, thousands attended a rare and moving Istanbul performance of Armenian music and poetry.
Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time
Dallas Mildenhall is one of the world's few forensic pollen experts. He recently identified a rare, mutated pollen grain that helped police crack a murder case in his native New Zealand.
Fresh Air Weekend: Toni Morrison, Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction, Will Forte
Nobel laureate Morrison reflects on her life and her regrets; Maureen Corrigan reviews a reissue of four of Macdonald's 1950s novels; SNL alum Forte discusses comedy and Bruce Dern's acting advice.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday
Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Grey while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Grey will be laid to rest on Monday.
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