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Tracing Muhammad Ali's Rise To 'King Of The World'

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:24pm

Fresh Air remembers the boxing legend who dies last week with this archival interview with David Remnick, author of the Ali biography, of King of the World. Originally broadcast in 1998.

Is Yellowstone National Park In Danger Of Being 'Loved To Death'?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:24pm

The park attracts millions of visitors each year, but journalist David Quammen warns that balancing tourism and preservation in Yellowstone can be tricky. Originally broadcast April 18, 2016.

'Genius' Offers A High-Toned Look At The Editor-Writer Relationship

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:24pm

A new film tells the story of book editor Max Perkins, who worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe. Critic David Edelstein says Genius "isn't quite ingenious enough."

Obama Expands U.S. Military's Authority To Target Taliban In Afghanistan

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:11pm

The president has authorized U.S. commanders to use airstrikes to assist Afghan offensives — not just as defensive or preventive measures.

Spring Is Swarm Season, When Beekeepers Are On The Hunt For New Hives

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:54am

While a new neighborhood beehive can be stressful for homeowners, it's an exciting time for beekeepers. They see it as an opportunity to collect more colonies for their apiaries.

Despite Rise Of Superbugs, Syphilis Still Has A Kryptonite

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:54am

Syphilis cases are on the rise. The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease is becoming resistant to some antibiotics. But somehow, penicillin has remained the best weapon against it.

On Muhammad Ali's Complicated Contradictions, And How He Changed Boxing

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:52am

"Ali was a black man who was not concerned with what white America thought of him."

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