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Fresh Air Weekend: Sam Baker And Roz Chast

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 8:03am

A musician finds grace in the wake of destruction and a cartoonist reflects on caring for aging parents.

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A Family In Grief And A Neighborhood Sketched Too Lightly

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 7:43am

God's Pocket, the directorial debut of Mad Men's John Slattery, can't draw its sad story of loss with a strong enough hand to make it feel real.

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1 Dead, 2 Missing After Hot Air Balloon Catches Fire In Virginia

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 7:25am

The balloon hit power lines and video showed the basket on fire. Witnesses said they heard an explosion and saw people jumping or falling from the balloon.

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Bob's Rainbows: May 10, 2014

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 7:03am

The albums, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs Considered host in his tracks this week. This week: Dave Grohl throws his childhood heroes a rocking hometown party.

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Seeing The Whole Picture In We'll Go To 'Coney Island'

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:52am

In a collection of old photos, Barbara Scheiber spotted her father and his mistress on the Coney Island boardwalk. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon about her new book: We'll Go to Coney Island.

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The Music Of Oak And Forest Sprite Blend In Sylvan Esso

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:52am

Delicate folk vocals combine with thumping electronics in Sylvan Esso's debut album. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the duo of Amelia Heath and Nick Sanborn.

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Michael Sam Waiting For An Invite In NFL Draft Spectacle

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:52am

The spectacle of the NFL draft round enters its third day. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Tom Goldman about meritocracy, race and politics in sports.

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