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Chinese Woman Becomes First to Summit Everest After Avalanche

Helicopter ferries team over killer icefall.<p>NAMCHE BAZAAR—After a tragic climbing season on Mount Everest, after all the foreign guides and more than 300 high-paying clients had pulled out, a Chinese woman guided by a team of Sherpas found a way—if controversial—to get to the top of the world's …

A Former Navy Firearms Instructor and Proud Gun Owner On Why We Need Common Sense Gun Control

A gun owner and former Navy firearms instructor makes the case for common sense gun control and why we need to adopt it now, before the next …

Bigotry Is Back, 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

Discrimination is all around us. But we’re always going to fight to end it, as the sign at Linda Brown’s former elementary school in Kansas reminds …

The Chipotle Anti-Gun ‘Scandal’ Has the Right Up in Arms

They’re all free-market this and that—until a corporation makes a decision they don’t like, as Chipotle just did in with regard to guns.<p>It’s getting …

How the NRA Enables Massacres

As a shooting spree leaves seven dead in California, the gun lobby is trying to thwart attempts to study gun deaths and officials who see gun …

The Snowden Saga: A Shadowland of Secrets and Light

Whether hero or traitor, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is the most important whistle-blower of modern times, one whose disclosures will reverberate for decades to come. With extensive input from Snowden himself, Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough, and Sarah Ellison have the …

Monica Lewinsky's story is a scandal of Americans' double-standards

It is hard not to feel a kinship with Lewinsky because women know that one wrong decision could mean the end of our dreams<p>Every generation has its Hester Prynne, its Tess of the d'Ubervilles, its Becky Sharp, its Emma Bovary. Monica Lewinsky was ours, and while our mothers (or our mothers-in-print) …

A 3-Year-Old Boy Remembered Being Murdered In His “Last” Life, Correctly Points To Where His Body Was Buried

I’ve heard a lot of stories of kids telling their parents about what happened in their “last” lives, but never as exact as helping people find their …

In 'Passage,' Caro Mines LBJ's Changing Political Roles

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on</i> May 13, 2013.<p>For the past 37 years, Robert Caro has devoted his life to writing the definitive biography of Lyndon Johnson. So far, <i>The Years of Lyndon Johnson</i> has four acclaimed volumes and has shown readers just how complex the 36th president was, as both …

Matthew McConaughey, Getting Serious Again

The leading man known for his good looks and charm has lately been taking on more serious roles in films such as <i>Bernie, Magic Mike</i> and <i>Mud.</i> We'll listen back to excerpts from an April 2013 interview.<p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. In the film …

'Wind Rises' Is Exquisite, And Likely To Be Hayao Miyazaki's Last

<b>The Wind Rises</b><p>Directors: Hayao Miyazaki<br>• Genre: Animation, biography, drama<br>• Running time: 126 minutes<p><i>Rated PG-13</i><p><i>With</i> Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt<p><i>(Recommended)</i><p>The 73-year-old Japanese animation titan Hayao Miyazaki says <i>The Wind Rises</i> is his final film, and if that's true — and I …

Fresh Air Weekend: David O. Russell, 'Last Of The Unjust,' And 'Sonic Wonders'

Fresh Air Weekend <i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:</i><p><b>At</b> …

Viral Video of the Day: Charlie Day's Graduation Speech

'It's Always Sunny' actor gives hilarious, heartfelt address<p>“You will get to receive wisdom, life lessons, knowledge… from a man who has made a …