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Law

Recent Police Shootings Stir A Memory For A Former Philadelphia Officer

Tom Gibbons had to retire from the police force after being shot three times during a traffic stop in 1970. He then became a reporter and covered the police for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Recent Police Shootings Stir A Memory For A Former Philadelphia Officer

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Code Switch

'I'm Petrified For My Children': Will Racism And Guns Lead To America's Ruin?

Novelist Mat Johnson says the nation's unresolved racial legacy, our love of guns and our method of policing have put the country on a fatal and disastrous path.

'I'm Petrified For My Children': Will Racism And Guns Lead To America's Ruin?

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Law

Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPD

Eric Adams joined the police department intent on reforming it. "If I was not a voice for change it would bother me," he says. He was on the force for 22 years. Now he is Brooklyn's borough president.

Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPD

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Wednesday

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Television

'Veep' Showrunner On Politics And The 'Thankless Task' Of Being Second In Command

David Mandel, the Emmy-nominated writer, director and executive producer of the HBO series Veep, discusses the current season of the show, his work on SNL and the 2016 presidential election.

'Veep' Showrunner On Politics And The 'Thankless Task' Of Being Second In Command

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Movie Interviews

Fresh Air Remembers Garry Marshall, Creator Of 'Happy Days' And 'Laverne & Shirley'

Marshall, who died yesterday at the age of 81, was a noted writer and director of both television and film. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1991, shortly after the release of his movie, Frankie and Johnny.

Fresh Air Remembers Garry Marshall, Creator Of 'Happy Days' And 'Laverne & Shirley'

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Tuesday

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Mike Birbiglia says his new film, Don't Think Twice, is like a "Big Chill-type comedy set in the world of an improv theater." Bryan Bedder/Getty Images hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Comic Mike Birbiglia On His Best Failure And The 3 Rules Of Improv

Birbiglia says the failure of his sitcom pilot is the best thing that could have happened to him, artistically. His new film, Don't Think Twice, tells the story of an improv comedy group.

Comic Mike Birbiglia On His Best Failure And The 3 Rules Of Improv

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Fine Art

Met's 'Unfinished' Exhibit Offers A Glimpse Of The Artistic Mind At Work

The inaugural show at the Metropolitan Museum's Met Breuer branch raises the question of what makes a finished work of art. Critic Lloyd Schwartz calls it "an astonishing gathering of masterpieces."

Met's 'Unfinished' Exhibit Offers A Glimpse Of The Artistic Mind At Work

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