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Rounding the Bases

Baseball is our national pastime and its stars, critics, and storytellers are no stranger to Fresh Air. Over the years, Terry Gross and frequent Fresh Air contributor Dave Davies have interviewed some of baseball biggest names, including Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Frank Robinson.

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Amid Heightened Partisanship, A War Brews Between Trump And Congress

New York Times Magazine writer Emily Bazelon talks about impeachment and the Constitution: "The kind of polarization that we have right now is something that the founders really didn't grapple with."

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'We're All Struggling': Writer Saeed Jones Reflects On Identity And Acceptance

As a black gay kid growing up in Texas in the 1990s, poet Saeed Jones remembers getting negative messages about his identity from every aspect of his life. It was around the time of Matthew Shepard's murder in Wyoming, and Jones felt alone and unsafe.

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Ellen West, a new one-act chamber opera presented by Opera Saratoga, is based on a tragic poem by Frank Bidart, while Poul Ruders' The Thirteenth Child draws on Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

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