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The Cheyenne Mountain Complex was completed in the mid-1960s. The tunnels extend thousands of feet into Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colo. Courtesy Simon & Schuster hide caption

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In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

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"When you tell the truth, it's naturally going to offend people afraid of the truth, afraid of what the truth might force them to do," says writer Sherman Alexie. Lee Towndrow/Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Sherman Alexie Says He's Been 'Indian Du Jour' For A 'Very Long Day'

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Roxane Gay is a novelist and short story writer. Her previous books include Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and An Untamed State. She teaches English at Purdue University. Jay Grabiec/HarperCollins hide caption

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Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

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Fresh Air host Terry Gross interviewed former Vice President Joe Biden in front of a live audience at the WHYY studios in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Daniel Burke hide caption

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Biden Talks Trump, Faith And Fate In Front Of A Live 'Fresh Air' Audience

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In celebration of Fresh Air's 30th anniversary, Seth Meyers joined Terry Gross for a taping in front of a live audience on June 9, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pa. Paul Loftland/Paul Loftland Photography hide caption

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For Our 30th Anniversary, Fresh Air Tapes Live With Seth Meyers Of 'Late Night'

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Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. She was the first woman to work in the information security division at Aramco, the Saudi national oil company. Manal al-Sharif hide caption

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For One Saudi Woman, 'Daring To Drive' Was An Act Of Civil Disobedience

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Giancarlo Esposito returns as the notorious Breaking Bad drug lord Gus Fring on the AMC prequel series, Better Call Saul. Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures hide caption

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'Better Call Saul' Actor Giancarlo Esposito On The Making Of An Iconic Villain

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Polar Photographer Shares His View Of A Ferocious But Fragile Ecosystem

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David Sedaris lives in West Sussex, England, where he's known for picking up trash along the side of the road. Ingrid Christie/Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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David Sedaris On The Life-Altering And Mundane Pages Of His Old Diaries

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Sen. Al Franken On Comedy, Trump And The 'Curdling' Of Washington

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In the second season of the Netflix series Master of None, Aziz Ansari's character falls in love with his Italian friend Francesca, who is already engaged. Netflix hide caption

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Aziz Ansari On 'Master Of None' And How His Parents Feel About Acting

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Comic Hasan Minhaj On Roasting Trump And Growing Up A 'Third Culture Kid'

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After 6 Prison Terms, A Former Inmate Helps Other Women Rebuild Their Lives

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"This instrument right here, born in Africa, but then made in America and then altered by white America — that's the story of so much of our music," Rhiannon Giddens says of the banjo. John Peets/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rhiannon Giddens Speaks For The Silenced

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"I can't imagine there's ever been a more feminist television show," says I Love Dick creator Jill Soloway. Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP hide caption

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'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway Seeks To Upend Television With 'I Love Dick'

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