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Photojournalist Tyler Hicks
New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks was just awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Nairobi Mall siege where shoppers were massacred by extremists. Hicks was held hostage while reporting from Libya, and was with reporter Anthony Shadid when Shadid died of an asthma attack while they were trying to get out of Syria. Hicks carried his body across the border into Turkey.
Recently on Fresh Air:
The New York Times photojournalist happened to be nearby when Islamist militants launched an attack on shoppers inside an upscale Kenyan mall — he rushed inside and took photos as the event unfolded.
Meyers left a dream job hosting Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon. Meyers says not having a mic in hand — like he did in standup — took some adjusting.
Make My Head Sing... is an album of contradictions. It's full of unreliable narrators who sometimes revel in jealousy, willful insanity and drugs, even as her voice and the music suggest otherwise.
The strategy of going to the Supreme Court to challenge Proposition 8 was controversial within the gay-rights movement. Now, Jo Becker's new book is proving to be controversial as well.
Many comedians think that explaining jokes ruins jokes, but Hari Kondabolu doesn't mind. Especially when it comes to jokes about race and ethnicity, he's willing to explain until everyone gets it.