Fresh Air Weekend 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:

Panelist Question

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Limericks

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12:54 p.m. ET: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has dropped out of the DNC chair race, even before the first round of voting began. He did not endorse anyone else.

"It looks like I'm not going to be the next DNC chair," he said, but he urged whoever would be not just to pay attention to the presidency, but to small towns "not as a foreign species."

Benefits In Jeopardy For Retired Coal Miners

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It was a balmy Sunday evening in early 1999, and Dr. Kaw Bing Chua hadn't had lunch or dinner.

There wasn't time to eat. Chua was chasing a killer. And he thought maybe he had finally tracked it down.

He slid the slide under the microscope lens, turned on the scope's light and looked inside. "A chill went down my spine," Chua says. "The slide lit up bright green, like bright green lanterns."

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