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When illustrator Ralph Steadman accepted an assignment with writer Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby, he never imagined the weekend that would ensue. Here, Steadman depicted the race's winner, a colt named Dust Commander. (Ralph Steadman)

Drones, Dur-Dur Band, And A Derby With Hunter S. Thompson

May 5, 2013 — In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered: targeted killings, a game-changing week in Syria, the coming out of Glenn Burke, a remembrance of Hunter S. Thompson's trip to the 1970 Kentucky Derby, and the Somali dance music of Dur-Dur Band.

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