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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Extreme Medicine,' Lake Street Dive, 'When We Get Home'

Feb 15, 2014 (Fresh Air)

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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:

Practicing 'Extreme Medicine,' From Deep Sea To Outer Space
In his new book, Dr. Kevin Fong explores how humans survive extremes of heat, cold, outer space and deep sea. "We're still exploring the human body and what medicine can do in the same way that the great explorers of the 20th century and every age before them explored the world," he says.

Lake Street Dive: 'Portraits' Of Heartache
The band prides itself on technique over originality, but is nonetheless passionate about its craft.

For Military Couples, It's A Long Recovery 'When We Get Home'
Kayla Williams and Brian McGough met in Iraq in 2003. Williams' new memoir, Plenty of Time When We Get Home, describes their homecoming after McGough suffered physical and cognitive injuries in an IED explosion.

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Practicing 'Extreme Medicine,' From Deep Sea To Outer Space

Lake Street Dive: 'Portraits' Of Heartache

For Military Couples, It's A Long Recovery 'When We Get Home'

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