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Way back on June 9, Fresh Air had a great interview with the director Anton Corbijn, whose film Control is now available on DVD. Control, as you're probably well aware, is based on the life of the post-punk pioneer Ian Curtis, the frontman of the infinitely influential band, Joy Division. Curtis took is own life in 1980, but not before creating a body of work that is, while quantitatively modest, towering, heartbreaking, and timeless. In the interview, Corbijn speaks about the time he spent photographing Joy Division, what it means to revisit one's youth through the process of creating art, and why he didn't want to think of it as a music film.

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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