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Fresh Air Weekend: Sacha Baron Cohen; Tackling Police Reform From The Inside

Sacha Baron Cohen, shown here in 2019, has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards: two for acting in and producing <em>Borat Subsequent Moviefilm</em> and another for his supporting actor role in <em>The Trial of the Chicago 7.</em>
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Sacha Baron Cohen, shown here in 2019, has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards: two for acting in and producing Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and another for his supporting actor role in The Trial of the Chicago 7.

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:

Sacha Baron Cohen On 'Borat' Ethics And Why His Disguise Days Are Over: Baron Cohen has been chased, sued and nearly arrested while in character. A scary experience with a gun rights rally while filming Borat 2 solidified his decision: "At some point, your luck runs out."

'Minari' Follows A Family's Immigration With Humor, Humanity And Hope: Lee Isaac Chung's semi-autobiographical film centers on a South Korean family trying to make it as farmers in rural Arkansas. Minari proves that a small story can feel bigger than a blockbuster.

To Understand Police Reform, Law Professor Volunteered To Join The Force: For four years, Rosa Brooks carried a badge and a gun and worked a minimum of 24 hours a month for the D.C. police — all on a voluntary basis. She writes about her experiences in Tangled Up in Blue.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

Sacha Baron Cohen On 'Borat' Ethics And Why His Disguise Days Are Over

'Minari' Follows A Family's Immigration With Humor, Humanity And Hope

To Understand Police Reform, Law Professor Volunteered To Join The Force

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