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Movie Reviews
11:02 am
Fri June 12, 2015

A 'Wolfpack' Of Brothers Who Met The World Through Movies

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 12:43 pm

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Music Reviews
11:02 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Michael Gibbs And Bill Frisell Team Up On A New Big Band Record

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 12:43 pm

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Politics
12:03 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Journalist Explores How Conservative Allies Paved Way For Walker's Candidacy

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 12:28 pm

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Pop Culture
12:03 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

What's A Thamakau? Spelling Bee Is More About Entertainment Than English

Nathan J. Marcisz of Marion, Ind., focuses intently as he spells a word during the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 12:37 pm

We English-speakers take a perverse pride in the orneriness of our spelling, which is one reason why the spelling bee has been a popular entertainment since the 19th century. It's fun watching schoolchildren getting difficult words right. It can be even more entertaining to watch literate adults getting them wrong.

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Music Reviews
12:03 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Shamir Bailey Invites Everyone In, With Plenty Of Pop Star Potential

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 12:28 pm

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Movie Interviews
1:27 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

It's All In Your Head: Director Pete Docter Gets Emotional In 'Inside Out'

The new animated Disney/Pixar film Inside Out takes us inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl ā€” a mind controlled by five emotions, each voiced by a different actor. From left: Sadness, Anger, Fear (behind Anger), Disgust and Joy.
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Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 2:14 pm

Why do songs get stuck in your head? Where did that weird dream come from last night? The new Disney Pixar film Inside Out takes an animated peek into the inner workings of our minds.

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Pop Culture
12:50 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

For Comedian Kumail Nanjiani, Getting Personal Is Complicated

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Nanjiani moved to the U.S. for college and stayed to pursue his comedy career. He stars in the HBO series Silicon Valley, now ending its second season. The new season of his Comedy Central show, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, premieres June 30.
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Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 3:02 pm

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Author Interviews
1:14 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

India's 1947 Partition And The 'Deadly Legacy' That Persists To This Day

British Maj. T.J. Monaghan (left) and Pvt. H. Farabrother of the Inniskilling Regiment of Northern Ireland, walk through wreckage after riots destroyed parts of the Punjab suburb of Amritsar, India, in March 1947.
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Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 2:49 pm

Mahatma Gandhi, who used passive resistance in the fight for Indian independence, is known worldwide as a symbol of peace. But Americans know much less about the violence that erupted when the British pulled out of India in 1947.

After Muslim leaders demanded their own state, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs attacked each other in riots and massacres. In his new book, Midnight's Furies, Nisid Hajari explores the partition that created Pakistan as a separate state, the violence surrounding the partition and why those tensions persist to this day.

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Music Interviews
1:14 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Remembering Les Paul, On What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday

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Book Reviews
12:26 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Bombs Blast And Time Marches On In 'A God In Ruins'

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Music Reviews
12:26 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

New Release Brings Overdue Recognition For Soul Singer Jackie Moore

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 1:20 pm

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Books
12:26 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

As Global Population Grows, Is The Earth Reaching The 'End Of Plenty'?

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Interviews
12:06 pm
Sat June 6, 2015

Fresh Air Weekend: Carey Mulligan, The Apple Watch, A Neurosurgeon's Memoir

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Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 11:49 am

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:

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Theater
12:10 pm
Fri June 5, 2015

'Gershwins And Me' Tells The Stories Behind 12 Songs

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RUDY VALLEE: When you work with your brother Ira, which comes first, the words or the music?

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Movie Reviews
2:36 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

In 'Spy', Melissa McCarthy Shines Amid Crude Jokes And Chase Scenes

Originally published on Thu June 4, 2015 2:37 pm

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