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At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The white bluesman whose corny jokes have made his music enduring and fun has a new album Can't Even Do Wrong Right. He has a raspy chuckle in his singing, and he plays the guitar precisely.
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From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.
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Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands

Monday, August 25, 2014

Meyers is hosting the Emmys Monday. In April, he told Fresh Air why he left Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon in February. Originally broadcast April 23.
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Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

Monday, August 25, 2014

Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on Masters of Sex and Mom. She says her relationships with her family members helped inform her characters. Originally broadcast Aug. 4.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with The Simpsons' creator, writers and actors ahead of the show's marathon on FXX. Author Stephan Eirik Clark talks about his new novel Sweetness #9.
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Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The protests were largely peaceful in the St. Louis suburb for a third consecutive night.
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Werner Herzog Talks About Madmen And Caves In Interviews From 'Fresh Air' Archives

Friday, August 22, 2014

Werner Herzog talked with Fresh Air in 1998 about his volatile relationship with actor Klaus Kinski, who died in 1991. In 2011, Herzog discussed the documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
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Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album

Friday, August 22, 2014

The 25-year-old guitarist-singer-songwriter has already served as an opening act on Jack White's recent tour, and he may be ready for headliner status.
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Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection

Friday, August 22, 2014

The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.
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GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Foley was held hostage in Syria for nearly two years before he was killed by his captors. GlobalPost co-founder Phil Balboni tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the efforts to win his release.
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Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."
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A Sleek And Busy Walk With Jean-Luc Ponty

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Before Ponty came to the States, he already had his concept. Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the digital reissue of Sunday Walk.
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Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.
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Bumper U.S. Corn Yield Could Top Records

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bryce Knorr of Farm Futures magazine says consumers can expect to see prices drop at the gas pump, but not at the grocery store.
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Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In his new memoir, Doctored, Sandeep Jauhar describes a growing discontent among doctors and how it's affecting patients. He says rushed doctors are often practicing "defensive medicine."
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With Both Farce And Feeling, Currentzis' 'Figaro' Succeeds Magnificently

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There are many recordings of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Do we need another?
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jeffords died Monday at the age of 80. In 2001, the moderate Republican decided to switch to an independent, tipping control to the Democrats. At the time, he explained his decision to Terry Gross.
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Box Set Looks Back On Pioneering '5' Royales

Monday, August 18, 2014

With the release of the 131-track collection Soul and Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales, the group has finally gotten the recognition they deserve.
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Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

Monday, August 18, 2014

Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol's effect on the body.
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'Sweetness #9' Satirizes Food Wars And Artificial America

Monday, August 18, 2014

The novel is about a flavor chemist who tests a sweetener on lab rats and monkeys and finds side effects the company covers up. Author Stephan Eirik Clark says he was inspired by Fast Food Nation.
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