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Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. The sixth season of Nurse Jackie begins Sunday on Showtime.
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'Parenthood' Is Hard, But NBC Gets This Family Drama Right

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Critic David Bianculli says family dramas have always been one of television's most difficult genres to do properly — without getting too sweet, too overwrought, or too predictable.
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A Nonbeliever Tries To Make Sense Of The Visions She Had As A Teen

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Barbara Ehrenreich — a rationalist, atheist and scientist by training — has written a new memoir called Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything.
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Peter Matthiessen On Writing And Zen Buddhism

Monday, April 07, 2014

Fresh Air listens back to our 1989 interview with Snow Leopard author and Paris Review co-founder Peter Matthiessen, who died Saturday at age 86. His new novel In Paradise comes out Tuesday.
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If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?

Monday, April 07, 2014

In How Jesus Became God, Bart Ehrman explores how a Jewish preacher from Galilee was transformed into a deity. "Jesus himself didn't call himself God and didn't consider himself God," Ehrman says.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Michael Lewis, Jon Langford, And A Housekeeping How-To

Saturday, April 05, 2014

On a "rigged" Wall Street, milliseconds make all the difference. Jon Langford sings our impulse to destroy. And new cleaning guide that will help even with the embarrassing stains.
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The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act

Friday, April 04, 2014

The act, which turns 50 this year, ended the era of legal segregation in public accommodations, like restaurants and hotels.
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Carlene Carter Carries The Heavy Burden Of History Lightly

Friday, April 04, 2014

The country singer treats the classic songs on her new album like living, vital pieces of art that can withstand being taken apart, thought about and re-imagined.
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HBO Fills Sunday Night Lineup With Entertaining Power Struggles

Thursday, April 03, 2014

This week, HBO airs the season premieres of two returning series — Game of Thrones and Veep -- and launches a new series called Silicon Valley. Fresh Air's TV critic has seen them all.
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Embarrassing Stains? This Housekeeping Guide Gets That Life Is Messy

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld joked that if you have bloodstains on your clothes, you have bigger problems than the laundry. But Jolie Kerr helps with all the stains in a new book, My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag.
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While Warning Of Chinese Cyberthreat, U.S. Launches Its Own Attack

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The NSA managed to penetrate the networks of the giant Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, documents show. Journalist David Sanger says cyber-espionage is an "entirely new field of conflict."
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Acceptance Letters In Hand, Students Wonder How To Pay

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Exponentially more complicated than applying for college is figuring out how to pay for it. We talk to an expert.
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Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Mekons and Waco Brothers veteran often places his left-wing politics front and center in his music and his art. Here Be Monsters has a way of mixing pretty melodies with harsh criticisms.
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On A 'Rigged' Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis says. In his new book Flash Boys, he describes how computerized transactions known as high-frequency trading are creating an uneven playing field.
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This Tightly Choreographed Tale Of Ambition And Ballet Will 'Astonish'

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Maggie Shipstead tells the story of a disciplined dancer who can't make it into the spotlight. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Shipstead is "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge."
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Son Of A Secret Smuggler Digs Up The Truth About His Dad

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tony Dokoupil's father was once busted for distributing enough marijuana "to roll a joint for every college-age person in America." In The Last Pirate, Dokoupil reflects on his dad's time as a dealer.
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Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

Monday, March 31, 2014

In 1974, sound engineer Owsley Stanley crafted a superior live experience with an enormous conglomeration of amps and speakers called the Wall of Sound. Dave's Picks Volume 9 captures this era.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Bryan Cranston, 'Redeployment' And A New Yorker Cartoonist

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cranston reinvents himself post-Breaking Bad; former Marine Phil Klay explores his Iraq experience through short stories; Bob Mankoff says humor is both a creative and a cognitive process.
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'The Good Wife' Delivers A Game-Changing Stunner

Friday, March 28, 2014

Last Sunday, the CBS drama delivered something major and unexpected. If you don't know what happened, and don't wish to, you may not want to listen, but Fresh Air's critic has a lot to say about it.
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'The Fall Of The House Of Dixie' Built A New U.S.

Friday, March 28, 2014

In a his book, historian Bruce Levine says that from the destruction of the South emerged an entirely new country, making the Civil War equivalent to a second American Revolution.
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