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'10:04': A Strange, Spectacular Novel Connecting Several Plotlines

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ben Lerner's new novel is about a writer who gets an advance for a second work of fiction, is diagnosed with an aortic heart valve problem and agrees to be the sperm donor for a close friend.
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Campaign Expert Neil Oxman Talks About How He Makes Political Ads

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Oxman is the founder of The Campaign Group, which has managed ad campaigns for more than 700 races around the country. Ahead of the Congressional elections, he talks about what works and what doesn't.
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The New Pornographers Return With A 'Celebration Record' That's Fun To Figure Out

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Brill Bruisers is a collection of lushly arranged and harmonized pop. While Neko Case, Dan Bejar and A.C. Newman make moody music individually, there's a brightness when they come together.
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Want To Dine Out? You May Need To Buy Tickets — Or Bid On A Table

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Some of the nation's restaurants are using technology to make diners commit before their night out. It's convenient for the restaurant and customer — and it may pry people away from old habits.
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A Lesson In How Teachers Became 'Resented And Idealized'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In The Teacher Wars, Dana Goldstein chronicles the history of the profession and current topics like tenure. She says the idea that teachers can help fight poverty has existed since the 19th century.
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Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots

Monday, September 01, 2014

Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded it the day Pete Seeger died. Originally broadcast July 30.
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The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival

Monday, September 01, 2014

The archetypal '70s band had a charismatic frontman and wonderful songs, but they also had drug problems and kept breaking up. Their Warner Bros. recordings are in a new box set called Rad Gumbo.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Dave And Phil Alvin, Adam Rogers And Benjamin Booker

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dave and Phil Alvin talk about singing together again; Adam Rogers discusses his book Proof: The Science of Booze; Benjamin Booker's debut album is raw yet disciplined.
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Poroshenko Says Ukraine Near To 'Full-Scale War'

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Speaking at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, the Ukrainian president says Kiev is "close to the point of no return," over Moscow's direct support of separatists.
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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

Friday, August 29, 2014

Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.
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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

Friday, August 29, 2014

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.
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Jon Hamm On The Evolution Of Don Draper On 'Mad Men'

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hamm has never won an Emmy despite 13 nominations, including two this year for Mad Men. In 2010, Hamm talked with Fresh Air about how Draper was "losing touch" with his life and the world around him.
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Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. Falco was nominated for an Emmy for her role on Nurse Jackie, which is in its sixth season.
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Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.
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Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.
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Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special We Are Miracles. In 2005, she spoke with Fresh Air about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.
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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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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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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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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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