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The Cowboy That Wasn't A Cowboy Sings

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A new album from Cowboy Jack Clement has the prolific producer performing many of his best-known compositions with help of Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell and John Prine.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers South African Writer Nadine Gordimer

Monday, July 14, 2014

Nadine Gordimer has written about the agonies of apartheid in her novels and short stories. She died Sunday at the age of 90. In 1989, she spoke with Terry Gross during a visit to the U.S.
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'Mockingbird Next Door': A Genteel Peek Into Harper Lee's Quiet Life

Monday, July 14, 2014

After Harper Lee wrote To Kill A Mockingbird, she became a recluse and lived with her sister, Alice, in Alabama. Reporter Marja Mills uses rich detail to provides glimpses into their twilight years.
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How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

Monday, July 14, 2014

Virginia furniture owner John Bassett III was determined to beat out foreign competitors. Author Beth Macy documents him, and the collapse of the U.S. furniture industry, in her new book, Factory Man.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Richard Linklater, Strand Of Oaks And Brian Krebs

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Writer-director Richard Linklater discusses his new film Boyhood; Ken Tucker has a review of the latest Strand Of Oaks album; and blogger Brian Krebs talks about covering cybercriminals.
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In A Remarkable Feat, 'Boyhood' Makes Time Visible

Friday, July 11, 2014

Boyhood is about a boy in Texas whose parents have separated. Filmed over 12 years, audiences watch him grow up โ€” and his worldview evolve. The cumulative power of the movie is tremendous.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Soul Singer And Songwriter Bobby Womack

Friday, July 11, 2014

Womack sang for a gospel group with his brothers called the Valentinos. It's All Over Now was their first international hit. Womack, who died June 27 at the age of 70, talked with Terry Gross in 1999.
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Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."
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Fred Hersch Knows His Trios

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fred Hersch pulls together jazz piano traditions that have little in common. Kevin Whitehead says the classic piano, bass and drums trio format suits Hersch best of all in a review of Floating.
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10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jacqueline Winspear's debut mystery, Maisie Dobbs, set in England around World War I, came out in paperback a decade ago. A new edition testifies to the enduring allure of the traditional mystery.
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If Jim Lauderdale Is A Song, More People Should Hear It

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker says Lauderdale's career is at once admirable and somewhat puzzling.
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Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Laurence Packer says humans need to appreciate both domestic bees and the some 20,000 species of wild bees. His book Keeping The Bees explores all types, including some that feed on tears.
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'The Strain' And 'Extant' Play On Fears Of Forces Out Of Our Control

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

This week, two new TV series begin in the threats-from-nowhere genre: Extant on CBS and The Strain on FX. The better of the two, The Strain, about a disease outbreak, is effectively creepy.
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The Hazards Of Probing The Internet's Dark Side

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Brian Krebs, who broke the Target security breach story last year, says cybercriminals are "some very bad people." He tells Terry Gross about how they have found creative ways to taunt him.
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'Violette' Evokes Exasperating Self-Pity, A Trait The French Like

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The film Violette is a fictionalized portrait of Violette Leduc, the trailblazing French novelist who was considered difficult. The strangely gripping movie captures a key moment in feminist history.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Actor Meshach Taylor

Monday, July 07, 2014

Taylor was best known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the TV sitcom Designing Women. Taylor's other TV series included Buffalo Bill and Dave's World. He chatted with Terry Gross in 1990.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Screenwriter Paul Mazursky

Monday, July 07, 2014

Mazursky wrote such films as Next Stop, Greenwich Village; An Unmarried Woman; and Down and Out in Beverly Hills. He died last week at the age of 84. He talked with Terry Gross in 1991 and 1999.
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The Westerlies Come On Home With Horvitz

Monday, July 07, 2014

The brass players' debut album is a set of pieces by Seattle-based composer and improviser Wayne Horvitz
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Fresh Air Weekend: Joel McHale, 'Friendship,' And 'The Great Fish Swap'

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Comedian Joel McHale talks bad TV and filming a thriller; Maureen Corrigan says Friendship is a startlingly nice novel; and author Paul Greenberg discusses why most of the fish we eat is imported.
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In Big Bill Broonzy's Blues, Brothers Find A Way To Sing Together

Friday, July 04, 2014

Dave and Phil Alvin have made their first full album together in nearly 30 years, a tribute to one of their early influences. Originally broadcast June 11, 2014.
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