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Woodrow Wilson Brought New Executive Style To The White House

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wilson used a groundbreaking moral argument to get the U.S. involved in World War I. A. Scott Berg's book fills in missing pieces of the president's life. Original interview broadcast Sept. 10, 2013.
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In 'The Drop,' Mob Bosses Bully Sad Characters At A Bar In Brooklyn

Friday, September 12, 2014

The film based on Dennis Lehane's short story Animal Rescue is supposed be a thriller, but the narrative doesn't have much urgency. The reason it's worth seeing? James Gandolfini is at his peak.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Jazz Composer Gerald Wilson

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wilson, who was also a trumpet player, wrote the arrangements for such greats as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles. He died Monday at 96 years old. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2006.
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Futuristic 'Bone Clocks' Encompasses A Strange, Rich World Of Soul-Stealers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

David Mitchell's latest fantasy is an odyssey into the dark side, spanning from 1984 to 2043. It's about a teenager who runs away from her London home and becomes prey to a ghastly gang of mystics.
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As 'Boardwalk Empire' Comes To A Close, Creator Reminisces About Its Start

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The HBO show began its final season Sunday. Terence Winter says he wrote the Prohibition-era drama in part to work with Martin Scorsese. It was "something I couldn't possibly ... pass up," he says.
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KCRW Presents: Interpol

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Watch the brooding New York post-punk band perform the standout single from El Pintor, "All The Rage Back Home," live at Mack Sennett Studio in Los Angeles.
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Islamic State Was Fueled By 'Epic American Failure In Iraq,' Reporter Says

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The New York Times Baghdad bureau chief Tim Arango has been reporting from Iraq for five years and has watched the rise of the Islamic State militants. He gives Fresh Air his take on the situation.
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3 Roosevelts Come Alive In PBS Documentary, Ken Burns' Best Yet

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A 14-hour biography of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Delano starts Sunday. Actors including Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep put on Emmy-worthy vocal performances reading from an Emmy-worthy script.
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In A Brilliantly Disorienting Film, A Teenager Is 'Starred Up' To An Adult Prison

Monday, September 08, 2014

The British drama depicts remarkable characters, including an angry teenager who meets two father figures behind bars. It's a prison film that's shattering beyond physical violence.
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How 'Gatsby' Went From A Moldering Flop To A Great American Novel

Monday, September 08, 2014

In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's life to the era in which it's set. She says it's her favorite novel, but it wasn't always.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Neil Oxman, The New Pornographers, Dana Goldstein

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Neil Oxman, who has managed political ad campaigns, talks about what works and what doesn't; Ken Tucker reviews The New Pornographers' new album; Dana Goldstein talks about her book The Teachers Wars.
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With Age, Joan Rivers Learned To Say Anything: 'It Has Freed Me Totally'

Friday, September 05, 2014

The comedian died Thursday at the age of 81. Rivers talked with Fresh Air in 1991, 2010 and 2012 about how her comedy evolved — and why she didn't care what others thought of her.
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In Tenor Saxophonist Mark Turner's New Album, The Music Unfolds Like A Narrative

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Turner's new quartet album Lathe of Heaven gets its name from Ursula K. LeGuin's novel. A lot of action happens at thoughtful medium tempos, and there's beautiful dissonance in the two-horn harmonies.
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'The Chair' Charts Two Filmmakers' Journeys As They Make Movies From The Same Script

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The new 10-episode reality show on Starz! follows Anna Martemucci, a graduate from NYU film school, and Shane Dawson, who's been making YouTube videos for eight years. They compete for $250,000.
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Reporter Reflects On Obama's Stalled Effort to Close Guantanamo

Thursday, September 04, 2014

New York Times' Charlie Savage visited the prison last month. He tells Fresh Air that it is decaying and exorbitantly expensive, but still holds 149 detainees who can't be sent anywhere else.
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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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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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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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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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