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Revisiting John Updike's 'Fresh Air' Interviews

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Updike would have turned 80 on March 18, 2012. Fresh Air honors the late writer with excerpts from several interviews.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 16

The Art of Video Games and the spirit of St. Patrick.

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Anacostia Artist Makes The Old New Again

A new exhibit captures the work of an Anacostia artist who gives new life to the stuff we discard every day.

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Joan Chen: No More Concubine, Dragon Lady Roles

Joan Chen was only a teenager when she was awarded China's equivalent of the Oscar. Americans know Chen best for her roles in the TV series Twin Peaks and the film The Last Emperor. She is honored at this year's San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Chen talks with host Michel Martin.
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1940s Celebrities In Full Color

It's like arriving in Oz: A D.C. exhibit features richly colored photographs of people who were typically rendered in black and white.
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The Religious Language In U.S. Foreign Policy

Historian Andrew Preston says questions in an undergraduate class he was teaching at the start of the 2003 invasion of Iraq spurred the research for his new book, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith. "Once I started looking for religion [in U.S. foreign policy], it was everywhere," he says.
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Sonja Sohn: Changing Baltimore Long After 'The Wire'

For five seasons, actress Sonja Sohn played Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire, which chronicled life and death on Baltimore's toughest streets. When the series ended, Sohn stayed in Baltimore — to help young people straighten out their lives.

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