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As 'Ray Donovan,' Liev Schreiber Cleans Up Hollywood's Messes

In the FX series, Schreiber plays a Hollywood fixer with some personal problems of his own. While TV is newish territory for Schreiber, playing a man plagued by inner demons is not. He talks with Dave Davies about acting the heavy — and how his face has shaped his career.

Summer Songs: Banjo Adds Bang To Old Standard

Tell Me More is teaming up with WWNO's Music Inside Out to kick off a new series, 'Summer Songs,' showcasing fresh takes on popular American tunes. Today, banjo player Don Vappie performs "Careless Love," a song made famous by legendary artists like Bessie Smith and Ray Charles.

Winning Gold In Their Golden Years

Age of Champions is a documentary about athletes who, in their golden years, compete at the National Senior Olympics. Michel Martin speaks to the film's producer Keith Ochwat and John Tatum, a 94-year-old swimmer.

Math Class Made Delicious: Learn About Cones Through Scones

"Conic sections" are the four kinds of curves that result when a plane slices through a cone. But if you forgot that bit of high school algebra, here's one way to make sure you digest the lesson — this time, in a most delicious form: scones.

The Life Of Paula Deen: In A Four Course Menu

What's on the menu? A Paula Deen retrospective.

Book News: Reading And Writing Slow Dementia, Study Says

Also: Joyce Carol Oates ignites a Twitter controversy; George Orwell's fashion choices; and the best books coming out this week.

Random Acts Of Tipping

Since his brother's death a year ago, Seth Collins has been touring the country giving $500 tips to restaurant servers, the last request in his brother's will. He aims to hit all 50 states by the end of the year. Collins speaks to Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.
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Capital Fringe Festival Returns To D.C.

A "Performance Art" festival kicks off in the District this week.


Miranda July: From The Outboxes Of The Noteworthy

Filmmaker and artist Miranda July's new project, We Think Alone, blasts emails from some well-known names on intimate topics to anyone who signs up for them.

An Italian Picnic Without The Pasta

In this installment of our Weekend Picnic series, Jim Kent visits an Italian chef in South Dakota's Black Hills, who shows us how to prepare a great lightweight picnic.