Writer Harry Crews had a hard life and didn't make it any easier for the characters in his novels. He died Wednesday at age 76. Fresh Air remembers the Southern novelist with excerpts from a 1988 interview.
In 2010, David Plant was diagnosed with skin cancer. The cancer has since metastasized to other parts of his body, and David is now contemplating the end of his life. So, just before his 81st birthday, he sat down with his stepson to talk about their life together.
Trayvon Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, visited Capitol Hill this week to meet with Democratic leaders. While in Washington, D.C., Tracy Martin spoke about the case in an interview with Tell Me More host Michel Martin.
The family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed in Florida last month, began publicizing the incident after they felt authorities were mishandling the investigation. Family attorney Benjamin Crump was instrumental in raising the public profile of the Martin case, and he speaks with host Michel Martin.
Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky were mega-stars in the Yiddish theater world. Their story is told in a new documentary, written and conducted by their grandson, Michael Tilson Thomas. He also serves as music director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director of the New World Symphony.
For years, former sports agent Josh Luchs provided money and other benefits to college athletes, in clear violation of NCAA and NFL Players Association rules. He comes clean in a new memoir, Illegal Procedure.
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