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Nathan Englander: Assimilating Thoughts Into Stories

In What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Nathan Englander writes about his own faith — and what it means to be Jewish — in stories that explore religious tension, Israeli-American relations and the Holocaust.
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The History Of The FBI's Secret 'Enemies' List

As J. Edgar Hoover became increasingly worried about communist threats against America, he instructed the bureau to conduct secret intelligence operations against anyone deemed "subversive." A new book, Enemies: A History of the FBI, details those and other secret intelligence operations from the bureau's creation through the current fight against terrorism.
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Viola Davis: The Fresh Air Interview

The actress earned her second Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of a maid in the 1960s-era film The Help. She talks to Fresh Air about why she thinks the character is anything but the cliche some have claimed.
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'Conchords': Musical Comedy from Clueless Kiwis

In 2007, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie joined Terry Gross for a discussion about their folk-parody band Flight of the Conchords.
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Focus On The Family's President On Group's Work

Jim Daly took over as president of Focus on the Family, one of the most prominent Christian evangelical organizations in the U.S., in 2005. Daly discusses his work, the organization's views on divisive issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage and immigration reform.
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American's Arrest In Cuba Could Have Impact

A U.S. contractor working to provide Internet service to Cuba's small Jewish community was charged with spying and sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison. Alan Gross was reportedly working for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Meryl Streep, Yoga

Meryl Streep, who won a Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, talks about several of her performances. And Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Broad examines the pleasures and pitfalls of yoga in his new book.

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