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Fresh Air Weekend: Jason Isbell, 'Cuckoo's Calling,' 'Orange Is The New Black'

Isbell earned a name for himself while playing with Drive-By Truckers, but on Southeastern, he finds a new level of emotional honesty. Readers have been circling back to a "debut" novel they'd initially overlooked. Netflix recently unveiled its exclusive series: Orange Is the New Black.
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Grandpa's Story: A Comb, Penknife And Handkerchief

A mother talks to her son about the grandfather he never knew.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Questlove, Elisabeth Moss And 'Claire DeWitt'

Ahmir Thompson, the co-founder and drummer for The Roots explains how his musician father groomed him for show business. As Peggy Olson on Mad Men, Moss has learned about her character's growth episode by episode. The second mystery in Sara Gran's series features bad-girl detective Claire DeWitt.
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'Quartet': Dustin Hoffman, Behind The Camera

The veteran actor recently made his directorial debut with a film about four aging opera singers who stage a concert at their retirement home. Starring Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay, the film explores friendship, memory and the time that remains.
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Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since they first met in 1974. While they always wanted to make an album together, they never did until recently. Old Yellow Moon includes songs by Crowell, Patti Scialfa, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson among others.
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Superintendent's Effort To Do Right By His Kids

The Los Angeles Unified School District is one of the largest school systems in the country. As its superintendent, John Deasy knows the challenges facing educators, parents and children. Host Michel Martin speaks with Deasy about the things that keep him up at night, and what he enjoys most about his job.
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'I Am A Gay High School Basketball Coach'

When Anthony Nicodemo finally worked up the courage to tell his players he was gay, he was prepared for the worst. He didn't expect what happened next.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Amy Schumer, 'Bling Ring' And 'Americanah'

Amy Schumer talks a lot about sex, but her comedy is about much more than that. A new film from Sofia Coppola is based on the true story of a group of California teens that broke into celebrities' homes. The novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores race in contemporary America in her new book.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: On Media, The People, And Strife

The editor of The Daily Beast returns to recommend three compelling reads on the topic of the stories media tell about conflict in the world around them — and the surging force of social media, which increasingly sets the storytelling agenda.
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Will Brazil's About-Face Drive Back Protests?

An increase in bus fare sparked protests in Brazil this week. But even though some municipalities are rolling back the fares, people are still frustrated by the high cost of living and poor government services. Guest host Celeste Headlee takes a closer look at the anti-government protests.

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