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Fresh Air Weekend: The Best Of 2014 For Films, Books, Music And TV

David Edelstein finds some greats in a "depressing" year for films; Maureen Corrigan picks 12 books of the year; Ken Tucker names his top nine albums; David Bianculli says 2014 was a good year.
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Serial Host Sarah Koenig Says She Set Out To Report, Not Exonerate

The podcast is a reinvestigation of the 1999 murder of Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee. Her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence but has always maintained his innocence.
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Scoring The Screen: Thomas Newman And the Music Of 'Shawshank'

Oscar-nominated composer Thomas Newman — whose credits include animated films like Finding Nemo and Wall-E to classic dramas like The Shawshank Redemption — kicks off our "Scoring the Screen" series with Robert Siegel.
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How One Family Controls Latin America's Legal Abortions

One family is at the center of Colombia's first legal abortion clinic. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Joshua Lang about his feature story on the family in California Sunday magazine.
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This Season, Broadway Hits The Big Screen — Twice

Two movies this holiday season are adaptations of Broadway musicals. NPR's Arun Rath talks with arts critic Bob Mondello and pop culture blogger Linda Holmes about Annie and Into The Woods.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Timothy Spall, Review Of D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah,' John Cleese

Spall plays J.M.W. Turner in the new film Mr. Turner; Ken Tucker says Black Messiah is as adventurous as any fan could hope for; Cleese'smemoir, So, Anyway..., covers his boyhood and early career.
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Endless Ebola Epidemic? That's The 'Risk We Face Now,' CDC Says

Dr. Thomas Frieden visits West Africa this week to assess the fight against Ebola. His goal? Figure out how to keep the disease from turning into a permanent problem.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Chris Rock, Nunberg's Word Of The Year, Jacqueline Woodson

Chris Rock talks about finding the line between funny and "too far"; Geoff Nunberg declares "God view" as the word of the year; National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson talks about her memoir.
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Finland's HIM Releases Early Work In 'Lashes to Ashes'

It's cold and dark in Finland, but the Finnish band HIM has been heating things up. HIM is currently touring the U.S.; two band members join NPR's Scott Simon to talk about their music.
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Reporter In Kabul Wins Award For Courage In Journalism

Rolling Stone's Matthieu Aikins reported on this year's opium harvest — the biggest in Afghanistan's history. He also talks about traveling with a rescue crew in Syria and a Shia militia in Iraq.

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