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Gordon-Levitt, Reiser Tackle '50/50' Odds

Screenwriter Will Reiser coped with his cancer diagnosis by thinking up ideas for cancer comedy movies with his best friend, actor Seth Rogen. Rogen and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt now star in a film based on Reiser's life. Both Gordon-Levitt and Reiser join Fresh Air for a conversation about the film.

Dan Zanes Plants A 'Little Nut Tree'

The singer, known for his kid-friendly music, returns to his eclectic roots on his new album.

Fruit Bats And Vetiver On World Cafe

Fresh off their summer tour, the two bands visit World Cafe for a joint live set and interview.

Michael Jackson's Former Doctor Goes On Trial

The trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Los Angeles. Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter and medical negligence in connection with the death of the pop star.

Bon Iver On World Cafe

Hear Justin Vernon's stripped-down performance of the divisive, '80s-style power ballad "Beth/Rest."

Wilco's New Album: Love The 'Whole' Thing

The critically acclaimed sextet shows no signs of slowing down, as The Whole Love represents a new peak in its members' creativity.

The Bangles Are Back, And Still Clever As Ever

Sweetheart of the Sun is the first album in seven years by the The Bangles. The original quartet is now down to a trio: Susanna Hoffs and sisters Debbie and Vicki Peterson. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the new album is a nostalgia trip for a period that's even older than The Bangles' 1980s stardom.