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Scott Simon's Family: 'In Praise Of Adoption'

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Pay The Cab Fare ... And Meet The Author, Too

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Hurricane Katrina: As Seen On TV, Five Years Later

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Monday

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Movie Interviews

Tom Hanks Says Self-Doubt Is 'A High-Wire Act That We All Walk'

"No matter what we've done, there comes a point where you think, ... 'When are they going to discover that I am, in fact, a fraud?' " Hanks says. Originally broadcast April 26, 2016.

Tom Hanks Says Self-Doubt Is 'A High-Wire Act That We All Walk'

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Music Reviews

Hip-Hop Meets Disco On The Electrifying Soundtrack To 'The Get Down'

A new drama series on Netflix chronicles the rise of early hip-hop music in the late '70s. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the show's soundtrack is dense, complex and delightful.

Hip-Hop Meets Disco On The Electrifying Soundtrack To 'The Get Down'

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Actor John Krasinski spent 2 1/2 years in New York trying to get his acting career off the ground. After landing a few commercials and some "off- off- off-Broadway" plays, he was about to call it quits. But his mother encouraged him to stick it out a little while longer, and three weeks later, he landed the role of Jim on The Office. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: John Krasinski; Lydia Loveless' 'Real'; The Aging Electrical Grid

Actor John Krasinski discusses The Office and his "lottery-ticket life." Ken Tucker reviews Lydia Loveless' latest solo album. Gretchen Bakke says America's current power grid is aging and unstable.

Fresh Air Weekend: John Krasinski; Lydia Loveless' 'Real'; The Aging Electrical Grid

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Friday

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Author Interviews

Feminist Gloria Steinem Finds Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'

As she approached 60, the co-founder of Ms. magazine says, she entered a new phase in life, one in which "you can do what you want." Originally broadcast Oct. 26, 2015.

Feminist Gloria Steinem Finds Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'

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Movie Reviews

When Barack Met Michelle: 'Southside With You' Recreates The Obamas' First Date

Richard Tanne's new film is a dramatization of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's mix of politics and romance has a "naive kind of charm."

When Barack Met Michelle: 'Southside With You' Recreates The Obamas' First Date

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