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Zach Galifianakis: A Comedic Actor Takes A Dark Turn

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Remembering Bluegrass And Banjo Legend Ralph Stanley

The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass pioneer died yesterday. He was 89. Stanley spoke to Fresh Air in 2002 about his career and his work on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.

Remembering Bluegrass And Banjo Legend Ralph Stanley

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Pen-Pal Passion Is Revived In Broadway's 'She Loves Me'

BroadwayHD will be live-streaming a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical, She Loves Me on June 30th. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick spoke to Fresh Air on March 15, 2016.

Pen-Pal Passion Is Revived In Broadway's 'She Loves Me'

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Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

"Something really profound has changed in the way that we use guns," journalist Evan Osnos says. He estimates that 13 million people are licensed to carry a concealed gun in America.

Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

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'There's A Reason Why I Play Anxious Characters,' Says 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale

Hale played Buster on Arrested Development and is Gary Walsh on the HBO series Veep. "It comes from a lot of personal anxiety," Hale says. "It's really fun to bring that into the characters."

'There's A Reason Why I Play Anxious Characters,' Says 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale

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What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

Mat Johnson grew up poor, but managed to land in the middle class as an adult. Still, he says, opportunities for advancement are few and far between, and it's all too easy to slide back economically.

What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

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