Author Reynolds Price poses in his Durham, N.C., home June 8, 1998. Price, the author of more than 30 books, died Thursday. He taught at Duke University for more than 50 years. Grant Halverson/AP hide caption

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Reynolds Price: A Southern Writer, A Lyrical Gift

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I'm On Fire Willie Nillie
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Baba Drame Bill Frisell
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Wilfrid Sheed, author of a wide range of books, novels and non-fiction died Thursday at the age of 80. He was born in London in 1930 into a literary family; his parents founded the prominent Catholic publishing house Sheed & Ward. Leonard McComb/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image hide caption

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Remembering Wilfrid Sheed, A Master Of Wit

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New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 [Instrumental] R.E.M.
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Hip Hug-Her Booker T & M.G.'s

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Corin Tucker: '1,000 Years' Of Emotional Longing

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Emma (Natalie Portman) just wants to sleep with Adam (Ashton Kutcher) — she doesn't expect him to fall in love with her. Dale Robinette/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'No Strings Attached': Corny, Contrived, Conservative

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mike Birbiglia; 'Zero Day'; 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

Birbiglia discusses his new film, Don't Think Twice. John Powers reviews Zero Days, a documentary about computer malware. Veep's David Mandel talks about the current season of the show.

Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mike Birbiglia; 'Zero Day'; 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

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Block The Vote: A Journalist Discusses Voting Rights And Restrictions

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed racial discrimination in voting. But author Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling blocks the enforcement. Originally broadcast Aug. 10, 2015.

Block The Vote: A Journalist Discusses Voting Rights And Restrictions

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Movie Reviews

'Star Trek Beyond' Is An Unapologetically Wild Ride, Steeped In Human Drama

The Enterprise has been destroyed and its inhabitants have been thrown to the winds in the latest of the Star Trek series. Critic David Edelstein calls it a well-made action-adventure film.

'Star Trek Beyond' Is An Unapologetically Wild Ride, Steeped In Human Drama

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Thursday

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Law

Recent Police Shootings Stir A Memory For A Former Philadelphia Officer

Tom Gibbons had to retire from the police force after being shot three times during a traffic stop in 1970. He then became a reporter and covered the police for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Recent Police Shootings Stir A Memory For A Former Philadelphia Officer

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'I'm Petrified For My Children': Will Racism And Guns Lead To America's Ruin?

Novelist Mat Johnson says the nation's unresolved racial legacy, our love of guns and our method of policing have put the country on a fatal and disastrous path.

'I'm Petrified For My Children': Will Racism And Guns Lead To America's Ruin?

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Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPD

Eric Adams joined the police department intent on reforming it. "If I was not a voice for change it would bother me," he says. He was on the force for 22 years. Now he is Brooklyn's borough president.

Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPD

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