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Author Interviews

The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act

The act, among other things, ended the era of legal segregation in public accommodations, like restaurants and hotels. This year marks the 50th anniversary of its passage. Author Todd Purdum joins Fresh Air to talk about the legislative and political battles that surrounded it.

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Music Reviews

Lafayette Gilchrist: An Old Soul At Ease In A Modern World

On Gilchrist's The View From Here, go-go dance beats inform his piano the same way freight-train boogie-woogie does.

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Movie Interviews

Matt Ross Of 'Silicon Valley' Goes Off The Grid With 'Captain Fantastic'

Ross' new film, which he wrote and directed, is about a father living with his six children in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. "The movie is about choices we make, especially as parents," he says.

Matt Ross Of 'Silicon Valley' Goes Off The Grid With 'Captain Fantastic'

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Music Interviews

Remembering Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's First Guitarist And Manager

Moore, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, booked gigs for Presley during the early part of the musician's career. He later penned the memoir, That's Alright, Elvis. Originally broadcast in 1997.

Remembering Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's First Guitarist And Manager

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Music Reviews

Maren Morris Mixes Country, Pop And Hip-Hop On 'Hero'

The singer-songwriter brings a fluid sense of musical boundaries to her first major-label album. Critic Ken Tucker says Hero features "very good, state-of-the-art pop country" music.

Maren Morris Mixes Country, Pop And Hip-Hop On 'Hero'

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National Security

How The FBI's Wiretaps And Sting Operation Failed To Stop The Orlando Shooter

New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau discusses the FBI's investigation of shooter Omar Mateen prior to the Orlando attack, as well as the bureau's broader efforts to pinpoint suspected terrorists.

How The FBI's Wiretaps And Sting Operation Failed To Stop The Orlando Shooter

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Book Reviews

'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

Cathleen Schine's new novel explores how one character's physical and mental decline ripples out to affect his whole family. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a mix of "fun and bad behavior."

'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

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Music Reviews

Jazz Legend Allen Toussaint's Touch And Timing Shine On His Last Record

The New Orleans-based musician completed recording his final album a month before he died last November. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead calls American Tunes a "fond last look" at Toussaint's talent.

Jazz Legend Allen Toussaint's Touch And Timing Shine On His Last Record

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Shots - Health News

'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.

Author Donald. G. McNeil Jr. predicts that 2016 will be the worst year for Zika transmission in the U.S. "After this year, a fair number of people will be immune, and ... immunity will grow," he says.

'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.

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Remembrances

Remembering Michael Herr, Whose 'Dispatches' Brought The War In Vietnam Home

Herr's 1977 book, Dispatches, was based on his time covering the Vietnam War. He also contributed to the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. Herr died last week. Originally broadcast in 1990.

Remembering Michael Herr, Whose 'Dispatches' Brought The War In Vietnam Home

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