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Author Penelope Lively Shares 'The View From Old Age'

In Dancing Fish And Ammonites, the British writer reflects on growing older. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about adjusting to her husband's death and losing the desire for new things.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Comedian David Brenner

Brenner appeared on The Tonight Show more than 150 times, often as the substitute host. The comic died Saturday at 78. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1990.

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Author Penelope Lively Shares 'The View From Old Age'

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Investigation Into Private Prisons Reveals Crowding, Under-Staffing And Inmate Deaths

Seth Freed Wessler reported on substandard medical care in privately-run prisons in the federal corrections system for The Nation, which may have led the Justice Department to phase out their use.

Investigation Into Private Prisons Reveals Crowding, Under-Staffing And Inmate Deaths

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New Releases Capture 'Inimitable' Tenor Saxophonist In His Neglected '70s Prime

As one of the very first bebop tenor saxophonists, Teddy Edwards mixed awesome technique with irresistibly slinky phrases. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews two reissues, Inimitable and Feelin's.

New Releases Capture 'Inimitable' Tenor Saxophonist In His Neglected '70s Prime

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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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Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of The Office, he continues to branch out. He's now directing and co-starring in the film The Hollars.

Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

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'King of Highlife Anthology' Finally Does Justice To African Bandleader Mensah

E. T. Mensah, who died 20 years ago, played highlife, an offshoot of jazz that for years was the most popular style of music in southern Africa. Milo Miles reviews a new anthology of Mensah's music.

'King of Highlife Anthology' Finally Does Justice To African Bandleader Mensah

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Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Green Bay, Wis., on Aug. 5. Michael Kranish and his colleague Marc Fisher are the authors of Trump Revealed, a biography about Trump's life and career that is based on the work of more than 20 of the Post's reporters, editors and fact-checkers. Darren Hauck/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'

Biographer Marc Fisher says Donald Trump has lived a "strikingly solitary life given how public he is." Fisher and his Washington Post colleague Michael Kranish are the authors of Trump Revealed.

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Lydia Loveless Mixes Desire With Distraction In 'Real'

The singer-songwriter began performing at age 14 in a band with her sisters and her father. Critic Ken Tucker says the songs on Loveless' latest solo album, Real, have a "tough edge."

Lydia Loveless Mixes Desire With Distraction In 'Real'

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