Thursday

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Analysis

Primary Colors, Brighter than Usual?

Delegates, superdelegates, penalized states with half their delegates — or none. This year's political primaries are putting renewed focus on the delegate system, but what does it all mean? Political scientist David Rohde clarifies.

Primary Colors, Brighter than Usual?

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Wednesday

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Interviews

Suzanne Mintz, Making Family Caregiving Easier

Suzanne Geffen Mintz, president and co-founder of the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), talks with Terry Gross on how to make caregiving easier. Mintz speaks from experience. Her husband has multiple sclerosis.

Suzanne Mintz, Making Family Caregiving Easier

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Interviews

After the Cold War, Russian Espionage in the U.S.

Former Russian master spy Sergei Tretyakov and journalist Pete Earley reveal secrets of espionage in America after the fall of the Soviet Union. Tretyakov ran Russia's post-Cold War spy program — but also worked as a double agent with the FBI before his defection in 2000.

After the Cold War, Russian Espionage in the U.S.

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Tuesday

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Music Articles

Rock from the Beijing Underground

When British musician and record producer Martin Atkins visited Beijing in 2006, he wasn't sure what kind of music scene he'd find. As it turned out, the sounds emerging from the Chinese underground were surprisingly familiar. Milo Miles reports.

Rock from the Beijing Underground

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Monday

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Friday

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Author Interviews

William Maxwell, the 'Wisest, Kindest' Writer

The Library of America has just published the first of a two-volume collection of the novels and stories of the late writer William Maxwell, whose writing voice John Updike once described as "one of the wisest and kindest in American fiction."

William Maxwell, the 'Wisest, Kindest' Writer

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Thursday

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Interviews

Sean Michael Flynn, 'From Ground Zero to Baghdad'

The National Guard's Fighting 69th infantry, based in New York City, had been neglected until the events of Sept. 11, 2001. That day's terrorist attacks, and the Bush administration's march to war in Iraq, drove the unit to transform itself into a battle-ready force.

Sean Michael Flynn, 'From Ground Zero to Baghdad'

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Wednesday

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Book Reviews

Sue Miller's 'The Senator's Wife,' Polling Well

It's January, the stock market is shaky, and the Hollywood writer's strike is still dragging on, but Fresh Air's book critic says there's at least one piece of good news this month: Sue Miller has a new novel out.

Sue Miller's 'The Senator's Wife,' Polling Well

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Tuesday

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Monday

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Music Articles

Andy Bey: A Risk-Taking Virtuoso

The new live album from Andy Bey shows off his extraordinary range as a singer. There's plenty of Ellington, risk-taking, and evidence of his virtuosity—even if he didn't become famous until his ongoing revival in the '90s.

Andy Bey: A Risk-Taking Virtuoso

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Friday

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On Television

Teacher Feature: 'Breaking Bad' on AMC

Fresh Air's TV critic previews the new series Breaking Bad, about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who decides that cooking crystal meth is the best way to support his family after he's gone. The show premieres on the AMC cable channel on Jan. 20.

Teacher Feature: 'Breaking Bad' on AMC

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