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Katey Sagal, Holding Court On 'Sons Of Anarchy'

The actress plays Gemma, the fierce matriarch of the biker gang in the FX series. She's best-known for playing the acerbic Peg Bundy on the long-running show Married With Children.

Katey Sagal, Holding Court On 'Sons Of Anarchy'

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Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band: The Fresh Air Interview

Rowan got his start performing with the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe. In the '70s, he formed the band Old and in the Way with Jerry Garcia. In 2010, he joined his group for an in-studio session and interview on Fresh Air.

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band: The Fresh Air Interview

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Fresh Air Weekend: Dexter Filkins, Joe Turner, Tom Wolfe

With the help of reporter Dexter Filkins, an Iraq vet seeks atonement for an early war tragedy. Critic Ed Ward reviews a new collection of hard-hitting singles from the man behind "Shake, Rattle and Roll." And Tom Wolfe takes Miami's pulse in his novel Back to Blood.

Fresh Air Weekend: Dexter Filkins, Joe Turner, Tom Wolfe

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Zachry and Meronym are only two of the combined 12 characters Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play in Cloud Atlas. It is a challenge that bests both actors, according to David Edelstein. Jay Maidment/Warner Bros. hide caption

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'Cloud Atlas': You're Better Off Reading The Book

David Mitchell's exquisite novel Cloud Atlas has been adapted for the screen by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. The film is never dull, but critic David Edelstein found that unlike the book, the film fails in its attempt to tie six distinct stories together.

'Cloud Atlas': You're Better Off Reading The Book

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Stephen Colbert On Music: The Fresh Air Interview

Colbert loves music and loves to sing, so Fresh Air's Terry Gross asked him to bring a few songs that mean a lot to him and tell her why.

Stephen Colbert's Most Meaningful Musical Moments

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Ava DuVernay also directed the documentary My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop. Liz O. Baylen/Contour by Getty Images hide caption

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The Big Man Behind 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'

Six feet tall, weighing in at 400 pounds and in his 40s when stardom hit him, Big Joe Turner is behind a load of rock 'n' roll hits. His hardest-hitting singles have been collected on a new compilation, titled Big Joe Turner Rocks.

The Big Man Behind 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'

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Fresh Air Weekend: Michael Feinstein, Roxy Music, Tyler Perry

Michael Feinstein chronicles his experience working as an archivist and cataloger for legendary songwriter Ira Gershwin. Critic Ed Ward reviews Roxy Music's boxed set, The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982. And Tyler Perry talks about his new action thriller, Alex Cross.

Fresh Air Weekend: Michael Feinstein, Roxy Music, Tyler Perry

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