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Fresh Air for February 26, 2010

Rick Rubin collaborated with Johnny Cash on the American Recordings series. In 2003, the first disc was ranked 364 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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'American' Remembered: Rick Rubin On Johnny Cash

'American' Remembered: Rick Rubin On Johnny Cash

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Dangerous Duo: Tahar Rahim (left) plays an illiterate Arab who is coaxed into killing a fellow inmate by a Corsican gang leader. Niels Arestrup (right) plays his dangerous and violent "mentor." Roger Arpajou/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Behind Bars, Lessons In Life, Death And Freedom

Behind Bars, Lessons In Life, Death And Freedom

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Fresh Air for February 25, 2010

In The Yellow Handkerchief, William Hurt plays a criminal eager to change his life after having been released from jail. Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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William Hurt: In Every Role, A New Life To Inhabit

William Hurt: In Every Role, A New Life To Inhabit

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Set in the streets of an ethnically and religiously diverse Jaffa neighborhood, Ajami employs nonprofessional actors to depict stories of crime, tragedy and love in a place where enemies live side by side. Kino International hide caption

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From Israel, A Humane And Honest Look At Life

From Israel, A Humane And Honest Look At Life

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Fresh Air for February 24, 2010

In The Ghost Writer, Ewan McGregor plays a ghostwriter who attempts to discover the truth about Britain's former prime minister. Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Ewan McGregor: From Obi-Wan To 'Ghost Writer'

Ewan McGregor: From Obi-Wan To 'Ghost Writer'

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Fresh Air for February 23, 2010

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was a surprise speaker at CPAC last week. Robert Giroux/Getty Images hide caption

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CPAC, The Tea Party And The Remaking Of The Right

CPAC, The Tea Party And The Remaking Of The Right

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Fresh Air for February 22, 2010

Dr. William Halsted (holding a mallet) operates on a patient at Johns Hopkins in 1904. hide caption

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Re-Examining The Father Of Modern Surgery

Re-Examining The Father Of Modern Surgery

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