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Fresh Air for February 28, 2013

Director Dror Moreh was nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary The Gatekeepers. Mika Moreh/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'The Gatekeepers' Offer Candid Assessment Of Israel's Security

'The Gatekeepers' Offer Candid Assessment Of Israel's Security

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Ben Goldberg's Variations: Two New Albums From A San Francisco Jazz Staple

Ben Goldberg's Variations: Two New Albums From A San Francisco Jazz Staple

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Fresh Air for February 27, 2013

In his new book, The Vatican Diaries, John Thavis draws on his nearly 30 years of reporting on the Vatican. Viking/Penguin Group hide caption

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'Behind The Scenes' At The Vatican: The Politics Of Picking A New Pope

'Behind The Scenes' At The Vatican: The Politics Of Picking A New Pope

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Aretha Franklin became a star on the Atlantic record label after leaving Columbia. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Aretha Franklin Before Atlantic: The Columbia Years

Aretha Franklin Before Atlantic: The Columbia Years

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Fresh Air for February 26, 2013

Linguist Geoff Nunberg finds that in the film Lincoln, screenwriter Tony Kushner oscillates between old and modern meanings of "equality." DreamWorks/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Historical Vocab: When We Get It Wrong, Does It Matter?

Historical Vocab: When We Get It Wrong, Does It Matter?

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Fresh Air for February 25, 2013

Guards just released its debut album, In Guards We Trust. Olivia Malone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guards: Anthems With Gravitas

Guards: Anthems With Gravitas

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Fresh Air for February 23, 2013

Richard Blanco reads his poem "One Today" during President Obama's second inaugural, on Jan. 21. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Blanco And Bazelon

Fresh Air Weekend: Blanco And Bazelon

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