Friday

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Movies

'Slumdog' Director Danny Boyle On Filming In India

Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle says that although filming in India presented a variety of difficulties, working on-location also helped him capture an "incredibly rich and complex society."

'Slumdog' Director Danny Boyle On Filming In India

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Movies

Richard Jenkins: Standing Out By Blending In

In The Visitor, Richard Jenkins plays as an economics professor who discovers the apartment he rented in New York is already occupied. The starring role is a change for Jenkins, who has made his career playing smaller parts.

Richard Jenkins: Standing Out By Blending In

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Thursday

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Movies

Tie To Win: Kevin Rafferty On 'Harvard Beats Yale'

Kevin Rafferty's film Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 chronicles the famous 1968 football game between the two rivals. Rafferty's other movies include The Atomic Cafe and The Last Cigarette.

Tie To Win: Kevin Rafferty On 'Harvard Beats Yale'

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Wednesday

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Books

Christopher Dickey: Intelligence The NYPD Way

The Newsweek journalist writes that the NYPD has become one of the world's best intelligence-gathering operations; his book Securing the City explores New York City's creation of an elite counter-terror force.

Christopher Dickey: Intelligence The NYPD Way

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Tuesday

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Iraq

No End In Sight To The Iraq 'Gamble'

Washington Post senior correspondent Thomas Ricks says the Iraq war is likely to last at least another five to 10 years. He has written a new book about General David Petraeus and the Iraq war called The Gamble.

No End In Sight To The Iraq 'Gamble'

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The Impact of War

Retired Army Captain Helps Wounded Warriors

Ryan Kules lost an arm and a leg in 2005 when an IED hit his vehicle in Iraq. Now the former Army captain works with the Wounded Warrior Project to help severely injured soldiers transition into the workforce.

Retired Army Captain Helps Wounded Warriors

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Monday

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Movies

A Girl And Her Dog: Reichardt On 'Wendy And Lucy'

Director Kelly Reichardt's new film, Wendy And Lucy, has been described as the "best art-house girl-and-dog story you're ever going to see." Reichardt joins Fresh Air to discuss her work.

A Girl And Her Dog: Reichardt On 'Wendy And Lucy'

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Book Reviews

'Brothers' Offers A Sweeping Satire Of Modern China

Maureen Corrigan reviews Brothers, Yu Hua's epic, 600-plus-page comedy that details life in a Chinese village from the early days of the Cultural Revolution to the giddy capitalist present.

'Brothers' Offers A Sweeping Satire Of Modern China

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Friday

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Pop Culture

Demetri Martin On Puzzles And 'Important Things'

Comedian Demetri Martin tells Terry Gross that his love of puzzles inspires his comedy routines. Martin is a former writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien and a correspondent for The Daily Show.

Demetri Martin On Puzzles And 'Important Things'

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Interviews

Remembering AIDS Activist Martin Delaney

AIDS activist Martin Delaney died from liver cancer Jan. 23 at the age of 63. Delaney was a former Jesuit seminarian and the founder of Project Inform, an organization that speeds access to AIDS treatments.

Remembering AIDS Activist Martin Delaney

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Music Articles

Brooklyn Philharmonic Director Lukas Foss

Composer, conductor and pianist Lukas Foss led several orchestras in his career, and took the Brooklyn Philharmonic from a community orchestra to a vital part of New York City's music scene. Foss died Feb. 1. He was 86.

Brooklyn Philharmonic Director Lukas Foss

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Movies

A Better Home And Garden, But For Those Buttons

With its exquisite visuals, Henry Selick's Coraline turns Neil Gaiman's dark fantasy into a stop-motion masterpiece — and one children's tale that's decidedly not just for the kids.

A Better Home And Garden, But For Those Buttons

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World

Ahmed Rashid: Taliban Activity Up In Pakistan

Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid says the Taliban is making advances in Pakistan. Rashid reports on Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia for The Daily Telegraph and The Far Eastern Economic Review.

Ahmed Rashid: Taliban Activity Up In Pakistan

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Tuesday

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Music Articles

Antony Hegarty's Otherworldly Sound

Antony Hegarty, lead singer for Antony and the Johnsons, has a striking sound — "between male and female ... at once ethereal and earthy," one critic writes. The group's new CD is The Crying Light.

Antony Hegarty's Otherworldly Sound

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Monday

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Health

Parkinson's Disease: A Family History

Parkinson's disease is part of journalist Dave Iverson's personal history: His father had it, his brother has it and he has it. Now, a new PBS "Frontline" documentary, My Father, My Brother, and Me chronicles Iverson's attempt to understand the disease.

Parkinson's Disease: A Family History

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Hank Crawford, Memphis Rhythm King

Saxophonist Hank Crawford died Jan. 29 at the age of 74. The Memphis-born musician backed B.B. King and Ray Charles before going solo. He later became the musical director for Charles' band. Fresh Air remembers Crawford with a 1998 interview.

Hank Crawford, Memphis Rhythm King

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