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Fresh Air for January 15, 2010

Teddy Pendergrass was nominated for four Grammys and won the award for best male R&B vocal performance for "Joy" in 1989. Hulton Archive/Getty hide caption

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In Memoriam: Soul Icon Teddy Pendergrass

In Memoriam: Soul Icon Teddy Pendergrass

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First-time actress Katie Jarvis plays 15-year-old Mia, a confused and troubled teen. Critic David Edelstein says casting a nonactor can sometimes be just a stunt — but director Andrea Arnold hit the jackpot with Jarvis. IFC/IFC hide caption

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'Fish Tank': A Teen Adrift In A Tough London Suburb

'Fish Tank': A Teen Adrift In A Tough London Suburb

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Fresh Air for January 14, 2010

Aram Roston won an Emmy Award in 2005 as a producer of NBC Nightly News. He's also served as a correspondent at CNN, a police reporter in New York City, and contributor at The Huffington Post. The Nation hide caption

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How Americans Help Fund The Taliban

How Americans Help Fund The Taliban

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Conan O'Brien (left) says he is not willing to move The Tonight Show back by a half-hour to make way for Jay Leno's show. Kevin Winter/Getty hide caption

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David Bianculli On The Battle Of The Late Night Titans

David Bianculli On The Battle Of The Late Night Titans

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Fresh Air for January 13, 2010

T-Bone Burnett tells Terry Gross that he's long past the point where he wants to try to control everything that goes into a recording. Frazer Harrison/Getty hide caption

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T-Bone Burnett: Zen And The Art Of Music

T-Bone Burnett: Zen And The Art Of Music

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Fresh Air for January 12, 2010

Veteran journalist Jonathan Cohn has reported on politics and domestic policy for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Slate. Eyvind Claxton hide caption

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Next Up: Turning Two Health Care Bills Into One

Next Up: Turning Two Health Care Bills Into One

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Fresh Air for January 11, 2010

T. Christian Miller was an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times and has won numerous awards for his environmental and international reporting. Lars Klove/ProPublica hide caption

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Wounded In Wars, Civilians Face Care Battle At Home

Wounded In Wars, Civilians Face Care Battle At Home

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In addition to Stronger With Each Tear, Mary J. Blige recently recorded music for the movie soundtrack to Precious. Kevin Winter/Getty hide caption

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Mary J. Blige: Soul 'Stronger' Than Music

Mary J. Blige: Soul 'Stronger' Than Music

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