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Fresh Air for September 16, 2010

Hamm plays FBI Special Agent Adam Frawley in the new big-screen crime drama The Town. Claire Folger / Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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A Transformative Year For Don Draper, Jon Hamm

A Transformative Year For Don Draper, Jon Hamm

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Edwin Newman, pictured above at his New York office in March 1976, died on Aug. 13 at the age of 91. Jerry Mosey/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers Newsman Edwin Newman

Fresh Air Remembers Newsman Edwin Newman

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Fresh Air for September 15, 2010

Clostridium difficile causes severe diarrhea and can frequently return, even when treated with antibiotics. The human body is home to trillions of bacteria. Janice Carr/CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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Bacterial Bonanza: Microbes Keep Us Alive

Bacterial Bonanza: Microbes Keep Us Alive

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Fresh Air for September 14, 2010

Justice Stephen Breyer has a degree in philosophy from Stanford University. He received his law degree from Harvard University. Steve Petteway hide caption

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Justice Breyer: The Court, The Cases And Conflicts

Justice Breyer: The Court, The Cases And Conflicts

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Ricky Skaggs has received 14 Grammy Awards and was named the Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year in 1982. Erick Anderson hide caption

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Ricky Skaggs: A 'Mosaic' Of Modesty, Openness

Ricky Skaggs: A 'Mosaic' Of Modesty, Openness

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On Their Own: Zhang Qin and her brother, Zhang Yang, aren't allowed to live with their parents in urban Guangzhou — and so must depend on each other in a rural village in Sichuan province. Zeitgeist Films hide caption

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Taking 'Last Train Home' Shows Changes In China

Taking 'Last Train Home' Shows Changes In China

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Fresh Air for September 13, 2010

Every year, as many as 1 billion colds are caught in the U.S., says science writer Jennifer Ackerman. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

'Ah-Choo!' Takes On Mysteries Of The Common Cold

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In the 1920s, Harlem's African-American population exploded — with nearly 200,000 African Americans inhabiting a neighborhood where there had been virtually no blacks 15 years earlier. Above, a Harlem street in 1942. National Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Great Migration: The African-American Exodus North

Great Migration: The African-American Exodus North

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Fresh Air for September 10, 2010

From The Ashes: Acting, says Joaquin Phoenix, is like being a puppet. And even when he's not in front of the camera, he tells documentarian Casey Affleck, he's still (and always) playing a character named "Joaquin Phoenix." Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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In 'Still Here,' A Fully Committed Joaquin Phoenix

In 'Still Here,' A Fully Committed Joaquin Phoenix

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