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Fresh Air for October 15, 2010

Dwight Twilley is best known for his singles "I'm on Fire" and "Girls." courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dwight Twilley's 'Green Blimp': Blissful, Emotive Pop

Dwight Twilley's 'Green Blimp': Blissful, Emotive Pop

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Cecile de France plays Marie Lelay, a woman who publishes a book after nearly dying. She makes an unexpected connection with Matt Damon's George Lonegan, a psychic trying to stop communicating with the dead. Ken Regan/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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A 'Hereafter' Where Matt Damon Sees Dead People

A 'Hereafter' Where Matt Damon Sees Dead People

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Fresh Air for October 14, 2010

Nemesis is Philip Roth's 31st work. He has received the Pulitzer Prize, two National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle Awards and three PEN/Faulkner Awards. Courtesy of Philip Roth hide caption

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Philip Roth: On Writing, Aging And 'Nemesis'

Philip Roth: On Writing, Aging And 'Nemesis'

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Vijay Iyer is on faculty at New York University, The New School and the School for Improvisational Music. Jimmy Katz hide caption

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Vijay Iyer: Self-Taught Jazz Pianist Goes 'Solo'

Vijay Iyer: Self-Taught Jazz Pianist Goes 'Solo'

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Fresh Air for October 13, 2010

Fox News host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 20. Historian Sean Wilentz says "there are polls that Tea Party members respect Beck more so than anyone else, even Sarah Palin, and that they consider [Beck] not as an entertainer — as they describe Rush Limbaugh — but as an educator. ... People are believing that he is really trustworthy." Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Glenn Beck: Drawing On 1950s Extremism?

Glenn Beck: Drawing On 1950s Extremism?

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Australian soprano Joan Sutherland poses in her dressing room at the Metropolitan Opera after making her Met debut on Nov. 26, 1961, in New York. AP Photo hide caption

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Remembering 'La Stupenda': Opera Singer Joan Sutherland

Remembering 'La Stupenda': Opera Singer Joan Sutherland

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Fresh Air for October 12, 2010

The flag of Hezbollah features a fist holding an AK-47. The gun has become a symbol worldwide, says author C.J. Chivers. Stringer/Getty Images hide caption

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The AK-47: 'The Gun' That Changed The Battlefield

The AK-47: 'The Gun' That Changed The Battlefield

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Fresh Air for October 11, 2010

Solomon Burke performs at the 39th Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in this 2005 file photo. The soul singer died on Sunday. He was 70. Martial Trezzini /AP Photo hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers Soul Singer Solomon Burke

Fresh Air Remembers Soul Singer Solomon Burke

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