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Fresh Air for December 17, 2010

Jennifer Lawrence plays Ree Dolly, an Ozarks teenager who sets out in search of her drug-dealing father. Sebastian Mlynarski hide caption

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Set In The Ozarks, Adapted For The Screen

Set In The Ozarks, Adapted For The Screen

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Fresh Air for December 16, 2010

Economist Richard McGowan calls gambling the "painless tax" -- because consumers don't realize how much money they're giving to the state when they play. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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States Gamble On Casinos To Generate Revenue

States Gamble On Casinos To Generate Revenue

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Fresh Air for December 15, 2010

Ryan Gosling received an Academy Award nomination for his role in Half Nelson. He has been nominated for two Golden Globes, one for his performance in this year's Blue Valentine and one for 2007's Lars and the Real Girl. Alberto E. Rodriguez /Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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Ryan Gosling: Fully Immersed In 'Blue Valentine'

Ryan Gosling: Fully Immersed In 'Blue Valentine'

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The Year Of No: Geoff Nunberg declares "no" to be the 2010 word of the year. (In case you're curious, NPR wrote 1,640 articles featuring the word "no" in the past year.) Stephanie d'Otreppe/NPR hide caption

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Knowing Geoff Nunberg's 2010 Word Of The Year

Knowing Geoff Nunberg's 2010 Word Of The Year

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Tegan and Sara celebrate Christmas in 1985. The sisters are featured on a new holiday album, Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In. Courtesy of Tegan and Sara hide caption

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Ken Tucker Picks The Best Holiday Music Of 2010

Ken Tucker Picks The Best Holiday Music Of 2010

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Fresh Air for December 14, 2010

Locks on a foreclosed home in Homestead, Fla. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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Wall Street Finds Lucrative Market In Tax Liens

Wall Street Finds Lucrative Market In Tax Liens

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A radiologist examines a mammogram for signs of breast cancer in Los Angeles in May, 2010. Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo hide caption

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A Breast Oncologist, Diagnosed With The Disease

A Breast Oncologist, Diagnosed With The Disease

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Fresh Air for December 13, 2010

Dancers today, like these students taking a beginner's class, practice the same basic positions first introduced centuries ago. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Tutu's Tale: A Cultural History Of Ballet's 'Angels'

The Tutu's Tale: A Cultural History Of Ballet's 'Angels'

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A flautist from Konzerthausorchester Berlin performs during Musikfest Berlin 2010's tribute to Pierre Boulez. Kai Bienert hide caption

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In Berlin, A Musical Tribute To Composer Pierre Boulez

In Berlin, A Musical Tribute To Composer Pierre Boulez

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