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Fresh Air for January 19, 2012

Stephanie Sigman plays Laura, a beauty queen drawn into the world of Mexican drug cartels, in the film Miss Bala. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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In 'Miss Bala,' Bullets And Beauty Pageants Collide

In 'Miss Bala,' Bullets And Beauty Pageants Collide

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Fresh Air for January 18, 2012

The Shroom With A View: Mushrooms are fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting bodies found all over the world. They can grow in practically any environment with moisture. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Man Who Studies The Fungus Among Us

The Man Who Studies The Fungus Among Us

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In Shame, Brandon (Michael Fassbender) pursues sex not for pleasure but to fulfill a driving compulsion. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Michael Fassbender: Portraying An Addict's 'Shame'

Michael Fassbender: Portraying An Addict's 'Shame'

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Fresh Air for January 17, 2012

Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi) are at odds first about whether to leave Iran for life abroad — and then about more pressing issues. Sony Picture Classics. hide caption

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'A Separation' Of Hearts, Minds And Ideas In Iran

'A Separation' Of Hearts, Minds And Ideas In Iran

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Fresh Air for January 16, 2012

In the two-hour premiere episode of Alcatraz, Rebecca (Sarah Jones) looks for clues to a missing prisoner from the 1960s who suddenly reappears in modern day. FX hide caption

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Get 'Lost' In J.J. Abrams' Latest Show 'Alcatraz'

Get 'Lost' In J.J. Abrams' Latest Show 'Alcatraz'

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Fresh Air for January 14, 2012

Oldman played Sirius Black to Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter in the blockbuster franchise. Murray Close/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Gary Oldman, Rin Tin Tin

Fresh Air Weekend: Gary Oldman, Rin Tin Tin

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