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Fresh Air for February 17, 2012

Anthony Shadid covered the Middle East for nearly two decades for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Associated Press. Courtesy of The New York Times hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers War Reporter Anthony Shadid

Fresh Air Remembers War Reporter Anthony Shadid

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Actress Michelle Williams was recently nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Blue Valentine. In Meek's Cutoff, she plays a bold settler named Emily Tetherow. Matt Sayles/AP Photo hide caption

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Michelle Williams: The Fresh Air Interview

Michelle Williams: The Fresh Air Interview

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Linda Cardellini plays a vet who returns from overseas with no way to make sense of where she was and what it meant in director Liza Johnson's new drama Return. Dada Films hide caption

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A Veteran's 'Return' To The Front Lines Of Home

A Veteran's 'Return' To The Front Lines Of Home

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Fresh Air for February 16, 2012

Republican congressional candidate and Maine Senate President Kevin Raye speaks during the Kennebec County Super Caucus in Augusta, Maine, on Feb. 4. Joel Page/AP hide caption

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Unlocking The Mysteries Of Delegate Selection

Unlocking The Mysteries Of Delegate Selection

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Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Stephen Sondheim: Examining His Lyrics And Life

Stephen Sondheim: Examining His Lyrics And Life

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Fresh Air for February 15, 2012

Nathan Englander grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family. He now splits his time between New York and Madison, Wis. Juliana Sohn hide caption

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Nathan Englander: Assimilating Thoughts Into Stories

Nathan Englander: Assimilating Thoughts Into Stories

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Fresh Air for February 14, 2012

J. Edgar Hoover was the first director of the FBI. He introduced fingerprinting and forensic techniques to the crime-fighting agency, and pushed for stronger federal laws to punish criminals who strayed across state lines. He also kept secret files on more than 20,000 Americans he deemed "subversive." Anonymous/Library of Congress hide caption

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The History Of The FBI's Secret 'Enemies' List

The History Of The FBI's Secret 'Enemies' List

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Fresh Air for February 13, 2012

Viola Davis earned her first Oscar nomination with a small but memorable role in Doubt; she also has won a pair of Tony Awards for her work on Broadway. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Viola Davis: The Fresh Air Interview

Viola Davis: The Fresh Air Interview

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Bret McKenzie (left) wrote five of the songs in The Muppets, including the Oscar-nominated "Man or Muppet" and the opening number, "Life's a Happy Song." Andrew Macpherson/Disney hide caption

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Bret McKenzie: A Manly Muppet And A Muppet Of A Man

Bret McKenzie: A Manly Muppet And A Muppet Of A Man

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Jemaine Clement (left) and Bret McKenzie: Witty musical parodists play witless musicians in Flight of the Conchords. HBO hide caption

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'Conchords': Musical Comedy from Clueless Kiwis

'Conchords': Musical Comedy from Clueless Kiwis

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