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Bob Ojeda spent the majority of his career with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets. He currently works as a pre- and post-game analyst for Mets broadcasts. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Author Interviews

Edible Fermentables: Wine, Beer, Cheese, Meat

Fermentation guru Sandor Katz returns to Fresh Air for a lively discussion about cured meats, cheeses — and some fermented beverages (notably wine and beer).

Edible Fermentables: Wine, Beer, Cheese, Meat

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It's tricky making a little band sound big on Sweet Chicago Suite, but trombonist Ray Anderson knows his tricks. Jeanne Moutoussamy Ashe hide caption

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Ray Anderson: A Pocket-Size Suite Makes A Huge Racket

It's tricky making a little band sound this big, but trombonist Ray Anderson knows his tricks.

Ray Anderson: A Pocket-Size Suite Makes A Huge Racket

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Christopher Reeve played Superman in Richard Donner's 1978 film. Larry Tye has written a new biography of the Man of Steel. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Fermenting, Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers' new book I Hate Everyone, Starting With Me details the things Rivers can't stand. And self-described "fermentation revivalist" Sandor Katz's new book, The Art of Fermentation, explores the ancient culinary art form.

Fresh Air Weekend: Fermenting, Joan Rivers

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Hill (left, with Ray Liotta, who played him in the movie GoodFellas) was the central figure in Wiseguy, the 1986 Nicholas Pileggi book that later became the Martin Scorsese-directed film. Rebecca Sapp/WireImage hide caption

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Remembrances

Ex-Wiseguy Henry Hill Always Had 'A Ringside Table'

Henry Hill, the mobster-turned-informant portrayed by Ray Liotta in the film Goodfellas, died Tuesday at age 69. Author Nicholas Pileggi talks about the colorful figure he profiled in the 1986 book Wiseguy, which became the basis for Goodfellas.

Ex-Wiseguy Henry Hill Always Had 'A Ringside Table'

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NYPD officers Gunther Toody (Joe E. Ross) and Francis Muldoon (Fred Gwynne) patrolled the Bronx in the 1960s sitcom Car 54, Where Are You? Shanachie Entertainment hide caption

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Television

'Car 54' Re-Release Drives An Old Fan To Reminisce

Car 54, Where Are You?, the TV comedy series about a mythical police station in the Bronx, was created by Nat Hiken in 1961. It's just appeared for the first time on DVD to the delight of fans, including critic Lloyd Schwartz.

'Car 54' Re-Release Drives An Old Fan To Reminisce

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Fresh Food

'Fermentation': When Food Goes Bad But Stays Good

Self-described "fermentation revivalist" Sandor Katz says "the creative space" between fresh and rotten is the root of most of humanity's prized delicacies. His new book, The Art of Fermentation, explores the ancient culinary art form.

'Fermentation': When Food Goes Bad But Stays Good

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Iris (Emily Blunt, left) invites her best friend Jack to her family's vacation home after a death in his family. Unbeknownst to him, Iris' sister Hannah (Rosemary DeWitt) is already there, in the hopes of getting over a breakup. IFC Films hide caption

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Movie Interviews

At The Heart Of 'Your Sister's Sister,' A Love Triangle

Indie director Lynn Shelton's latest film stars Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt as half-sisters Iris and Hannah, and Mark Duplass as Iris' best friend, Jack. The three connect — and then reconnect — on a remote island off the coast of Washington state.

At The Heart Of 'Your Sister's Sister,' A Love Triangle

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Edmar Castaneda's 'Double Portion' Of Harp

There have been a few groundbreaking harpists in jazz and improvised music, from Dorothy Ashby to Zeena Parkins. Now, Fresh Air's jazz critic says the Colombian phenomenon joins that list with Double Portion, his new album of solos and duets.

Edmar Castaneda's 'Double Portion' Of Harp

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Joan Rivers says her material has only gotten stronger with age. "I always say, 'What are you going to do? Are you going to fire me? Been fired. Going to be bankrupt? Been bankrupt.'" Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Joan Rivers Hates You, Herself And Everyone Else

Comedian Joan Rivers hates a lot of things. Her new book, I Hate Everyone, Starting With Me, details the things Rivers can't stand, from her appearance to obituaries to younger comedians who steal her gigs.

Joan Rivers Hates You, Herself And Everyone Else

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Critics' Lists: Summer 2012

Book Party For One: A Loner's Summer Survival Guide

Summer is a trying time for introverts, what with the barbecues and the graduations and the picnics by the pool. If you'd always choose a good book over a good party, critic Maureen Corrigan has a list for you.

Book Party For One: A Loner's Summer Survival Guide

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Neil Young, Tom Philpott

Neil Young talks about his newest album Americana. And Tom Philpott, who covers food and the agricultural industry for Mother Jones, joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging discussion about health and other issues affecting the meat industry.

Fresh Air Weekend: Neil Young, Tom Philpott

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Poetry

Poet Laureate: 'Poetry's Always A Kind Of Faith'

This week, the Library of Congress announced that Natasha Trethewey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Native Guard, will be the next poet laureate of the United States. Trethewey, a native of Mississippi, is the first Southern poet laureate since 1986.

Poet Laureate: 'Poetry's Always A Kind Of Faith'

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"I'd like to come back every 50 years and see how we can use certain technological advantages to our advantage," said science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. He died Tuesday at age 91. Steve Castillo/AP hide caption

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Remembrances

Ray Bradbury: 'It's Lack That Gives Us Inspiration'

"I'm never going to go to Mars but I've helped inspire ... the people who built the rockets and sent our photographic equipment off to Mars," Bradbury told Terry Gross in 1988. The science-fiction writer died Tuesday at the age of 91.

Ray Bradbury: 'It's Lack That Gives Us Inspiration'

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In Dark Horse, Abe (Jordan Gelber) and Miranda (Selma Blair) meet at a wedding and start a relationship soon after, though not for the most romantic reasons. Jojo Whilden/ hide caption

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Movies

In 'Dark Horse,' A Wasted Life Plays Out On Screen

Todd Solondz's newest film is Dark Horse, starring newcomer Jordan Gelber along with Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow and Selma Blair. Critic David Edelstein says the uncomfortable film is a sublime work of art. (Recommended)

In 'Dark Horse,' A Wasted Life Plays Out On Screen

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