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Fresh Air for August 20, 2012

Scenes in the movie Sleepwalk With Me -- about Mike Birbiglia's sleep disorder — made him emotional while filming them. Adam Beckman/IFC Films hide caption

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Mike Birbiglia, 'Sleepwalk'-ing On The Big Screen

Mike Birbiglia, 'Sleepwalk'-ing On The Big Screen

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Fresh Air for August 17, 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen plays Admiral General Aladeen, the authoritarian, anti-Semitic and unexpectedly sympathetic protagonist of The Dictator. Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Sacha Baron Cohen: The Fresh Air Interview

Sacha Baron Cohen: The Fresh Air Interview

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Fresh Air for August 16, 2012

In Robot & Frank, a robot cares for an aging ex-burglar who has dementia. Frank Langella, who plays the burglar, says his character "becomes fond of the robot only because it is a tool for his wicked, wicked ways." Samuel Goldwyn Films and Stage 6 Films hide caption

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Frank Langella: A Career 'Like A Chekhov Play'

Frank Langella: A Career 'Like A Chekhov Play'

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Autosalvage, a New York quartet, made one album and then stopped playing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Autosalvage: The Psychedelic Band That Vanished

Autosalvage: The Psychedelic Band That Vanished

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Fresh Air for August 15, 2012

Pennsylvania voters show identification as they sign in to vote during the Republican primary in Philadelphia in April. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images hide caption

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Do Voter ID Laws Prevent Fraud, Or Dampen Turnout?

Do Voter ID Laws Prevent Fraud, Or Dampen Turnout?

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A new box set of early albums captures Jan Garbarek's forming saxophone sound — austere and astringent. Roberto Massoti/ECM Records hide caption

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How Jan Garbarek Came To Epitomize Nordic Jazz

How Jan Garbarek Came To Epitomize Nordic Jazz

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Fresh Air for August 14, 2012

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the past year through June 2012 has been the hottest year in the continental U.S. since modern record-keeping started in 1895. Above, New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island to try to beat the heat in early August. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate 'Weirdness' Throws Ecosystems 'Out Of Kilter'

Climate 'Weirdness' Throws Ecosystems 'Out Of Kilter'

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Rep. Paul Ryan has made changes to social safety net programs like Medicare and Social Security — often called "entitlements" — a key part of his political agenda. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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With Ryan's Ascent, A Few Thoughts On 'Entitlement'

With Ryan's Ascent, A Few Thoughts On 'Entitlement'

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