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Fresh Air for June 18, 2013

As kids, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer were all obsessed with hip-hop and TV shows like Yo! MTV Raps. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Lonely Island: The Fresh Air Interview

Samberg, Taccone And Schaffer: 3 Is Not A Lonely Island

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Miami-born Cécile McLorin Salvant learned about improvisation and sang with her first band after moving to France in 2007. J.R. Photography/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cécile McLorin Salvant: Making Old Songs New Again

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Making Old Songs New Again

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Fresh Air for June 17, 2013

The Deserters is Charles Glass' second book relating to World War II. His last book, Americans in Paris, told the story of the U.S. citizens who remained in the French capital after the 1940 German invasion. Penguin Press hide caption

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WWII 'Deserters': Stories Of Men Who Left The Front Lines

WWII 'Deserters': Stories Of Men Who Left The Front Lines

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Colum McCann's new book imagines the intersections of three historic flights across the Atlantic Ocean. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In 'TransAtlantic,' The Flight Is Almost Too Smooth

In 'TransAtlantic,' The Flight Is Almost Too Smooth

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Fresh Air for June 15, 2013

Jo Lawry, Judith Hill and Lisa Fischer are three of the backup singers profiled in the new documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. RadiusTWC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Rogen, Goldberg, '20 Feet From Stardom' And 'Much Ado'

Fresh Air Weekend: Rogen, Goldberg, '20 Feet From Stardom' And 'Much Ado'

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Fresh Air for June 14, 2013

Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall won both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, won this year's Man Booker Prize. Francesco Guidicini/ hide caption

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Mantel Takes Up Betrayal, Beheadings In 'Bodies'

Mantel Takes Up Betrayal, Beheadings In 'Bodies'

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Fran Kranz stars as Claudio in Joss Whedon's new take on Shakespeare's classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Elsa Guillet-Chapuis/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Whedon's Touch Finds A Match With 'Much Ado'

Whedon's Touch Finds A Match With 'Much Ado'

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Fresh Air for June 13, 2013

As with many of his novels, Hiaasen sets his latest — Bad Monkey — in his home state of Florida. Knopf hide caption

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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

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Slaid Cleaves' music is influenced by singer-songwriters such as Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. Karen Cleaves/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Slaid Cleaves: 'Still Fighting' With Smart Lyrics And Stories

Slaid Cleaves: 'Still Fighting' With Smart Lyrics And Stories

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Yoram Kaniuk speaks in 2008 at the AFI Fest premiere of Adam Resurrected, based on a novel he wrote. Michael Buckner/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli Writer Yoram Kaniuk, 83, On Pain And Peace

Israeli Writer Yoram Kaniuk, 83, On Pain And Peace

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