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Fresh Air for January 11, 2014

In Saving Mr. Banks, Emma Thompson plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, who, Thompson says, hated the whole idea of having her book made into a film. Francois Duhamel/Disney Enterprises hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Emma Thompson, Gary Shteyngart, 'Babylon' And 'Detective'

Fresh Air Weekend: Emma Thompson, Gary Shteyngart, 'Babylon' And 'Detective'

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Fresh Air for January 10, 2014

Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey. WGBH/PBS hide caption

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Julian Fellowes On The Rules Of 'Downton'

Julian Fellowes On The Rules Of 'Downton'

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Playwright, poet and activist LeRoi Jones on June 30, 1964. Jones later changed his name to Amiri Baraka. AP hide caption

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Remembering Activist Poet Amiri Baraka

Remembering Activist Poet Amiri Baraka

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Fresh Air for January 9, 2014

In Saving Mr. Banks, Emma Thompson plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, who, Thompson says, hated the whole idea of having her book made into a film. Francois Duhamel/Disney Enterprises hide caption

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Not-So-Cheery Disposition: Emma Thompson On Poppins' Cranky Creator

Not-So-Cheery Disposition: Emma Thompson On Poppins' Cranky Creator

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Fresh Air for January 8, 2014

Pussy Riot members Yekaterina Samutsevich (left), Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass-walled cage in a Moscow court on Oct. 10, 2012. Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Pussy Riot' Arrests, And The Crackdown That Followed

The 'Pussy Riot' Arrests, And The Crackdown That Followed

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IFC's The Spoils Of Babylon follows a sister (Kristin Wiig) and adopted brother (Tobey Maguire) caught up in a passionate romance. Katrina Marcinowski/IFC hide caption

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On TV This Week: 'Babylon' Has Good Fun, 'Detective' Is The Real Deal

On TV This Week: 'Babylon' Has Good Fun, 'Detective' Is The Real Deal

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Fresh Air for January 7, 2014

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'You Can't Be This Furry' And Other Life Lessons From Gary Shteyngart

'You Can't Be This Furry' And Other Life Lessons From Gary Shteyngart

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