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Fresh Air for January 15, 2014

Texas is one of 23 states in which Republicans have control of both the state legislature and the governor's office. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Why The GOP Is Winning The Statehouse War

Why The GOP Is Winning The Statehouse War

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The Soul Singer Who Never Quite Made It

The Soul Singer Who Never Quite Made It

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Fresh Air for January 14, 2014

Bruce Springsteen's 18th album is titled High Hopes. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Uneven But Vital, Bruce Springsteen Has 'High Hopes'

Uneven But Vital, Bruce Springsteen Has 'High Hopes'

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Fresh Air for January 13, 2014

In addition to being the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor was New York state's first Hispanic federal judge. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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As A Latina, Sonia Sotomayor Says, 'You Have To Work Harder'

As A Latina, Sonia Sotomayor Says, 'You Have To Work Harder'

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Before protesting in The Square, Khalid Abdalla (left) acted in such films as The Kite Runner, Green Zone and United 93. Noujaim Films hide caption

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Three Protesters, One 'Square': Film Goes Inside Egypt's Revolution

Three Protesters, One 'Square': Film Goes Inside Egypt's Revolution

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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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