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Fresh Air for January 20, 2014

Demonstrators march down Constitution Avenue during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act

The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act

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Fresh Air for January 18, 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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Fresh Air Weekend: Roger Ailes, Rosanne Cash And Sonia Sotomayor

Fresh Air Weekend: Roger Ailes, Rosanne Cash And Sonia Sotomayor

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Fresh Air for January 17, 2014

Chris Pine and Keira Knightley anchor Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, opposite Kevin Costner as a CIA veteran and Kenneth Branagh as the story's big bad. Larry Horricks/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Jack Ryan Gets A Makeover, And A Quick Trip To Moscow

Jack Ryan Gets A Makeover, And A Quick Trip To Moscow

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Fresh Air for January 16, 2014

Roger Ailes is the subject of a new book by New York Magazine contributing editor Gabriel Sherman. He describes Ailes' rule inside Fox News as "absolute." Jim Cooper/AP hide caption

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Book Chronicles The Building Of Roger Ailes' Fox News Empire

Book Chronicles The Building Of Roger Ailes' Fox News Empire

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Hackers? Techies? What To Call San Francisco's Newcomers

Hackers? Techies? What To Call San Francisco's Newcomers

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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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