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Fresh Air for January 23, 2014

Ann Patchett is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. Her other books include Truth & Beauty, The Magician's Assistant and Run. Heidi Ross/Courtesy of Harper hide caption

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Patchett: In Bad Relationships, 'There Comes A Day When You Gotta Go'

Patchett: In Bad Relationships, 'There Comes A Day When You Gotta Go'

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On 'Hard Working Americans,' Songs For The Ordinary Joe

On 'Hard Working Americans,' Songs For The Ordinary Joe

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Fresh Air for January 21, 2014

Joaquin Phoenix's Her character, Theodore, has a job writing intimate — and sometimes erotic — cards and letters on behalf of other people. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Phoenix To Self: 'Why Am I Talking About This? ... Joaquin, Shut Up'

Phoenix To Self: 'Why Am I Talking About This? ... Joaquin, Shut Up'

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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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