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Fresh Air for February 6, 2014

Susan Crawford says that in cities like Seoul and Stockholm, high-speed, high-capacity networks are taken for granted. "It really is astonishing what's going on in America," she says. "We're falling way behind in the pack of developed nations when it comes to high-speed Internet access, capacity and prices." iStockphoto hide caption

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Author: When It Comes To High-Speed Internet, U.S. 'Falling Way Behind'

Author: When It Comes To High-Speed Internet, U.S. 'Falling Way Behind'

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Fresh Air for February 5, 2014

"The term 'vegan leather' makes me think that you peeled a carrot and took the skin and made a jacket out of it," says Tim Gunn, pictured above at the Under the Gunn finale fashion show. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration'

Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration'

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Fresh Air for February 4, 2014

The title of Jennifer Senior's book — All Joy and No Fun — contrasts the strains of day-to-day parenting with the transcendent experience of having a child. iStockphoto hide caption

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Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting

Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting

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Borgen's heroine is Birgitte Nyborg, superbly played by Sidse Babett Knudsen. Pilou Asbaek plays Don Draper-ish spin doctor Kasper Juul. MHz Networks hide caption

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'Borgen' Is Denmark's 'West Wing' (But Even Better)

'Borgen' Is Denmark's 'West Wing' (But Even Better)

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Fresh Air for February 3, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. He was 46. Evan Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Philip Seymour Hoffman On Acting: An 'Exhausting' And 'Satisfying' Art

Philip Seymour Hoffman On Acting: An 'Exhausting' And 'Satisfying' Art

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Fresh Air for February 1, 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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Fresh Air Weekend: Ann Patchett, Ray Didinger And A Country Dilemma

Fresh Air Weekend: Ann Patchett, Ray Didinger And A Country Dilemma

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