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Fresh Air for March 8, 2014

Maj. Frank Capra sits at his War Department desk in Washington on March 6, 1942. Capra's non-War Department films include It's A Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: WWII Filmmakers, Kevin Young And Solitary Confinement

Fresh Air Weekend: WWII Filmmakers, Kevin Young And Solitary Confinement

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Fresh Air for March 7, 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Granta. She is also the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of A Yellow Sun. Little, Brown and Co. hide caption

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'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S.

'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S.

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Ralph Fiennes plays Gustave H., a hotel concierge given to bedding his elderly guests, in Wes Anderson's latest film. Bob Yeoman/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'Grand Budapest Hotel': Kitsch, Cameos And A Gloriously Stylized Europe

'Grand Budapest Hotel': Kitsch, Cameos And A Gloriously Stylized Europe

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Fresh Air for March 6, 2014

The July 8 hunger strike wasn't the first California's Pelican Bay State Prison has seen. Inmates in the prison's isolation unit also protested their conditions in 2011. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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How 4 Inmates Launched A Statewide Hunger Strike From Solitary

How 4 Inmates Launched A Statewide Hunger Strike From Solitary

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Pharrell Williams: Just Exhilaratingly Happy

Pharrell Williams: Just Exhilaratingly Happy

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Fresh Air for March 5, 2014

Seen here in 1935, the building that housed Manhattan's Democratic Party, known as Tammany Hall, still stands today. AP hide caption

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The Case For Tammany Hall Being On The Right Side Of History

The Case For Tammany Hall Being On The Right Side Of History

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Fresh Air for March 4, 2014

Kevin Young's 2012 essay collection The Grey Album: On The Blackness Of Blackness was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Melanie Dunea/CPi hide caption

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Kevin Young On Blues, Poetry And 'Laughing To Keep From Crying'

Kevin Young On Blues, Poetry And 'Laughing To Keep From Crying'

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Mercedes' S500 Intelligent Drive is one traditional carmaker's approach to driverless cars. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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By The Time Your Car Goes Driverless, You Won't Know The Difference

By The Time Your Car Goes Driverless, You Won't Know The Difference

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