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Fresh Air for April 9, 2014

Edie Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. The sixth season of Nurse Jackie starts Sunday on Showtime. Ken Regan/Showtime hide caption

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Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

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Fresh Air for April 8, 2014

In her memoir Living With a Wild God, Barbara Ehrenreich describes the mystical visions she had as a teenager. Courtesy of Twelve/Hachette Book Group hide caption

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A Nonbeliever Tries To Make Sense Of The Visions She Had As A Teen

A Nonbeliever Tries To Make Sense Of The Visions She Had As A Teen

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Family dramas have always been one of television's most difficult genres to do properly, without getting too sweet, too overwrought, or too predictable — but NBC's Parenthood finds the right balance. Above, Ray Romano as Hank, Mae Whitman as Amber, and Lauren Graham as Sarah. Colleen Hayes/NBC hide caption

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'Parenthood' Is Hard, But NBC Gets This Family Drama Right

'Parenthood' Is Hard, But NBC Gets This Family Drama Right

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Fresh Air for April 7, 2014

"If Jesus had not been declared God by his followers, his followers would'™ve remained a sect within Judaism, a small Jewish sect," says historian Bart Ehrman. iStockphoto hide caption

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If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?

If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?

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Fresh Air for April 5, 2014

Jolie Kerr says when you have a fresh red wine stain, pouring table salt — no water — on it will suck it right up. "You can go pour some wine on your carpet tonight and try it out!" she says. iStockphoto hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Michael Lewis, Jon Langford, And A Housekeeping How-To

Fresh Air Weekend: Michael Lewis, Jon Langford, And A Housekeeping How-To

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Fresh Air for April 4, 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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