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Fresh Air for June 7, 2014

Denzel Washington plays Walter Lee, the role played by Sidney Poitier in the 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun. Sophie Okonedo, known for her Academy Award nomination for Hotel Rwanda, plays Ruth Younger in her New York stage debut. Brigitte Lacombe hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Raisin In The Sun,' 'Orange Is The New Black,' China's 'Ambition'

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Raisin In The Sun,' 'Orange Is The New Black,' China's 'Ambition'

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Fresh Air for June 6, 2014

Ansel Elgort (Augustus) and Shailene Woodley (Hazel) star in The Fault in Our Stars, the film adaptation of John Green's bestselling young adult novel about two teens with cancer. James Bridges/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Beautiful Acting Aside, It Isn't Hard To Find Fault In 'Our Stars'

Beautiful Acting Aside, It Isn't Hard To Find Fault In 'Our Stars'

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Fresh Air for June 5, 2014

Brothers rides down the front stretch before the 88th Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2012, in Baltimore. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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For Jockey Donna Barton Brothers, Horse Racing Runs In The Family

For Jockey Donna Barton Brothers, Horse Racing Runs In The Family

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Allan Jones plays debonair leading man Gaylord Ravenal and Irene Dunne is the enchanting Magnolia in the 1936 film version of Show Boat, which has just been released on DVD. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution hide caption

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1936 'Show Boat': A Multiracial, Musical Melodrama, Now Out On DVD

1936 'Show Boat': A Multiracial, Musical Melodrama, Now Out On DVD

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Fresh Air for June 4, 2014

Fresh Air for June 3, 2014