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Fresh Air for August 5, 2014

In November 1973, when Ronald Reagan was governor of California, he talked with reporters about Watergate. In the years that followed, he spoke to Americans' anxieties with a simple message about America's inherent greatness. Paul Vathis/AP hide caption

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How Ronald Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

How Ronald Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

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Fresh Air for August 4, 2014

On Masters of Sex, Allison Janney plays Margaret Scully. Janney was nominated for an Emmy as outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her performance. Frank W Ockenfels 3/Showtime hide caption

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Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

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Fresh Air for August 2, 2014

George Takei's personal story is illuminated in the new, funny documentary To Be Takei. Victoria Will/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: George Takei, 'The Honorable Woman,' Dom Flemons

Fresh Air Weekend: George Takei, 'The Honorable Woman,' Dom Flemons

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Fresh Air for August 1, 2014

Fresh Air for July 31, 2014

A neighborhood resident walks through a building in Timbuktu, used by al-Qaida-linked jihadi fighters for more than a year. Last year, The Associated Press found al-Qaida documents in the building. Rukmini Callimachi/AP hide caption

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Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida, Documents Show

Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida, Documents Show

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Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Nessa Stein in the SundanceTV original series The Honorable Woman. Des Willie/Courtesy of Sundance hide caption

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

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