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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Alec Baldwin, College Tuition

The star of 30 Rock has two films out this summer, Rock of Ages and To Rome with Love. And we talk to a policy expert about rising college tuition. College is now four times more expensive than it was 3 decades ago. Also, Ken Tucker review's Fiona Apple's latest.

Fresh Air Weekend: Alec Baldwin, College Tuition

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Sports

R.A. Dickey On 'Winding Up' As A Knuckleballer

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is currently the only knuckleball pitcher in the major leagues. His new memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, explains how his life — and career — have mimicked the unpredictable trajectory of the difficult pitch he throws game after game.

R.A. Dickey On 'Winding Up' As A Knuckleballer

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Movies

'Beasts': Taking Southern Folklore To The Next Level

Beasts of the Southern Wild came out of nowhere to win the Camera d'Or at Cannes and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. The fable-like film, starring 6-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, takes place after a storm ravages Louisiana. (Recommended)

'Beasts': Taking Southern Folklore To The Next Level

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'Louie': TV's Most Original Comedy Returns

Fresh Air's critic at large, John Powers, says Louis C.K.'s raunchy FX show is changing the way comedy is done — for the better. "More than any TV comedy ever, it's all about capturing moments of truth and freshness," he says.

'Louie': TV's Most Original Comedy Returns

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Author Interviews

Why Flying Is No Fun (And May Be More Dangerous)

Airline veteran and writer William McGee says airlines' aggressive cost-cutting hasn't just added fees and hassles. He says they're taking steps that compromise safety — and regulators are letting it happen.

Why Flying Is No Fun (And May Be More Dangerous)

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Author and screenwriter Nora Ephron died Tuesday in New York. She was 71. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Known for brevity's sake as The Idler Wheel..., Fiona Apple's new album is her first in seven years. Lionel Deluy hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Alec Baldwin: A 'Rock' Throughout The Ages

The star of 30 Rock has two films out this summer. He plays a club owner in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. And he travels to Italy with an ensemble cast for Woody Allen's To Rome with Love.

Alec Baldwin: A 'Rock' Throughout The Ages

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Remembrances

Fresh Air Remembers Broadway's Richard Adler

Richard Adler, who co-wrote the musicals The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees with his partner, Jerry Ross, died Thursday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He was 90. Fresh Air remembers the composer and lyricist with excerpts from a 1990 interview.

Fresh Air Remembers Broadway's Richard Adler

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Opinion

Taboo Revival: Talking Private Parts In Public Places

Earlier this month, there was a national uproar when a Michigan state legislator was disciplined for using a clinical sexual term during a debate. According to linguist Geoff Nunberg, it was just one of many such incidents that reflect a trend he calls the New Reticence.

Taboo Revival: Talking Private Parts In Public Places

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jeff Daniels, Bob Ojeda

Jeff Daniels stars in Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama The Newsroom, playing an anchorman inspired to give up fluff pieces and return to hard-hitting journalism. And major league pitcher Bob Ojeda talks about pitching through the pain.

Fresh Air Weekend: Jeff Daniels, Bob Ojeda

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Television

Louis C.K. On Comedy, Love, Life And Loss

The comedian reflects on his award-winning TV series, his relationship with other comedians and his USO appearances.

Louis C.K. On Comedy, Love, Life And Loss

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In Brave, Merida goes in search of a spell to get back at her mother, who wants to force her to marry a suitor. Disney/Pixar hide caption

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Remembrances

Fresh Air Remembers Film Critic Andrew Sarris

Andrew Sarris, who popularized the auteur theory and was called the "dean of American film critics," died on Wednesday. He was 83. Fresh Air remembers the longtime film critic for The Village Voice with excerpts from a 1990 interview.

Fresh Air Remembers Film Critic Andrew Sarris

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In Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama, The Newsroom, producer MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) and anchorman Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) tackle real hard-hitting news stories and call out those who don't tell the truth. HBO hide caption

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'The Newsroom' Caught Up In A Partisan Divide

Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series follows the inner workings of a cable news show that sets out to challenge our hyperpartisan, 24/7 news culture. But critic John Powers says Sorkin has created a show that replicates much of what it thinks it's opposing.

'The Newsroom' Caught Up In A Partisan Divide

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After a public meltdown and a wholesale staff defection, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) decides to take a different approach with his nightly news show. HBO hide caption

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Jeff Daniels: Anchoring The Cast Of 'The Newsroom'

The actor stars in Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama The Newsroom, playing an anchorman inspired to give up fluff pieces and return to hard-hitting journalism.

Jeff Daniels: Anchoring The Cast Of 'The Newsroom'

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