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In About Face, former supermodels (including Carmen Dell'Orefice shown above) talk about what it's like to grow old in an industry that is obsessed with youth. Mark Mahaney/Greenfield-Sanders Studio/Courtesy HBO hide caption

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Actress Lupe Ontiveros was known for her roles in the film Selena and the television series Desperate Housewives. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembrances

Fresh Air Remembers Actress Lupe Ontiveros

Lupe Ontiveros, known for her role in the 1997 film Selena, died Thursday at the age of 69. Fresh Air remembers the Latina actress, who was often called on to play the role of the maid, with excerpts from a 2002 interview.

Fresh Air Remembers Actress Lupe Ontiveros

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Saturday

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Sister Pat Farrell is the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the vice president of the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa. LCWR hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Bishop Blair, Sister Farrell

Bishop Leonard Blair talks about his Vatican-ordered assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization that represents 80 percent of Catholic sisters in America. Sister Pat Farrell, the president of LCWR, responds.

Fresh Air Weekend: Bishop Blair, Sister Farrell

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A Dallas hard-luck case (Emile Hirsch, left) hires a corrupt cop (Matthew McConaughey) to kill his estranged mother when he hears about her rich insurance policy. Needless to say, the plot of Killer Joe doesn't quite work out as planned. Skip Bolen/LD Entertainment hide caption

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Producer Melody Kramer, who developed a strong social-media presence for Fresh Air over the last several years, departs this week. Sam Briger/WHYY hide caption

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Interviews

'Fresh Air' Bids Farewell To Melody Kramer

She's never been heard on the show, but producer Melody Kramer has created a singular voice for Fresh Air online and in social media. Today we send her off, affectionately, to medical school and the next phase of her career.

'Fresh Air' Bids Farewell To Melody Kramer

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Thursday

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Christopher Beha is an associate editor at Harper's magazine and the author of The Whole Five Feet. Josephine Sittenfeld/Tin House Books hide caption

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Author Interviews

Christopher Beha, On Faith And Its Discontents

The author's What Happened to Sophie Wilder features a convert to Catholicism and another character who struggles to understand her faith. Beha talks about his Catholic upbringing, irony's place in fiction and literature's therapeutic aspects.

Christopher Beha, On Faith And Its Discontents

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Although Ai Weiwei's art is internationally recognized, much of his worldwide fame comes from his political activism in China. The latter is the focus of Alison Klayman's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Ted Alcorn/IFC Films hide caption

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Movies

In China, A Persistent Thorn In The State's Side

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry follows the famous artist around the world as he repeatedly irks Chinese authorities with his art and political critiques. Fresh Air's John Powers says the documentary casts important light on the fight for greater freedom in China.

In China, A Persistent Thorn In The State's Side

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Wednesday

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Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio is the bishop who assessed the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. You can hear Blair discuss the nuns' organization here. Courtesy Catholic Diocese of Toledo hide caption

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Tuesday

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David Crist's father, George (left), discusses operations against Iranian attack boats with Navy Lt. Paul Hillenbrand. George Crist, a Marine Corps general, was commander of CENTCOM from 1985-1988. Courtesy of David Crist hide caption

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Saturday

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Sigourney Weaver stars as Secretary of State Elaine Barrish in the USA Network miniseries Political Animals. Andrew Eccles/USA Network hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Weaver, Sorkin, 'Dark Knight'

HBO's new behind-the-anchor-desk drama The Newsroom follows in the footsteps of Aaron Sorkin's hit series The West Wing. Also, actress Sigourney Weaver talks about her miniseries Political Animals. And David Edelstein reviews the latest Batman movie.

Fresh Air Weekend: Weaver, Sorkin, 'Dark Knight'

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Friday

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Colson Whitehead is a 2002 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. His writing has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, and The New York Times.

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Author Interviews

When Zombies Attack Lower Manhattan

Colson Whitehead's novel Zone One is a post-apocalyptic tale of a Manhattan crippled by a plague and overrun with zombies. He explains that he created the novel, in part, to pay homage to the grimy 1970s New York of his childhood.

When Zombies Attack Lower Manhattan

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Music Interviews

Eddie Palmieri: Now A True 'Jazz Master'

The great Latin band leader Eddie Palmieri has just received a Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, for his lifetime of achievement in jazz. Fresh Air honors the Latin band leader with excerpts from a 1994 interview.

Eddie Palmieri: Now A True 'Jazz Master'

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Music Articles

Jesse Davis: Live From New York's Other Basement Club

Davis' bluesy alto sax rasp is straight out of Charlie Parker's playbook, but he makes it his own in a new live recording from the Smalls Jazz Club.

Jesse Davis: Live From New York's Other Basement Club

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