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Fresh Air for July 31, 2013

Jonathan Weisman writes that the last week before the long summer recess is usually crunchtime for Congress, but it's "a sleepy time for the underachieving 113th." Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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As Summer Recess Looms, Congress Remains Inactive

As Summer Recess Looms, Congress Remains Inactive

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Fresh Air for July 30, 2013

Human sexuality researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson Masters, shown in San Francisco in 1972. AP hide caption

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Pioneering 'Masters Of Sex' Brought Science To The Bedroom

Pioneering 'Masters Of Sex' Brought Science To The Bedroom

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Clarinetist Darryl Harper discovered jazz as a teenager in Philadelphia. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Edenfred Files': Darryl Harper's Blues-Infused Jazz

'The Edenfred Files': Darryl Harper's Blues-Infused Jazz

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Fresh Air for July 29, 2013

In Season 2 of The Newsroom, Jim Harper (John Gallagher Jr.) goes on the 2012 campaign trail. Melissa Moseley/HBO hide caption

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John Gallagher Jr. On 'Newsroom' Dialogue And Staging Green Day

John Gallagher Jr. On 'Newsroom' Dialogue And Staging Green Day

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China Beach did for Vietnam what M.A.S.H. had done for the Korean War. Left to right: Robert Picardo, Concetta Tomei, Nancy Giles, Jeff Kober, Marg Helgenberger, Brian Wimmer, Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Ricki Lake and Ned Vaughn. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. hide caption

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This Summer, Vintage TV Shows Thrive On DVD

This Summer, Vintage TV Shows Thrive On DVD

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Former Democratic representative from Louisiana Lindy Claiborne Boggs attends the Distinguished Service Award ceremony at the Capitol on May 10, 2006. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers Former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs

Fresh Air Remembers Former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs

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Fresh Air for July 27, 2013

Maria Bamford is a stand-up comedian and voice actress. She recently appeared in the fourth season of Arrested Development. hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Maria Bamford, 'Lunches With Orson' And '& Sons'

Fresh Air Weekend: Maria Bamford, 'Lunches With Orson' And '& Sons'

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Fresh Air for July 26, 2013

Comedian Tig Notaro dealt with a cancer diagnosis the best way she knew how — with humor. tignation.com hide caption

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Tig Notaro On Going 'Live' About Her Life

Tig Notaro On Going 'Live' About Her Life

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Jackie, Lynn and Sue — pictured here at age 7 — are three of the children featured in the landmark 1964 documentary 7 Up. The series returns this year with 56 Up, checking in with a group of 14 men and women whose lives have been documented since they were kids. First Run Features hide caption

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Michael Apted, Aging With The '7 Up' Crew

Michael Apted, Aging With The '7 Up' Crew

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Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) best moments happen while in the company of a persistent suitor named Al (Louis C.K.). Merrick Morton /Sony Classics hide caption

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'Blue' Rhapsodies: Woody Allen, In Need Of New Tricks

'Blue' Rhapsodies: Woody Allen, In Need Of New Tricks

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