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Fresh Air for August 31, 2010

"I realized what a mess I made out of my life, and I got out of there and stayed out of there. Never did go back," Merle Haggard says of his time in prison. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Merle Haggard Reflects On His Outlaw Country Past

Merle Haggard Reflects On His Outlaw Country Past

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George Jones was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2008. He has also won several Grammy Awards. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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George Jones: A Wild Reputation, A Big Texas Sound

Listen Back To Fresh Air's 1996 Interview With George Jones

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Bobby Braddock wrote his first song at age 8 for a piano recital. He's gone on to amass a remarkable collection of chart-topping country hits. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bobby Braddock: Spelling Success With Country Songs

Bobby Braddock: Spelling Success With Country Songs

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Fresh Air for August 30, 2010

Earlier in his career, Jimmie Dale Gilmore was a member of the band The Flatlanders. Keith Carter/Rounder Records hide caption

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Jimmie Dale Gilmore: A Honky-Tonk Sound From Texas

Jimmie Dale Gilmore: A Honky-Tonk Sound From Texas

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Charlie Haden sang with his musical family from the time he was just 2 years old. Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Charlie Haden: A Bassist With A Country Pedigree

Charlie Haden: A Bassist With A Country Pedigree

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The album Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters contains all of Cline's recordings on the label. Hip-O-Select hide caption

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Patsy Cline: A Country Career Cut Short

Patsy Cline: A Country Career Cut Short

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Fresh Air for August 27, 2010

The Godfather Gerald Depardieu plays a Parisian crime boss named Guido -- who wants Mesrine to commit bigger and bigger crimes. Music Box Films hide caption

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Mesrine: A Ruthless Crook, A 'Killer' Film

Mesrine: A Ruthless Crook, A 'Killer' Film

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Fresh Air for August 26, 2010

David and Julia Koch attend the opening night celebration of the New York City Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, on Nov. 25, 2008. Andrew H. Walker/Staff/Getty Images hide caption

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The Brothers Koch: Rich, Political And Playing To Win

The Brothers Koch: Rich, Political And Playing To Win

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Fresh Air for August 25, 2010

More than half of the world's Muslims live along the 10th Parallel; so do most of the world's Christians. It's a place where ideological -- and geographic -- conflicts often arise. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The 10th Parallel: Where Christianity And Islam Meet

The 10th Parallel: Where Christianity And Islam Meet

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Moses (right), a gay Ugandan man seeking asylum in the United States, hides his face with a makeshift hood as he attends a press conference in Washington, D.C., in February. The press conference was organized to announce the formation of an event to "affirm inclusive values and call on all nations, including Uganda, to decriminalize the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people." Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Finding The Root Of Anti-Gay Sentiment In Uganda

Finding The Root Of Anti-Gay Sentiment In Uganda

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