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Fresh Air for October 31, 2013

In Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto plays Rayon, a transgender woman who is HIV-positive and struggling with a drug habit. "I always saw Rayon as someone who wanted to live ... life as a woman, not just someone who enjoyed putting on women's clothing," Leto says. Anne Marie Fox/Focus Features hide caption

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Jared Leto Was 'Seduced' By Role Of Rayon In 'Buyers Club'

Jared Leto Was 'Seduced' By Role Of Rayon In 'Buyers Club'

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Brandy Clark's new album is titled 12 Stories. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brandy Clark Tells The 'Stories' That Are Tough To Hear

Brandy Clark Tells The 'Stories' That Are Tough To Hear

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Fresh Air for October 30, 2013

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has spent a total of six months in space. In his new book, he writes that getting to space took only "8 minutes and 42 seconds. Give or take a few thousand days of training." NASA/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

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Fresh Air for October 29, 2013

"[Lou Reed] really saw the beauty of life, and wanted to be a person who could live in that beauty as often as possible," longtime publicist Bill Bentley says. Karl Walter/Getty Images hide caption

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Never Back Down: Fresh Air Remembers Lou Reed

Never Back Down: Fresh Air Remembers Lou Reed

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