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Fresh Air for April 22, 2011

A brain tumor is highlighted in blue on this MRI taken of the human brain. There were 43,800 new cases of brain tumors in the United States in 2005. National Cancer Institute hide caption

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An Oncologist's Pulitzer-Winning Cancer Biography

An Oncologist's Pulitzer-Winning Cancer Biography

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Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin plays Jeanne Marwan, a math instructor who goes on a grim scavenger hunt to piece together her mother's life, in director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the play Incendies by Quebec writer Wajdi Mouawad. Sabrik Hakeem/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Horror

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Horror

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Melissa Leo plays Toni Bernette, a lawyer juggling red tape and problems at home, in Treme. Paul Schiraldi/Paul Schiraldi Photography hide caption

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This Weekend, HBO Has Something For Everyone

This Weekend, HBO Has Something For Everyone

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Fresh Air for April 21, 2011

In the late 1990s, both Marinovich and Silva traveled to the Middle East to photograph the ongoing clashes in the region. Silva captured this image of a young Palestinian boy throwing a tire in the West Bank town of A-Ram in March 1997. Joao Silva/AP hide caption

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Two War Photographers On Their Injuries, Ethics

Two War Photographers On Their Injuries, Ethics

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Fresh Air for April 20, 2011

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Herzog Enters 'The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams'

Herzog Enters 'The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams'

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Chile's Atacama Desert — the driest place on Earth, and home to both sophisticated observatories and the sober memories of a military regime's abuses — is both subject and setting in Nostalgia for the Light. Icarus Films hide caption

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The Past, Always Present In The Atacama Dark

The Past, Always Present In The Atacama Dark

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Fresh Air for April 19, 2011

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How The Bristol Sessions Changed Country Music

How The Bristol Sessions Changed Country Music

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Fresh Air for April 18, 2011

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Ernie Kovacs: The King Of Early Television Comedy

Ernie Kovacs: The King Of Early Television Comedy

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