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Fresh Air for July 14, 2014

Author Beth Macy worked for years as a reporter for the Roanoke Times. "When I became a journalist, I gravitated to those kinds of stories of what I call 'outsiders and underdogs,' " she says. David Hungate/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Co. hide caption

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How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

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Fresh Air for July 12, 2014

Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in the new movie Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Richard Linklater picked him for the role. Courtesy of Matt Lankes hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Richard Linklater, Strand Of Oaks And Brian Krebs

Fresh Air Weekend: Richard Linklater, Strand Of Oaks And Brian Krebs

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Fresh Air for July 11, 2014

Fresh Air for July 10, 2014

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Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

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Fred Hersch Knows His Trios

Fred Hersch Knows His Trios

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Fresh Air for July 9, 2014

The decline of honeybees has been attributed to a variety of causes, from nasty parasites to the stress of being transported from state to state to feed on various crops in need of pollination. iStockphoto hide caption

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Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

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The threat is both viral and vampire in The Strain, a show about the sudden outbreak of a disease that kills most of its victims — then begins to mutate them into another species entirely. Michael Gibson/FX hide caption

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'The Strain' And 'Extant' Play On Fears Of Forces Out Of Our Control

'The Strain' And 'Extant' Play On Fears Of Forces Out Of Our Control

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