Fresh Air Interviews Terry Gross interviews luminary artists about their lives and musical work
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Terry Gross interviews luminary artists about their lives and musical work

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'

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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

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"[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

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Botched Investigation Fuels Kennedy Conspiracy Theories

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Claroscuro showcases the range of Anat Cohen's influences, from New Orleans-style jazz to the music of Brazil. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anat Cohen: Bringing The Clarinet To The World

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Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup, a free black man in upstate New York who was kidnapped into slavery in 1841 and won his freedom 12 years later. The film 12 Years a Slave is an adaptation of Northup's 1853 memoir. Jaap Buitendijk/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Historian Says '12 Years' Is A Story The Nation Must Remember

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12 Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, is based on an 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup, a free black man in upstate New York who was kidnapped into slavery in 1841. Jaap Buitendijk/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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'12 Years A Slave' Was A Film That 'No One Was Making'

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Tea Party and conservative leaders including Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Sen. Mike Lee gather for a press conference on Capitol Hill in May. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Insurgent' Wing Grapples For Control Of The GOP

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On Tuesday night, PBS' Frontline will investigate how decades of antibiotic overuse has led to the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs. Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hide caption

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Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs

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'Wheelmen' Exposes Doping Culture And The Armstrong 'Conspiracy'

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Billy Crystal Finds Fun In Growing Old (But Still Can't Find His Keys)

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John Foster Dulles (right) is greeted by his brother Allen Welsh Dulles on his arrival at LaGuardia Field in New York City in 1948. Jacob Harris/AP hide caption

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Meet 'The Brothers' Who Shaped U.S. Policy, Inside And Out

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Graham Nash Has 'Wild Tales' To Spare

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An employee walks through an aisle at Amazon.com's 1.2 million-square foot fulfillment center in Phoenix, Ariz., in November 2012. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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One-Stop Shop: Jeff Bezos Wants You To Buy 'Everything' On Amazon

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Parenting A Child Who's Fallen 'Far From The Tree'

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