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Fred Hersch Knows His Trios

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:59pm

Fred Hersch pulls together jazz piano traditions that have little in common. Kevin Whitehead says the classic piano, bass and drums trio format suits Hersch best of all in a review of Floating.

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10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:59pm

Jacqueline Winspear's debut mystery, Maisie Dobbs, set in England around World War I, came out in paperback a decade ago. A new edition testifies to the enduring allure of the traditional mystery.

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If Jim Lauderdale Is A Song, More People Should Hear It

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:33pm

Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker says Lauderdale's career is at once admirable and somewhat puzzling.

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

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:33pm

Laurence Packer says humans need to appreciate both domestic bees and the some 20,000 species of wild bees. His book Keeping The Bees explores all types, including some that feed on tears.

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

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:33pm

This week, two new TV series' begin in the threats-from-nowhere genre: Extant on CBS and The Strain on FX. The better of the two, The Strain, about a disease outbreak, is effectively creepy.

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The Hazards Of Probing The Internet's Dark Side

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:08pm

Brian Krebs, who broke the Target security breach story last year, says cybercriminals are "some very bad people." He tells Terry Gross about how they have found creative ways to taunt him.

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'Violette' Evokes Exasperating Self Pity, A Trait The French Like

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:44pm

The film Violette is a fictionalized portrait of Violette Leduc, the trailblazing French novelist who was considered difficult. The strangely gripping movie captures a key moment in feminist history.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Actor Meshach Taylor

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:18pm

Taylor was best known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the TV sitcom Designing Women. Taylor's other TV series included Buffalo Bill and Dave's World. He chatted with Terry Gross in 1990.

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The Westerlies Come On Home With Horvitz

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:18pm

The brass players' debut album is a set of pieces by Seattle-based composer and improviser Wayne Horvitz

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Screenwriter Paul Mazursky

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:18pm

Mazursky wrote such films as Next Stop, Greenwich Village; An Unmarried Woman; and Down and Out in Beverly Hills. He died last week at the age of 84. He talked with Terry Gross in 1991 and 1999.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Joel McHale, 'Friendship,' And 'The Great Fish Swap'

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 8:03am

Comedian Joel McHale talks bad TV and filming a thriller; Maureen Corrigan says Friendship is a startlingly nice novel; and author Paul Greenberg discusses why most of the fish we eat is imported.

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