Ali discusses his Oscar-nominated performance as a drug dealer in Moonlight. Director Raoul Peck discusses I am Not Your Negro, his documentary about civil rights era writer James Baldwin.
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Carroll, who died Sunday, started recording in the late 1940s, when female jazz musicians were still considered a novelty. Originally broadcast in 2003.
Matt Damon plays an accomplished bow-and-arrow warrior in ancient China in his latest film. Critic David Edelstein says The Great Wall is "lavishly ... terrible."
TV critic David Bianculli reviews two shows premiering this weekend: HBO's miniseries, Big Little Lies, and CBS's The Good Fight, which will be relocating to the network's subscription streaming site.
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Kenneth Lonergan's film, which has been nominated for six Oscars, is about a janitor who returns to his hometown after the death of his brother. Originally broadcast Nov. 30, 2016.
Ali has earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as Juan, a drug dealer who becomes an unlikely father figure to a boy who is being bullied at school and neglected at home.
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The narrator of Vivek Shanbhag's new novel once lived a lower-class subsistence in Bangalore. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Ghachar Ghochar embodies the "fear of falling into economic and moral ruin."
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ProPublica senior reporter Andrew Revkin discusses President Trump's possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris climate accord.
Moore, who died Friday, was seen as a hero for his role in the first major land battle in Vietnam. He later co-authored the book, We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young. Originally broadcast in 1992.
Acoustic guitar and the occasional faint cry of a pedal steel guitar frame Merritt's vocals on her new album. Rock Critic Ken Tucker has a review.
The new documentary by filmmaker Ceyda Torun focuses on seven cats as they make their way around the Turkish capital. Critic John Powers calls Kedi a "pleasurable refuge from our daily cares."
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Baldwin "gave me very early on the instruments I needed to ... deconstruct the world around me," Peck says. His documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, chronicles the life of the civil rights era writer.
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A new sampler features live cuts of Count Basie's band in New York from 1938 to 1940. Jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead says Jumpin' at the Woodside is full of "pretty terrific" music.
Author Sarah Hepola is used to being alone and disappointed on Valentine's Days. But this year her outlook has changed. "My life is rich with love, even if it's not the kind I expected," she says.
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Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too.
Keith Maitland's new documentary recreates the 1966 University of Texas campus shooting. Maureen Corrigan reviews George Saunders' first novel. Fresh Air remembers writer Bharati Mukherjee.
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Before SNL and The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour mixed entertainment and advocacy in a way that influenced a generation of satirical political shows. Critic David Bianculli looks back.
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Bridges was nominated for an Oscar for his role as an aging Texas ranger tracking two bank robbers in Hell or High Water. Originally broadcast Jan. 9, 2017.
Fifty years after its debut, a restored version of Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène's first film is now available. John Powers says Black Girl feels "as timely today as it did half a century ago."
President Trump has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but Sarah Kliff of Vox.com says it's "an overreach" to say that Republicans have a plan for what comes next.