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Fresh Air Weekend: Allison Janney, Jason Hamacher, Pinterest And Interactive TV

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:03am

Allison Janney talks sex, Sorkin and being the tallest women in the room; Jason Hamacher preserved Syrian chants; Pinterest offers "guided search"; and interactive TV has a long history.

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Jaki Byard, A Post-Bebop Pianist Who Was A Master Of Stride Piano

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:43pm

On The Late Show, a set of previously unheard solo music from 1979, the jazz pianist employs techniques like suspenseful dropouts. He had a rare ability to sound archaic — and way ahead of his time.

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In The Irish Film 'Cavalry,' A Priest's Crisis Of Faith Is Weirdly Jokey

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:43pm

John Michael McDonagh's new movie stars Brendan Gleeson as a priest who must eventually face off against a killer. It's excruciatingly obvious and inept, but Gleeson brings it alive.

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For Novelist Jonathan Lethem, Radicalism Runs In The Family

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:42pm

His new book, Dissident Gardens, follows three generations of an activist family. The book is fiction, but its characters were inspired by Lethem's own story. Originally broadcast Sept. 9, 2013.

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Douglas and Caine Find 'Present Joys' In The Sacred Harp Songbook

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:37pm

Virtuoso jazz musicians Dave Douglas and Uri Caine perform from their new album of duets. It features hymns based on a tradition called shape-note singing, which dates to the early 1800s.

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Before War, A Punk Drummer Preserved Syrian Chants

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:39pm

Jason Hamacher wasn't trained as a photographer, a musicologist or a member of a religious community. The former Frodus drummer simply felt compelled to document this music.

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Stick With 'The Knick,' A Medical Drama With Amazing Inventions

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:52pm

The new Cinemax show stars Clive Owen as a rude doctor in a New York City hospital in 1900. It may take a few episodes, but you'll care about the characters and their inventions.

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A Label Paramount To Early Blues And Jazz

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:55pm

Between 1917 and 1932, the label released thousands of records. Jack White's Third Man Records has joined with the reissue label Revenant to release the first of two packages documenting Paramount.

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Malaysia Flight Wreckage Was 'Like The End Of The World'

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:42pm

The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise was among the first to arrive at the site of the downed flight in Ukraine in late July. She says it's hard to get the faces of the dead out of her mind.

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