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Pop Culture
1:27 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

For Comedian Kumail Nanjiani, Getting Personal Is Complicated

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Nanjiani moved to the U.S. for college and stayed to pursue his comedy career. He stars in the HBO series Silicon Valley, now ending its second season. The new season of his Comedy Central show, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, premieres June 30.
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Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 3:02 pm

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Music Interviews
1:14 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Remembering Les Paul, On What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday

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Author Interviews
1:14 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

India's 1947 Partition And The 'Deadly Legacy' That Persists To This Day

British Maj. T.J. Monaghan (left) and Pvt. H. Farabrother of the Inniskilling Regiment of Northern Ireland, walk through wreckage after riots destroyed parts of the Punjab suburb of Amritsar, India, in March 1947.
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Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 2:49 pm

Mahatma Gandhi, who used passive resistance in the fight for Indian independence, is known worldwide as a symbol of peace. But Americans know much less about the violence that erupted when the British pulled out of India in 1947.

After Muslim leaders demanded their own state, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs attacked each other in riots and massacres. In his new book, Midnight's Furies, Nisid Hajari explores the partition that created Pakistan as a separate state, the violence surrounding the partition and why those tensions persist to this day.

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Music Reviews
12:26 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

New Release Brings Overdue Recognition For Soul Singer Jackie Moore

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 1:20 pm

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Books
12:26 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

As Global Population Grows, Is The Earth Reaching The 'End Of Plenty'?

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Book Reviews
12:26 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Bombs Blast And Time Marches On In 'A God In Ruins'

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Interviews
12:06 pm
Sat June 6, 2015

Fresh Air Weekend: Carey Mulligan, The Apple Watch, A Neurosurgeon's Memoir

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Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 11:49 am

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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Theater
12:10 pm
Fri June 5, 2015

'Gershwins And Me' Tells The Stories Behind 12 Songs

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RUDY VALLEE: When you work with your brother Ira, which comes first, the words or the music?

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Movie Reviews
2:37 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

In 'Spy', Melissa McCarthy Shines Amid Crude Jokes And Chase Scenes

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Shots - Health News
2:37 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

Pregnant Women With Depression Face Tough Choices, No Easy Answers

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Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can be harmful to the developing fetus. Pregnant women who suffer from serious depression face a difficult dilemma: Should they continue taking medication and risk unknown side-effects to the fetus, or go through their pregnancies trying to handle their depression without medication?

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