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The Westerlies Come On Home With Horvitz
The brass players' debut album is a set of pieces by Seattle-based composer and improviser Wayne Horvitz
'Fresh Air' Remembers Actor Meshach Taylor
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.
Ex-Georgia President Eduard Shavardnadze Dies. He was 86
The groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia died after a long illness. Steve Inskeep talks to Pavel Palazhchenko, an interpreter for Shevardnadze.
Undeterred By The Blacklist, Lee Grant 'Said Yes To Everything'
After losing 12 years of her career to the communist blacklist, the actress and director spent decades lying about her age to make up for lost time. Her new memoir recounts her life in Hollywood.
After Assault, Woman Finds Hope And Career In Restorative Justice
In 1976, Lorenn Walker was attacked in an alley in Waikiki, Hawaii. That trauma inspired Walker, then a high school dropout, to enroll in college, become a lawyer and work in violence prevention.
NPR Listeners Show A Keen Ear For Temperature
NPR conducted an online poll asking listeners if they could hear the difference between cold and hot water simply by listening to the sound of the water being poured. Most listeners were spot-on.
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