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12:15pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Movie Interviews

From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei'

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 12:44 pm

George Takei's personal story is illuminated in the new, funny documentary To Be Takei.
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Many fans know George Takei from his role as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s show Star Trek. But in the past decade, he has drawn followers who admire him because of who he is — not just who he has played. Now, the new documentary To Be Takei may interest more people in Takei's life.

Takei's personal story offers insights into a couple of key chapters of American political and cultural history.

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11:52am

Mon July 28, 2014
Music Reviews

Jenny Lewis' 'The Voyager' Is An Album To Spend Time With

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 12:30 pm

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9:35am

Sat July 26, 2014
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 7:18 am

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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:

'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People: Modeled after the groundbreaking feminist health manual Our Bodies, Ourselves, the book details the social, political and medical issues faced by transgender people.

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10:13am

Fri July 25, 2014
Movie Reviews

Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man'

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 7:18 am

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10:13am

Fri July 25, 2014
Interviews

Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration'

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 7:18 am

"Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on Project Runway. But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. He talks with Terry Gross about being bullied, being gay in the '60s and '70s, and how his mother thinks he should "dress more like Mitt Romney."

Originally broadcast on Feb. 5, 2014.

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