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6:03am

Sat July 27, 2013
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Maria Bamford, 'Lunches With Orson' And '& Sons'

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 8:11 am

Maria Bamford is a stand-up comedian and voice actress. She recently appeared in the fourth season of Arrested Development.

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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8:59am

Fri July 26, 2013
Interviews

Michael Apted, Aging With The '7 Up' Crew

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 10:40 am

Jackie, Lynn and Sue — pictured here at age 7 — are three of the children featured in the landmark 1964 documentary 7 Up. The series returns this year with 56 Up, checking in with a group of 14 men and women whose lives have been documented since they were kids.
First Run Features

This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 5, 2013.

Every seven years since 1964, in what's known as the Up series, Granada Television has caught us up on the lives of 14 everyday people. The subjects of the documentary series were 7 years old when it began; in the latest installment, 56 Up, they are well into middle age.

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8:57am

Fri July 26, 2013
Interviews

Tig Notaro On Going 'Live' About Her Life

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 10:40 am

Comedian Tig Notaro dealt with a cancer diagnosis the best way she knew how — with humor.
tignation.com

This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 8, 2012.

"Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?"

That's how comedian Tig Notaro began her set at Largo in Los Angeles the day she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. As she uttered those words to the audience, there was nervous laughter, weeping and total silence in response.

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8:57am

Fri July 26, 2013
Movie Reviews

'Blue' Rhapsodies: Woody Allen, In Need Of New Tricks

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 10:40 am

Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) best moments happen while in the company of a persistent suitor named Al (Louis C.K.).
Merrick Morton Sony Classics

Another year, another Woody Allen picture, and few agree on whether that's a good thing. For some, he hasn't made an interesting film since Husbands and Wives, maybe even Hannah and Her Sisters. Others think more recent morality plays like Match Point and comic parables like Midnight in Paris prove the old dog still hunts.

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10:45am

Thu July 25, 2013
Author Interviews

A Metro 'Revolution': Cities, Suburbs Do What Washington Can't

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 12:47 pm

Philanthropic and business leaders have come together to revive the core of Detroit, which recently filed for federal bankruptcy protection.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

When Detroit filed for federal bankruptcy protection last week, news accounts were filled with troubling stories of urban decay in the city: vast areas of vacant lots and abandoned houses, shuttered parks, nonworking streetlights and police response times close to an hour.

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