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11:03pm

Fri January 25, 2013
Music News

The Composer Who Tested Fighter Planes And Partied With Sinatra

Originally published on Sat January 26, 2013 2:36 pm

Jimmy Van Heusen with Frank Sinatra in the 1950s. Van Heusen wrote dozens of songs for the crooner and became Sinatra's close friend and confidant.
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You've never heard of Jimmy Van Heusen? Well, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has. You certainly know many of his songs, says Brook Babcock, Van Heusen's grandnephew and president of his publishing company.

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11:03pm

Fri January 25, 2013
Music Interviews

Petra Haden Covers Classic Film Scores With A Single Voice

Originally published on Sat January 26, 2013 2:36 pm

Petra Haden's new album is titled Petra Goes to the Movies.
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Petra Haden had a problem when she was a child: "I remember watching Looney Tunes cartoons and having the music stuck in my head," the singer and violinist says.

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2:38am

Sat January 19, 2013
Politics

Is A Fresh Start In Washington Possible?

Originally published on Sat January 19, 2013 4:13 am

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about whether the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans can find some common ground and overcome the political gridlock that characterized much of the president's first term.

2:38am

Sat January 19, 2013
Books

For Justice Sotomayor, Books Unlocked Imagination

Originally published on Sat January 19, 2013 4:13 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a new autobiography out about her life and her career in law. Earlier this week, we broadcast portions of her interview with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Today, Nina talks to the justice about the role that books have played in her life.

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2:38am

Sat January 19, 2013
Politics

House GOP Backs Off Debt Ceiling Demands

Originally published on Sat January 19, 2013 4:13 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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