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Terry Gross

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10:11am

Fri October 11, 2013
Author Interviews

Parenting A Child Who's Fallen 'Far From The Tree'

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 10:33 am

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This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 12, 2012.

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11:36am

Thu October 10, 2013
Movie Interviews

From Child Actor To Artist: Radcliffe Reflects On Post-Potter Life

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 10:11 am

Daniel Radcliffe tells Fresh Air that his parents were initially hesitant about letting him play Harry Potter.
Warwick Saint

Many child stars find themselves washed up by the time they reach adulthood, but Daniel Radcliffe's career is going strong — and that's no accident.

"There is never a moment's doubt in my mind that this is what I want to do," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "If I die on a film set when I'm 80, I'll be happy with that."

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11:13am

Thu October 10, 2013
Book Reviews

Meet Ben's Sister Jane, History's Forgotten Franklin

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 12:32 pm

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"Her days were days of flesh." That's just one of a multitude of striking observations that Jill Lepore makes about Jane Franklin, the baby sister of Ben. What Lepore means by that line of near-poetry is that Jane Franklin's life, beginning at age 17 when she gave birth to the first of her 12 children, was one of nursing, lugging pails of night soil, butchering chickens, cooking and scrubbing.

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9:14am

Thu October 10, 2013
Music Reviews

Two Bluegrass Truths From James King And Alan Jackson

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 11:13 am

James King.
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12:26pm

Wed October 9, 2013
Music Reviews

Ahmad Jamal Weaves Old And New On 'Saturday Morning'

Ahmad Jamal.
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Jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal started playing when he was 3 years old in Pittsburgh, which means he's now been playing for 80 years. His new album, Saturday Morning, often recalls his elegant trios of yesteryear, with its tightly synchronized arrangements, plenty of open space and deceptively simple charm.

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