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10:16am

Fri September 27, 2013
Interviews

Vijay Iyer: Self-Taught Jazz Pianist Goes 'Solo'

This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 14, 2010.

Jazz musician Vijay Iyer started playing the violin when he was 3, but when he was 4 or 5, he wanted to play another instrument: the piano.

"The piano was around because my sister was taking lessons, and so I just started messing on it and figuring things out little by little," Iyer tells Terry Gross. "I can't really pinpoint the beginning of it."

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10:16am

Fri September 27, 2013
Interviews

Jeremy Denk: Playing Ligeti With A Dash Of Humor

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Jeremy Denk has recently written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review.
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This interview was originally broadcast on May 23, 2012.

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9:55am

Fri September 27, 2013
Movie Reviews

Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' Is An Openhearted Directorial Debut

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 12:15 pm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt --€” in his writing and directing debut --€” plays Jon, a porn addict with no interest in relationships until Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) changes things.
Relativity Media

In phe last decade, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has worked hard to establish himself as a serious actor, and he's been so successful it's easy to forget he came of age in the '90s sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. The guy has comedy chops, and he's exercising them again in a smart new movie he wrote and directed called Don Jon.

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1:34pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Health

Big Pharma And Meth Cooks Agree: Keep Cold Meds Over The Counter

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 3:11 pm

Key methamphetamine ingredient pseudoephedrine is most easily found in cold and allergy medicines.
Ann Heisenfelt AP

Millions of Americans have seen the fictional world of meth use and production in AMC's Breaking Bad, but journalist Jonah Engle has spent a lot of time in the real world of meth.

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1:11pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Music Reviews

Bumpy, Bikers And The Story Behind 'Leader Of The Pack'

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 2:48 pm

The Shangri-Las on the cover of the "Leader of the Pack" single.
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