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11:38am

Mon November 11, 2013
The Impact of War

In 'Fire And Forget,' Vets Turned Writers Tell Their War Stories

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 5:43 pm

U.S. Army soldiers begin their journey home from Iraq on July 13, 2010.
Maya Alleruzzo AP

This Veterans Day, considers these lines from the preface to Fire And Forget, a collection of short stories by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan:

On the one hand, we want to remind you ... of what happened ... and insist you recollect those men and women who fought, bled, and died in dangerous and far-away places. On the other hand, there's nothing most of us would rather do than leave these wars behind. No matter what we do next, the soft tension of the trigger pull is something we'll carry with us forever.

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9:08am

Mon November 11, 2013
Music Reviews

No Need To Cook The Books: Booker Ervin's Debut LP Reissued

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 11:42 am

Booker Ervin on the cover of The Book Cooks, his debut album.
Courtesy of Bethlehem Records

Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin came to New York in 1958. Pianist Horace Parlan heard him and invited Ervin to sit in one night with a band he worked in. That's how Ervin got hired by bassist Charles Mingus, who featured him on albums like Blues and Roots and Mingus Ah Um.

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7:03am

Sat November 9, 2013
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Roy Choi, Industrial Musicals And 'The Story Of A New Name'

Originally published on Sat November 9, 2013 8:52 am

Chef Roy Choi was named Food and Wine Magazine's Best New Chef in 2010.
Bobby Fisher Courtesy of Harper Collins

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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8:58am

Fri November 8, 2013
Interviews

Stephen Colbert: In Good 'Company' On Broadway

Stephen Colbert and Martha Plimpton perform a song from Company on stage during the 65th annual Tony Awards.
Andrew H. Walker Getty Images

This interview was originally broadcast on June 14, 2011.

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8:48am

Fri November 8, 2013
Interviews

A Daughter Remembers Her 'Entertainer' Father

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 10:45 am

Courtesy of Margaret Talbot

This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 21, 2012.

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