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Sacha Baron Cohen: The Fresh Air Interview

This interview was originally broadcast on May 21, 2012. Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator is now out on DVD. Actor […]

Love Is The Balm For Trauma In ‘The Matchmaker’

Arik, the 16-year-old Israeli at the center of The Matchmaker, doesn’t get why everyone keeps talking about love. It’s the […]

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Manifestations Of Grief And Extra Book Material

What’s that you say? You wanted more Barrie Hardymon? Well, this week, Stephen is in Wisconsin probably eating some cheese […]

Frank Langella: A Career ‘Like A Chekhov Play’

Frank Langella’s career has not been an upward trajectory of success — and he likes it that way. He’s had […]

Chilling Realities, Beggaring Belief In ‘Compliance’

The words “inspired by true events” are the first things to appear on screen in Compliance, Craig Zobel’s queasy thriller […]

In Tehran, A Vivid Parable About The Ends Of Things

A parable of art and love, and a political allegory to boot, Chicken with Plums centers on an Iranian musician […]

A Song-And-Dance Show About Dark Realities

With Love Songs, his 2007 musical, French writer-director Christophe Honore updated such 1960s bonbons as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg for […]

Aging Ungracefully, But Still Kicking (And Shooting)

The monosyllables fly fast and furious in The Expendables 2. It’s the joints that are a little creaky, but what […]

Out-Of-The-Ordinary Animation In ‘ParaNorman’

Even if most fans of hand-drawn animation have made peace, to a degree, with digital technology, the pleasures of old-school […]

‘Why Stop Now’: Loose Ends, Tied Up Too Neatly

What’s an American family these days? Many different things, but while television — a domestic medium to its marrow — […]

9AM to 10PM Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions-the world's only rock and roll talk show.

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10AM to 12PM The Toaster Brunch

The Toaster Brunch

The Toaster Brunch is our Sunday morning Reggae show, hosted by E-Roy. The Toaster Brunch has an active following of scooter clubs and rastas from around the world. E-Roy is also a high school principal.

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12PM to 1PM This American Life

This American Life

Take in a slice of Americana with critically acclaimed host Ira Glass on "This American Life." Each week he picks a theme, then gives his writers and performers the freedom to weave real stories from real people around that theme in a manner they find most engaging.

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