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Fresh Air Weekend shines a light on some of the best interviews and reviews from previous weeks, as well as new program elements specially designed for weekends. Our weekend show focuses on interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes clips from studio concerts. This week:
Banjo player Béla Fleck returns to his bluegrass roots on a new album: Perhaps the most famous banjo player in the world, Fleck dedicates his new album, My bluegrass heart, to his late musical heroes, Tony Rice and Chick Corea.
Monkey Thieves, Drunk Elephants – Mary Roach reveals a strange world of animal “crime”: Roach researched bad animal behavior for his new book, Down. Although animals are almost charged with crimes when they go against human values, she learns, they often have the last laugh.
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Banjo player Béla Fleck returns to his bluegrass roots on new album
Monkey thieves, drunk elephants – Mary Roach reveals a strange world of animal “crime”