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Two Brothers' Paths Diverge

Writer and scholar John Edgar Wideman's new book focuses on his younger brother Robby, who is serving a life sentence for murder. Wideman explores their differences and tries to understand what led Robby to a life of crime.

27:11

Sergio and Odair Assad: The Fresh Air Concert

The Brazilian, guitar-playing brothers are in Philadelphia as part of their East Coast tour. They talk to Fresh Air guest host Marty Moss-Coane about their early music lessons and influences. The Assads' newest album, Alma Brasileira, features music exclusively by Brazilian composers.

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Actor Randy Quaid on Directing and Brotherhood

Randy Quaid's brother Dennis often gets leading-man roles; Randy frequently plays what he calls "country bumpkins." He says he enjoys his career as a character actor, but is glad to branch out to directing. His debut in that role will be the upcoming Power of the Dog, which will costar his brother.

09:31

Was and Was of Was (Not Was)

The songwriting team of David and Don Was comprise the dance rock band Was (Not Was). The brothers arrange and perform the songs, but feature a rotating lineup of vocalists to sing them. Their newest album is called What Up, Dog.

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Actor Randy Quaid on Directing and Brotherhood

Randy Quaid's brother Dennis often gets leading-man roles; Randy frequently plays what he calls "country bumpkins." He says he enjoys his career as a character actor, but is glad to branch out to directing. His debut in that role will be the upcoming Power of the Dog, which will costar his brother.

23:22

Sergio and Odair Assad: The Fresh Air Concert.

A studio concert by the Assad Brothers. The two brothers, Sergio and Odair, are from Brazil. They perform classical acoustic guitar duets, including works by 20th century South American composers. The Assads also commission works by prominent contemporary composers such as Astor Piazolla. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane) (Rebroadcast. Original date 10/21/88).

11:02

Cartoonists Josh Alan and Drew Friedman

The brothers team up to create strips, panels, and movie poster take-offs that appear in Spy Magazine, National Lampoon, and Raw. They are known for their realistic drawings and caustic wit. Their new book is called Warts and All.

23:58

Novelist and Memoirist Geoffrey Wolff on Fathers and Brothers

Wolff's new book, The Final Club, is about Princeton students in the late 1950's. His memoir, The Duke of Deception, was about his father, who conned his way through his life and career. Wolff's brother is writer Tobias Wolff, who has his own childhood memoir, This Boy's Life.

24:38

Writer Richard Rhodes Is Ready to Confront His Childhood

Rhodes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist who wrote The Making of the Atomic Bomb. His new book is called A Hole in the World, about the abuse he and his brother endured at the hands of his stepmother. Rhodes eventually became a ward of the state, and grew up in a boys' home.

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