NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

scannerdarklydowney.jpegON TODAY’S FRESH AIR ?A Scanner Darkly,? the film based on the novel by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick ? about drug addiction, paranoia, government surveillance and corporate greed ? is now out on DVD. On the next Fresh Air, we hear from RICHARD LINKLATER, who wrote and directed it.

THE WORLD CAFE Formed in 2000 from the ashes of the outstanding Minneapolis band Lifter Puller, The Hold Steady might just be the best bar band in America. With its riff-heavy mixture of classic rock and Craig Finn’s lyrically dense storytelling, the group crafts intricately detailed musical universes that have already made it a critical darling and fan favorite.Listen to this story...

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