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Fresh Air Weekend: Yo-Yo Ma; Actor Griffin Dunne

Yo-Yo Ma performs in Washington, D.C., on June 25, 2018.
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Yo-Yo Ma performs in Washington, D.C., on June 25, 2018.

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:

Yo-Yo Ma on ‘touching infinity’ through his nearly 300-year-old cello, Petunia: About 25 years ago, acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma asked a high school student to help him name his instrument. He brings his 18th century cello — aka "Petunia" — to the Fresh Air studio for music and conversation.

Actor Griffin Dunne revisits his Hollywood childhood in 'The Friday Afternoon Club': In a new memoir, Dunne writes about growing up in a family of storytellers, his complicated relationship with fame and the trauma the family experienced after the 1982 murder of his sister, Dominique.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

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