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Fresh Air Weekend: Fighting Alzheimer's Disease; The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says that while a certain amount of memory loss is a natural part of aging, what Alzheimer's patients experience is different.
Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says that while a certain amount of memory loss is a natural part of aging, what Alzheimer's patients experience is different.

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:

Neuroscientist Predicts 'Much Better Treatment' For Alzheimer's Is 10 Years Away: "Just the last few years alone have seen some serious breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research," Joseph Jebelli says. His new book is The Pursuit of Memory.

Singer-Songwriter Curtis Harding Drops His Guard On 'Face Your Fear':The Atlanta-based musician blends contrasting pop genres on his second album. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Face Your Fear revealsHarding's deep knowledge of R&B.

'Cartoon County' Looks Back At The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics:Vanity Fair editor-at-large Cullen Murphy grew up the son of a cartoonist. His father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the popular Prince Valiant strip, which Murphy eventually wrote for 14 years.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

Neuroscientist Predicts 'Much Better Treatment' For Alzheimer's Is 10 Years Away

Singer-Songwriter Curtis Harding Drops His Guard On 'Face Your Fear'

'Cartoon County' Looks Back At The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics

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