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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, November 11

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"Edward R. Murrow" (1956), a gelatin silver print, was gifted to the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery by Estrellita Karsh.
Photo by Yousuf Karsh
"Edward R. Murrow" (1956), a gelatin silver print, was gifted to the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery by Estrellita Karsh.

Nov. 12: Teenage Diaries Revisited
Back in 1996, a group of teenagers were given tape recorders and asked to talk about their lives for the NPR series Teenage Diaries. Listeners became acquainted with people such as Josh, a young man with Tourette’s syndrome, football star Frankie, whose father was incarcerated, and teen mom Melissa. Tomorrow night at 7 you can find out what's happened to the once-teenagers in Teenage Diaries Revisited, a live multimedia event at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in D.C. Two of the five diarists, Josh and Melissa, will be joined on stage by Radio Diaries Founder and Executive Producer Joe Richman and Melissa Block, host of All Things Considered.

Nov. 8-Apr. 27, 2014: Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits
A collection of iconic 20th-century photographs is currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The first rotation of Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits features nearly 30 images of figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Grace Kelly, Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway. The work will be up through April 27, then switched over for the second installation, which opens in May.

Music: “Breathe (Instrumental Version)” by The Cinematic Orchestra


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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