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Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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Sandwich Monday: The Concrete

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Concrete. It's a frozen custard confection so thick, you can turn it upside down and it won't fall out of its cup.
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The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

Diane Sawyer announced she's stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Host Michel Martin finds out what this mean for diversity in television.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 30

You can see two exhibits that blend art with design.
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Looking To Renovate, Alexandria's Torpedo Factory Hits Stumbling Blocks

The Torpedo Factory along Alexandria's Waterfront is in need of a facelift, but leaders at the arts center have had trouble finding ways to raise funds.

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Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder

In 1994, star player Andres Escobar was killed just weeks after he scored an own goal in the Cup. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Colombian-American journalist and novelist John Rojas about the crime.
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Behind Optimus Prime (And Eeyore), One Man's Signature Voice

Peter Cullen, whose oeuvre ranges from Sonny and Cher to Winnie the Pooh, voiced the heroic robot-truck in the 1980s Transformers cartoons. He returned to the role for the series of live-action films.
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Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man'

Ahead of a new memoir, the rapper talks "real world" parenting, systemic racism, rhyming along to Mary J. Blige and being a celebrity in prison.
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In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track

After a climate change disaster, a train must circle the globe for its passengers to stay alive. The science fiction fable was inspired by a French graphic novel and directed by a South Korean auteur.
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Author Plumbs The Human Psyche Through 'Animal Madness'

Laurel Braitman's new book was born out of a near-tragedy: her frantic dog almost leaped to its death from a third-story window. She talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about mental illness and Animal Madness.

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