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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 11

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Actress Daphne Reid Broke Barriers Before Her Big Break

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Actress Daphne Reid, better known as Will Smith's Aunt Viv from The Fresh Prince In Bel Air, was first a racial pioneer as Northwestern University's first African-American homecoming queen.

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With 'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts,' Romney Can't Lose?

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been using a new phrase on the campaign trail that's borrowed from one of his favorite TV shows, Friday Night Lights.
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Football Player-Turned-Actor Alex Karras Dies

Alex Karras played defense for the Detroit Lions in the 1960s. He turned to acting when he retired his cleats, landing a number of character roles in television and film. He was 77.
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'Signal' And 'Noise': Prediction As Art And Science

Statistical analyst Nate Silver says humility is key to making accurate predictions. Silver, who writes the New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog, has just written a new book called The Signal and the Noise.
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Virgin's Richard Branson Bares His Business 'Secrets'

Branson dropped out of school at 15, but by 16 he had his own magazine, and by 21 he had opened his first business — Virgin Records. Today, he's the head of a global business empire. In Like a Virgin, Branson shares the story of his success.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 10

Spooky movies, a spooky alter-ego, and the Dirty Bourbon River Show.

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'Mr. Penumbra' Bridges The Digital Divide

Author Robin Sloan has written short stories and worked for Twitter. His new book brings those two worlds together to argue that embracing digital culture doesn't mean you have to give up the treasured books — and values — of the past.
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'Another Thing': Singing The Housework Blues

All Things Considered and author/blogger Lenore Skenazy offer a weekly on-air contest to test your cleverness skills. The "Another Thing" contest takes a trend in the news and challenges you to help us satirize it with a song title, a movie name or something else wacky.

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