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Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins

We've invited Billy Collins — who served as U.S. poet laureate from 2001 to 2003 — to play a game called, "I can feel it coming in the air tonight." Three questions about another poetic Collins.
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Behind Rockwell's Idyllic America, There Were A Lot Of Therapy Bills

In his later years, Norman Rockwell lived in the kind of small town you'd expect to see in his paintings. But he didn't move there for its tranquil pastures; he moved for the psychiatric institute where he and his wife sought treatment. In American Mirror, Deborah Solomon looks at the artist's relationship with his psychoanalyst.
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The Dallas Cowboy Behind The Real 'Buyers Club'

The film Dallas Buyers Club tells the story of Ron Woodroof, a man with AIDS in the 1980s who smuggled in experimental treatments to fight his disease. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports that the real Ron Woodroof was just as colorful as the Hollywood version.
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Matthew McConaughey, Fiercely Committed To This 'Club'

Dallas Buyers Club tells the true story of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), a Texas man whose '80s AIDS diagnosis drives him to fight for access to the drugs he believes can save him. Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto also star. (Recommended)
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Running On Faith To Lose Weight

With the holidays coming up, is your mind on the menu yet? Well, Rabbi Eli Glaser says that eating well is more than just a health concern for Jews, it's a matter of faith. He talks to host Michel Martin about his non-profit group, Soveya which helps Jewish people tackle issues of obesity and weight loss.
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Appeals Court Blocks Stop-And-Frisk Changes In New York

Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar update law and order stories from New York, Alabama, and Georgia, and they share some listener love for poet Nikki Giovanni.
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Can We Compare Allen Iverson To Muhammad Ali?

The Boston Red Sox win the World Series and basketball bad boy Allen Iverson officially retires. The Barbershop guys weigh in on sports news and the other big stories of the week.
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The Poetry Of Music For "Every Lover Who Ever Loved"

As part of Tell Me More's occasional series 'In Your Ear,' celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni shares how the music she listens to inspires her life and work.
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The Story Behind The Stunts: Remembering Hollywood's Hal Needham

Throughout his career, Needham did the kind of stunts that would either end with a spectacular shot ... or an ambulance. On Oct. 25, Needham died of cancer at age 82. We listen back to a 2011 interview, in which he tells the stories behind some of his most daring stunts.
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"Ask A Slave" With Azie Dungey

When D.C. native Azie Dungey returned to the region after college, she found work as an interpreter for local historic sites. As an African-American telling the story of a slave at Mount Vernon, she was asked questions both absurd and...

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