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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 8

Two local theaters perform holidays shows, but on different ends of the entertainment spectrum.

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Author Of 'Bridge To Terabithia': Messages Are Poison To Fiction

Katherine Paterson describes the inspiration behind her best-known children's book, as well as tales from her childhood in China and missionary work in Japan, in her new memoir, Stories of My Life.
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Women Butchers Are Slicing Through The Meat World's Glass Ceiling

The meat industry traditionally has been a male-dominated field. But as demand for local meat grows, that's made more room for women to carve out ownership roles in the business.
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Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For 'Meat'-Loving Vegans

Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country's first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: to free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.
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Landmark D.C. Exhibit Explores Images Of Mary As Woman, Mother

Artistic portrayals of the biblical Mary focus not just on the woman as a religious figure, but a symbol for the trials of young motherhood. That's the theme of a new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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Just Say No, N-O

Every answer today is a familiar two-word phrase or name with the initial letters N and O.
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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.
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Billions Of Years Go By, All In The Same 'Room'

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard McGuire about his arresting graphic novel, Here. It's an austere, profound journey backward and forward in time through the life of a single room.
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Before Dylan, Dave Ray's Blues Rocked Minneapolis

When Bob Dylan moved to Minneapolis in 1959, he was overshadowed by a singer and guitar player named Dave Ray of the blues trio Koerner, Ray and Glover. A new box set traces the singer's evolution.
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A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.

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