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How The Narrator Of 'Jane The Virgin' Found His Voice

Anthony Mendez's role as Jane's unseen narrator has garnered him critical acclaim. But before Mendez was able to turn his voice into a career, he was selling tombstones for the family business.
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Which TV Shows Will Be Back Next Year?

It's that time of year when TV networks decide which shows to cancel and which to renew for the 2016-2017 season. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans gives an update on the new and canceled shows.
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How A Poison Pill Worded As 'Sex' Gave Birth To Transgender Rights

Author of a book on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Tom Purdum tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer how that bill came to shape today's transgender rights, and comments on the current battle in North Carolina.
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Library Of Congress Opens 'Jazz Singers' Exhibition

The new exhibition features the likes of Billie Holiday and other jazz greats, from the 1920s to today. Photos, papers, video and scores are on display and will travel to Los Angeles later this year.
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Stung By 83 Different Insects, Biologist Rates His Pain On A Scale Of 1 To — OW!

Biologist Justin Schmidt has traveled all over the world looking for bugs ... and getting stung by them. He documents his travels/travails in his new book The Sting of the Wild.
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After A 40-Year Detour, 'Squidbillies' Star Takes Home His Diploma

Bobby Ellerbee left his studies to host a radio show, voice a beloved cartoon character, even party with Etta James. Lately, though, he returned to do the one thing he hadn't done yet: graduate.
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Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wildcrafted Flavors Of Los Angeles

For Pascal Baudar, LA is a treasure trove of edible plants and insects that he uses in unusual culinary creations. He helps some of the city's top chefs put wild foods on menus and has a new cookbook.
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Before Leaping Onto Kanye's Records, A-Trak Forged A Career From Scratch

It was happenstance that brought the Canadian DJ and Kanye West together. But A-Trak — Alain Macklovitch — first made his name by winning an international scratching competition, when he was just 15.
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Student Art Project Gets Mighty High Appraisal

Antique dealer Alvin Barr was surprised when a piece of pottery he owned was appraised at as much as $50,000 on Antiques Roadshow. So too was the pot's creator, Betsy Soule.
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Mrs. Obama Saves The Cardigan: 'The Obama Effect' In Fashion

In fashion, most first ladies have worshiped at the altar of "The Suit." Michelle Obama transformed American fashion by favoring dresses, moderately-priced brands, and simple basics like the cardigan.

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