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'Totally Biased' Comic On Race, Politics And Audience

Comic W. Kamau Bell's new show, produced by Chris Rock, mixes standup, sketches and interviews. Bell tells Fresh Air about the origins of his political humor and why it's important for him to have a multiracial audience.
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'Where's My AMC?' DISH Network Dispute Drags On

All of AMC's channels have been cut by satellite provider DISH Network, and viewers of hit shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead are irked. Tiffs between networks and cable providers are common, but this one has gone on for record time.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 13

Tributes to the also-ran, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Ultimate Frisbee.

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Syrian Documentary Producer Orwa Nyrabia Is Freed; Was Arrested Two Weeks Ago

A Syrian documentary film producer whose arrest two weeks ago prompted concerns for his safety and a letter of support from the Toronto International Film Festival is now free, according to reports. Orwa Nyrabia disappeared after heading to the airport in Damascus on Aug. 23.
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In Meetings, On The Court To Discover 'Obama's Way'

Writer Michael Lewis was given unusual access to the president for six months for an article for Vanity Fair. Lewis tells Fresh Air that he found a "weird disjuncture between his powers and his powerlessness."
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'The Scientists': A Father's Lie And A Family's Legacy

Marco Roth grew up on New York's Upper West Side in the 1980s, where a liberal Jewish culture infused with European tastes was breathing its last gasps. In his memoir, Roth describes how he learned — years after his father died from AIDS — that his father was probably gay.
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Writing On The Lives Of Others

The Anisfield Book Awards recognize works that expand understanding of race and diversity. This year's Lifetime Achievement prize is going to Professor Arnold Rampersad for his biographies of prominent African-Americans like Langston Hughes, Jackie Robinson and W.E.B Du Bois. Host Michel Martin speaks to Professor Rampersad about his life's work.
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Five Ways To Spot A Fake Online Review, Restaurant Or Otherwise

Online reviews of restaurants, travel deals, apps and just about anything you want to buy have become a powerful driver of consumer behavior. Unsurprisingly, they have also created a powerful incentive to cheat.
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Tina Brown's Must Reads: The Modern Woman

The Daily Beast and Newsweek editor explores the changing role of women with recommendations that cover a groundbreaking gender discrimination lawsuit against Newsweek, a stay-at-home wife's rise through the professional ranks and the meaning behind a mother's profile picture.

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