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From Israel: Politics And Romance At The Movies

The Israel Film Festival is running in Los Angeles. It features a wide range of subjects, including highly personal documentaries and a romantic comedy about a Mexican salsa dancer disguised as a nun. Host Michel Martin speaks with the founder and executive director of the Israel Film Festival, Meir Fenigstein.
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'Damn Good Advice' From One Of The Real 'Mad Men'

Pioneering ad man George Lois is here to help you "unleash your creative potential." In his new book, Lois shares his secrets for making a catchy commercial that will stick in your head. The No. 1 rule? Be outrageous.
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Years Later, He Brought Her Passport Back

When 85-year-old Betty Werther was young, she traveled the world. Sixty years later, she got a call. It was a fellow Berkeley alum, and he had found something that belonged to her. What he brought, however, was more than a souvenir.
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A 'Wild,' Solitary Journey On The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail winds its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington state. Cheryl Strand decided to take on 1,100 miles of the trail alone on an impulse, after a series of life-changing events. Strand tells host Rachel Martin about her memoir, Wild, and how this untamed piece of nature broke her down and built her back up.
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'The Moon': Children's Book Tackles Lifelong Themes

Host Rachel Martin speaks with author Natalie Babbitt about her new book, The Moon Over High Street. Babbitt is a celebrated writer of children's literature, including the classic, Tuck Everlasting. She's won the Newbery Honor Medal and five of her books have been ALA Notable Children's Books.
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The Battle Of The Sexes: When Women Out-Earn Men

Liza Mundy, author of The Richer Sex, discusses the trend — and implications — of women becoming the primary breadwinners in their families, a phenomenon that cuts across race, class and geographic location.
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If I Were An Animal, I'd Be An Alpaca

Name something in a given category such that the last two letters of the category's name are the first two letters of your answer. For example, given "U.S. state," the answer would be either "Texas" or "Tennessee."
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Betting On Two Pairs Of Filmmaking Brothers

Two pairs of filmmaking brothers are both opening movies on the same weekend, and both films are about the awkwardness of growing up. Critic Bob Mondello says Jay and Mark Duplass' Jeff, Who Lives At Home and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's The Kid with a Bike share a common sense of humanity.
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Starring On Capitol Hill: The Celebrity Or The Cause?

Despite the excitement surrounding actor and activist George Clooney's visit to Washington, D.C., this week, there's nothing new about stars testifying before Congress.

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'The O'Briens': A Multigenerational Canadian Epic

Peter Behrens' new novel starts with a teen, ends with a railroad magnate, and covers plenty of ground in between. Canada's nation-building is the background of this sweeping family saga.

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