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'The Maya Rudolph Show' And What It'll Take To Bring Back Variety

The comedian's prime-time NBC special is the latest rare attempt by network TV to revive the long-dormant genre. Fresh Air's critic doesn't think it succeeded, but he encourages TV to try, try again.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 20

A D.C.-based band is back in town and ready to party and a free film series opens up with a family-friendly comedy.

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'Third Plate' Reimagines Farm-To-Table Eating To Nourish The Land

Renee Montagne talks to Dan Barber about his new book The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food. Barber advocates eating a wider variety of foods that better support the land.
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Book Review: 'Abide'

Poet Tess Taylor reviews the posthomously published poetry collection Abide, by Jake Adam York.
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The Winding Stories Of A Quintessential American Spy

Among his colleagues at the CIA, Robert Ames was considered the quintessential spy. Integral in the Oslo Peace Accords, the late secret agent is now the subject of Kai Bird's book, The Good Spy.
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Sandwich Monday: The White Castle Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the latest bewaffled breakfast item: the White Castle Waffle Breakfast Sandwich.
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Louis C.K. On His 'Louie' Hiatus: 'I Wanted The Show To Feel New Again'

The comic tells Fresh Air that after Season 3, he "aggressively forgot the show existed for a few months." Then he got back to work. Louie is now in its fourth season.
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New Sitcom 'Unapologetically Embraces' Asian-American Family Life

Fresh Off the Boat will be one of the first network sitcoms in decades to feature an Asian-American cast. Critic Jeff Yang, whose son plays the lead, talks with host Michel Martin.
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'Fed Up' Portrays Obese Kids As Victims In A Sugar-Coated World

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.
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TV Networks Double Down On Diversity This Fall

Many new shows this fall feature diverse casts or a person of color in a leading role. But will people actually tune in? NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans weighs in.

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