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Hard Art: DC's Punk Scene 1979

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lucian Perkins and musician Alec MacKaye on D.C.'s unique underground music scene.

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Wolf Trap's New President

Arvind Manocha spent more than a decade growing the audiences for the L.A. Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl, two of the West Coast's most iconic music venues. He's now leading Wolf Trap, the country's only national park for the performing arts.

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Luhrmann's 'Gatsby': Bracingly Novel

The movie is loud and obvious, but it's not a desecration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece. Baz Luhrmann's interpretation of The Great Gatsby is more like a cartoony Broadway musical version of Gatsby in which no one, alas, sings.
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Does It Matter That 'Hero' Charles Ramsey Has A Criminal Past?

It's been a riveting week as the nation watched the story of three missing women reuniting with family members in Cleveland. The women were kidnapped during separate incidents several years ago and were imprisoned in the same house. Host Michel Martin talks to the barbershop guys about the many threads of this story.
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Immigration Comments Touch Nerve With 'Diverse' Canadians

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar dip into Tell Me More listeners' letters to get their take on the week's top stories. This week, Canadian listeners take exception to a comment made on Thursday's show.
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Making Peace With The Bible By Writing It Out Word For Word

Reading the Bible from cover to cover might seem like a heavy task. But what about writing it? Host Michel Martin speaks with Phillip Patterson, who is just two verses away from writing out the whole King James Bible. He talks about how he kept the faith in spite of loss and illness.
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Book News: Microsoft Rumored To Be Interested In Buying Nook

Also: rare footage of William Faulkner; drag and Virginia Woolf; and the art of translation.

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