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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Children's Chorus Of Washington

The "American Voices" concert will feature all five of the Children's Chorus of Washington's award-winning choral ensembles.


1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.

A Libertarian With Roots In Rock Music

Matt Kibbe, CEO of FreedomWorks, has a new book. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kibbe about his libertarian manifesto, Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff.

Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress estimates that a print version of the ever-evolving, online encyclopedia would fill more than 1,000 1,200-page volumes. Now they just need $50,000 to do it.

Strategic Seating: How To Elicit The Optimal Dinner Conversation

Designer Alex Cornell tells NPR's Rachel Martin where to sit at the dinner table. (This story orginally aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on March 24, 2013.)

'A Small Player' On The Brink Of Self-Destruction

Lawrence Osborne's new novel, The Ballad of a Small Player, is set in the casinos of Macao where a haunting tale unfolds. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the author about gambling and addiction.

Miss Lonelyhearts No More: Three Surprising Books of Advice

Author Roy Peter Clark recommends three books that are hardly the work of your average agony aunt: a WWII-era cookbook, an zoological sex guide and a compilation of 60 years of no-nonsense advice.

One Documentary Later, Rumsfeld's Inner World Remains 'Unknown'

Errol Morris turns the lens on Donald Rumsfeld in his newest documentary, The Unknown Known. It's similar to Morris' The Fog Of War — except this time, to his disappointment, he doesn't learn much.

Cambodia's 'Missing Pictures' Molded From Director's Own Life

Rithy Panh's new film is a kind of documentary about Cambodians like him and his family who experienced the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Panh uses clay figurines to tell the story.

Vladimir Putin Is Right Out Of A Russian Novel

Russia has a long and legendary literary tradition that can perhaps give us insight into their president today.