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'Portrait Of Jason': '60s Counterculture Restored

Jason Holliday was a black aspiring performer in 1960s New York — he was also openly gay, when that wasn't safe. Holliday is the subject of Shirley Clarke's 1967 documentary, Portrait of Jason. Michel Martin speaks with film archivist Dennis Doros, who spent years restoring the old film, and Robert Fiore, who originally helped craft it.
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Angela Davis Film Explores The 'Terrorist' And Scholar

Angela Davis was once on the FBI's most wanted list. But decades after her brush with the law as a political activist, she remains a hero to some, and a villain to others. Host Michel Martin talks with Shola Lynch, the director of the new documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.
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Sebastian Junger: 'Which Way' To Turn After Hetherington's Death

In a new documentary premiering on HBO, the journalist explores the life of his friend, the war photographer Tim Hetherington. The two collaborated on the 2010 documentary Restrepo, and Junger was profoundly changed after Hetherington was killed by shrapnel in Libya in 2011.
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Tell Me More Wants Your Poetry!

Listeners are invited to submit short poems on Twitter to celebrate National Poetry Month. Curator and poet Holly Bass gives an update on recent tweets about tragedy in Boston, and other topics.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 18

You can see some art inspired by environmental aggravaters or enjoy the written word at a three-day festival.

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Book News: Vast 'Digital Public Library Of America' Opens Today

Also: an animated interview with David Foster Wallace; the self-publishing trend; and a spirited defense of Justin Bieber.
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Cleveland Celebrates Superman, Its Hometown Hero

Most people think of Superman as a native of Krypton, or perhaps the rural Kansas village of Smallville. Not so fast, say Clevelanders. The creators of the Man of Steel grew up in the city that steel built, and this year, Cleveland is pulling out all the stops for the superhero's 75th birthday.

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