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This Spring, Rejoice At Rebirth Of 'Mad Men'

It used to be that TV's biggest annual event was the arrival of the fall season, but these days excellent shows premiere year-round. This spring, the return of AMC's stylish drama is the best reason to celebrate the season: The two-hour premiere delivers on the show's highest ambitions.
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Poet Nikki Giovanni Tweets Home, Peace And West Virginia

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month this April with its third annual 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today, renowned African-American poet Nikki Giovanni reads an original tweet poem about West Virginia. Listeners can tweet their short poems using the hashtag: #TMMPoetry.
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Does Leaning In Actually Work For Women At The Starting Line?

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been both criticized and praised for asking women to speak up and advocate for themselves in their careers. But what does her advice mean for younger career-minded women? Host Michel Martin gets some answers from Viviana Hurtado, of the Wise Latina Club; Pooja Sankar, the CEO of Piazza, a website for college students; and Harvard senior Kimberly Foster.
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Tina Brown's Must Reads: Women Vs. The World

The editor in chief of Newsweek and the Daily Beast joins NPR's Steve Inskeep to talk about women taking on big cultural challenges, and the stories of how they got there.
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Dan Jones: "The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England"

The Plantagenets were the dynasty that directly preceded the Tudors, ruling England for longer than any family before or since. Diane and bestselling author and historian, Dan Jones, discuss how their realm shaped England into the country we recognize today.

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Book News: Author And Wife Of Amazon CEO Defends Online Retailer

Also: Scottish science fiction writer Iain Banks says he has late stage gall bladder cancer and likely won't live into 2014; a blog calculates the price of Hogwarts Castle; some unfounded literary rumors; and the "politically subversive" poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
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'Buckwild' Star Died Of Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Shain Gandee, his uncle and a third man were found dead Monday inside a 1984 Ford Bronco in a wooded area near Sissonville, W.Va. They'd been reported missing over the weekend.

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