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Listener Muses About Juggling Patients And Motherhood

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series — where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's poem comes from mother — and doctor — Kaya Oyejide.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 16

You can hear one of the world's top-rated orchestras perform a Brahms concerto, or find some time this week to check out an exhibit that speaks to the artistic process.

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Book News: Pulitzer Fiction-Prize Watchers Can Rest Easy This Year

Also, Captain Underpants is under attack; Granta's new "Best Of Young British Novelists"; the Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced.
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Enhanced Security For Emancipation Day, Following Boston Explosions

Additional security measures are in place across the District today following the bombing in Boston on Monday. Mayor Vincent Gray says Emancipation Day events will go on as planned.

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Letters Of Heartbreak Find Some Love In Verona, Italy

Each year, the town of Verona, Italy — home of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet — receives thousands of letters of unrequited love addressed to the play's star-crossed heroine. And each letter — more than 6,000 a year — is answered by hand by a team of secretaries at the Juliet Club.
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Is The United States A 'Dispensable Nation'?

In his new book, The Dispensable Nation, former State Department adviser Vali Nasr explores the state of U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan and beyond. Nasr says the U.S. "is happy ... to play a less important role, to no longer be the stabilizer."
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Diverse List Of Future British Literary Stars In Latest 'Granta'

Granta has published its once-a-decade list of the best young British novelists. It's a hefty volume that's showcased names like Salman Rushdie and David Mitchell in the past. This year's list is impressively diverse — though Granta editor John Freeman says that wasn't intentional.

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