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Feminist Writer Adrienne Rich Dies At 82

Adrienne Rich was best known for her poetry, which mirrored the times in which she wrote. It grew increasingly political during the 1960s and '70s — and she was a touchstone for the feminist movement. Host Melissa Block speaks with Linda Gregerson, a poet, critic and English professor at the University of Michigan.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 29

Classical and modern musical inspiration and forward-thinking fashion.

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DVD Picks: 70 Years Of 'Casablanca'

Film critic Bob Mondello recommends the 70th anniversary Blu-ray release of the movie that made Humphrey Bogart an icon.
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A Photograph Unlocks Decades Of Family Secrets

Jasmin Darznik left Iran as a child, knowing very little about her family's past. Years later, she found a photograph of her mother as a child-bride with a groom who was not Darznik's father. That starts a long journey of discovery that she chronicles in her book The Good Daughter. Darznik discusses her book with guest host Jacki Lyden.
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The Thomashefskys: Stars Of The Yiddish Stage

Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky were mega-stars in the Yiddish theater world. Their story is told in a new documentary, written and conducted by their grandson, Michael Tilson Thomas. He also serves as music director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director of the New World Symphony.
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The 'Illegal Procedure' Of Paying College Athletes

For years, former sports agent Josh Luchs provided money and other benefits to college athletes, in clear violation of NCAA and NFL Players Association rules. He comes clean in a new memoir, Illegal Procedure.
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Remembering Bluegrass Pioneer Earl Scruggs

He helped define the bluegrass sound and redefine the banjo. Earl Scruggs died Wednesday at age 88...

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In Japan, 'Sliced-Up Actors' Are A Dying Breed

Gangster and samurai movies have long dominated the Japanese film industry, and both genres require high body counts. Kirareyaku, or "sliced-up actors," specialize in meeting that need. The group's leading light, Seizo Fukumoto, has died at least 50,000 times — on screen.
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After 'Hunger Games,' U.S. Archer Shoots For Olympic Games

U.S. archer Khatuna Lorig hopes to return to the Olympics this summer. But she's already helped put archery into The Hunger Games this spring — by training the film's star, Jennifer Lawrence. In the film's kill-or-be-killed competition, Lawrence's character relies on her ability with a bow.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 28

Wayne as Sammys, fiber as power, and Day into Night.

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