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'Friends,' Kids And Beating The System

Renee Montagne talks to Jennifer Westfeldt, known for writing and starring in the indie hit Kissing Jessica Stein, about her new comedy Friends with Kids, which she wrote, directed and stars in.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 9

Japan Spring, Battleship Potemkin, and tons of theater in QuestFest.

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Maya Rudolph: The Fresh Air Interview

The comedian spent seven seasons on Saturday Night Live and went on to star in the raunchy comedy Bridesmaids. Now she's exploring what's funny about parenting in the new movie Friends with Kids and the TV series Up All Night.
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The Dangers Of Courting Rock Royalty

Drummer Ginger Baker is famous for his frenzied drum solos as part of legendary 60s rock trio Cream. But when filmmaker Jay Bulger wanted to make a documentary about him, Baker was hesitant. Host Michel Martin speaks with Bulger about the trials and tribulations it took to convince Baker, and why he had to endure an assault to complete the project.
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Is 'Game Change' Fair To Sarah Palin? You Betcha

The HBO made-for-TV movie, which focuses on John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 election, has already been attacked by conservative groups. But TV critic David Bianculli says the movie is fair — and balanced.
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A Bestselling Book Becomes An HBO Movie About A 'Dynamic Moment'

Commentator Eric Deggans says the HBO film Game Change, based on a much-discussed book about the 2008 campaign, may inform the way we see the 2012 election.
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'Lifespan': What Are The Limits Of Literary License?

When an intern accused author John D'Agata of embellishing the facts in an essay, the two began wrestling over the writer's responsibility to the truth, and even the meaning of truth itself. The Lifespan of a Fact is the real-life record of their debate (or is it?).
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'Fragile Beginnings': When Babies Are Born Too Soon

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy's son Patrick was born prematurely and died of a respiratory problem that is now routinely treated. In the 50 years since, extraordinary advancements have been made in the field of neonatal intensive care. Dr. Adam Wolfberg explores those triumphs in his new book.
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In 'Mosquita Y Mari,' A Tale Of Self And Community

The story of budding love between two Chicana teens, it's the first narrative feature by a Chicana director to screen at the Sundance Film Festival. Nishat Kurwa of Turnstyle News reports on the movie's personal and community origins.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 8

Sounds of East Africa, a few dizzying debates, and D.C. steel.

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