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Adele Is Belle Of Grammy Nominations

During Wednesday's Grammy nominations announcement, pop singers Bruno Mars and Adele scored big, but other notables didn't get as much recognition as many critics expected. Host Michel Martin discusses the Grammys and how musicians are upping 'Occupy' support. She hears from music journalists Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Ann Powers and Jasmine Garsd.
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Watch This: Paul Feig's Eclectic Must-See Movies

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig about his must-see movie picks. The comedy selections on Feig's list are surprisingly sparse — in fact, his choices run the gamut from the serious to the downright bizarre.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 1

A deluge of holiday concerts must mean it’s December in the District.

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Comedian Patrice O'Neal Dies At 41

Guy Raz remembers Patrice O'Neal — a stand-up comedian who took on controversial topics like race, AIDS and his own struggle with diabetes. O'Neal died on Tuesday. He was 41 and lived in New Jersey.
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Even John Lennon Needs A To-Do List

Even the most famous among us need to make a memo for the mundane. Melissa Block and Guy Raz tell us what a few icons — from JFK to Johnny Cash — once had on their to-do lists.
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Lincoln Biopic: Spielberg Film Brings Local Opportunities

In the first part of a three-part series, reporters explore the opportunities and financial boon brought to Richmond by the filming of Steven Spielberg's biopic about Abraham Lincoln.

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Ali Calls 'All-American Muslim' A Welcome Relief

TLC's new reality show, All-American Muslim follows five Muslim-American families. It aims to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about the religion. In a recent piece in The Guardian, Wajahat Ali writes that TLC's portrayal is a "welcome relief from the usual tawdry caricatures of Muslims."
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Interpreting The Constitution In The Digital Era

Technologies like GPS and social media are posing new challenges to interpreting the Constitution's guarantees of privacy and free speech. Law professor and journalist Jeffrey Rosen says we're now in an era the Founding Fathers could never have imagined, in which private companies are determining the rules for what can be shared.
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Need For Speed: Native American Joins NASCAR

AJ Russell began racing when he got his first dirt bike at age five. He's now part of the first racing team to have both a Native American owner and driver. He recently debuted in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. As part of Native American Heritage Month, host Michel Martin speaks with Russell about race car driving and embracing his ancestry.

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