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What Does It Mean To Be A Jew?

A lot of Jewish people identify somewhere between orthodox and atheist. As Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur approach many might come face-to-face with questions about faith and identity. Host Michel Martin talks with Theodore Ross about his book and his journey to answer the question, Am I A Jew?
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 14

H Street Festival, body modification, and a little more Occupy.

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A Little Patience, A Lot Of Salt Are Keys To A Lost Pickle Recipe

Expert pickler Marisa McClellan recreates a listener's lost pickle recipe, and explains why her grandma's pickles are saltier than many modern-day versions. They're fermented, like a true kosher dill pickle.
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TV Networks Reach For Different Territory This Fall

Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times about the fall offerings on television. They cover Last Resort, Nashville, and The Mindy Kaling Project.
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Washington National Opera Names Permanent Artistic Director

Francesca Zambello has just been named the permanent Artistic Director at the Washington National Opera, effective in 2013.

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New Shows Hit Average In Fall TV Lineup

Critic David Bianculli says of all the new programs premiering this fall, there isn't one you have to add to your weekly viewing list. The best new show, he says, is Emily Owens, M.D., which is just like Ally McBeal if she were a doctor instead of a lawyer — but it's graded on a curve.
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'Totally Biased' Comic On Race, Politics And Audience

Comic W. Kamau Bell's new show, produced by Chris Rock, mixes standup, sketches and interviews. Bell tells Fresh Air about the origins of his political humor and why it's important for him to have a multiracial audience.
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'Where's My AMC?' DISH Network Dispute Drags On

All of AMC's channels have been cut by satellite provider DISH Network, and viewers of hit shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead are irked. Tiffs between networks and cable providers are common, but this one has gone on for record time.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 13

Tributes to the also-ran, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Ultimate Frisbee.

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Syrian Documentary Producer Orwa Nyrabia Is Freed; Was Arrested Two Weeks Ago

A Syrian documentary film producer whose arrest two weeks ago prompted concerns for his safety and a letter of support from the Toronto International Film Festival is now free, according to reports. Orwa Nyrabia disappeared after heading to the airport in Damascus on Aug. 23.

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