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Marin Alsop At Home And Abroad

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Kojo talks with Alsop about upcoming concerts close to home and her forays onto the international stage.

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Are People With 'Dirty Jobs' The Most Successful?

Follow your passion? It won't make you successful, says Mike Rowe. He believes blue-collar workers, the people who make life possible for the rest of us, are unjustifiably degraded in society today — and might be the most successful people.
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How Can Drive Make You A Success?

Tony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. The pioneering life coach discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions.
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Is Having Grit The Key To Success?

When Angela Duckworth was teaching seventh-graders, she quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. She explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
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Can You Smile Your Way To Success?

Smile! It just might make you a success. Ron Gutman says your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being.
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Success

Success has become synonymous with financial wealth, influence and status. But can we define success in another way — one that welcomes a broader range of accomplishment? It may not be as obvious as you think. In this hour, TED speakers share ideas for what makes us successful.
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Four Decades On, 'The Exorcist' Is Still A Head-Turner

On Halloween — and the occasion of The Exorcist's 40th anniversary — NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the film's director, William Friedkin, about the making and the legacy of the famed horror film.
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Jared Leto Was 'Seduced' By Role Of Rayon In 'Buyers Club'

In Dallas Buyers Club, Leto plays Rayon, a transgender woman who is living with HIV and a drug habit. Rayon becomes an unlikely friend to Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), a rodeo cowboy who starts smuggling HIV drugs from Mexico in the 1980s after he's diagnosed as HIV-positive and given just a few weeks to live.
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Dickensian Ambition And Emotion Make 'Goldfinch' Worth The Wait

Donna Tartt is a writer who takes her time — she's published just one novel per decade since her debut in 1992. But critic Maureen Corrigan says she'd gladly wait another 10 years for a book as extraordinary as Tartt's latest work, The Goldfinch, an "exuberantly plotted triumph."
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Local Band Wheelie Works To Break World Record... In Underwear

The D.C. band Wheelie is organizing an event to break the world record for the most back-up dancers... who just happen to be in their underwear.

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