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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 7

james blake

Puppets, parks, pots, and the electronic sounds of James Blake.

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Dwarf-Tossing, Long Banned, May Return In Florida

News that a Florida legislator wants to bring back the banned activity of "dwarf tossing" has people shaking their heads — and wondering why in the world you would want to do something like that. Of course, they're also curious as to whether he'll succeed.
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Assessing National Cathedral's Damage After Quake

Guy Raz talks to Joseph Alonso, head stonemason at the Washington National Cathedral, about the damage the building suffered from the Aug. 23 earthquake.
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Steve Jobs: 'Computer Science Is A Liberal Art'

Everyone should be able to harness technology, Jobs told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1996. In memory of Apple's co-founder and former CEO, we listen back to excerpts of their conversation. "Our goal was to bring a liberal arts perspective ... to what had traditionally been a very geeky technology," he said.
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Latin Hip-Hop And Rap Offers Own Styles, Messages

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tell Me More is celebrating the music of Latin America with Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras, hosts of NPR Music's Alt.Latino. Today, they're sharing notable hip-hop and rap works from Spain, Puerto Rico, Chile and Panama — including an exclusive premiere by Raka Dun, who's part of the rap duo Los Raka.
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Award-Winning Performer Leslie Uggams Shares Wisdom

The singer and actress began performing at age six and was soon doing dozens of shows each week at the famed Apollo Theater. Now, nearly six decades later, Uggams has won numerous awards, and she's planning to release a new album. She talks to Michel Martin about her forthcoming album and her life in the spotlight.
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Nobel Literature Winner Tomas Transtromer: The Beauty of Stillness

Tomas Transtromer, Swedish poet of still and solitary landscapes, is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A private man in his work and life, Transtromer has nonetheless been one of Europe's most translated poets of the last 50 years.
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Steve Jobs: How Apple's CEO Helped Transform Popular Culture

Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, changed many things about the way we consume music, television, and even books.
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Literature Nobel Goes To Swedish Poet Tomas Transtromer

His work "gives us fresh access to reality," the Nobel committee says. The surrealist poet has also spent a career as a psychiatrist working with institutionalized children.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 6

Norman live actors

The work of Norman McLaren realized on stage, Poe’s Nevermore and a Ponca Festival. 

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