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Toymaker Offers Lazy Afternoons, Sun Tea, Reading

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, guest host Viviana Hurtado shares a poetic tweet from toymaker and blogger Amy Turn Sharp of Worthington, Ohio. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.
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Judy Smith, Real Life Inspiration Behind 'Scandal'

The new ABC drama Scandal follows the work of a Washington fixer, someone who helps high-profile politicians and celebrities survive a crisis. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with Judy Smith, the real-life crisis manager who inspired the show, Scandal.
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Smithsonian Unveils New 'American Stories' Exhibit

A  new section of the National Museum of American History provides a succinct chronology of the United States' story. 

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'Chico & Rita': An Animated Film With A Cuban Beat

Director Fernando Trueba talks about his Oscar-nominated animated film Chico and Rita, which follows a pair of lovers who leave Havana's music scene in the 1940s to head to New York City.
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Huckabee Pledges More Civil Alternative To Limbaugh

Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has a new radio talk show, and he tells NPR "it's going to be more conversation and less confrontation." That would be a marked departure from the other man who broadcasts in the noon to 3 p.m. slot -– Rush Limbaugh.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 12

Scream, Filmfest DC, and Art in the Twenty-First Century.

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'Indie Darling' Greta Gerwig, Making A Bigger Splash

The star of Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress has made a name for herself in supporting roles in independent films like Greenberg, and for a style that stands out for its naturalism. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the writer, director and actress about her movie career.
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Film About Boy's Cardboard 'Arcade' Goes Viral

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have the story of a 9-year-old in Los Angeles who created an elaborate cardboard arcade and the filmmaker whose short video about him has gone viral.

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