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The Movie Susan Sarandon Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actress Susan Sarandon could watch John Ford's classic film The Grapes of Wrath a million times. "Something about this film resonated in a way that made its mark somewhere in my imagination and my soul," she says.
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Three-Minute Fiction: Check-In With The Judge

Round 9 of Three-Minute Fiction is in full swing. Readers from all over the country have made their selections, and now judge Brad Meltzer is close to making his decision. Meltzer is best-selling author of The Tenth Justice and The Inner Circle. He tells host Guy Raz about his favorite stories in Three-Minute Fiction so far. You can read the stories at www.npr.org/threeminutefiction.
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Examining The Economy Of Art Thieves

This week, thieves stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of paintings by Picasso, Monet and Matisse from a museum in Rotterdam. Weekend Edition host Scott Simon talks about the changing economic interests of major art theft with Robert Wittman, the former senior investigator and founder of the FBI's National Art Crime Team.
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'The Revolutionary': An Unrequited Love For China

Sidney Rittenberg is one of the only American citizens to have joined the Chinese Communist Party. Though he was imprisoned for 16 of his 35 years in China, he still regards Chairman Mao as both hero and criminal.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Plays Not My Job

In January 2007, Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi became the first woman to be sworn in as speaker of the House of Representatives. We've invited her to answer three questions about men who've broken gender barriers.
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Home Video Review: Universal's 'Classic Monsters' Collection

Bob Mondello looks at a new eight-disc collection that revisits classic creepy characters from Frankenstein's monster to Dracula.
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Overachieving Kids

It's something of a cliche that kids today are overscheduled, grade-obsessed and under enormous pressure to land at the right school. We ask two experts how parents can rethink priorities and raise happy, well-adjusted kids.

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Kojo Nnamdi Show-Washington City Paper Poll

We explore a new Kojo Nnamdi Show-Washington City Paper poll of 1,222 registered D.C. voters to reveal what locals think of recent political controversies and quality of life issues.

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A Conversation With Singer, Actor And Dancer Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen's TV, film and stage career has spanned decades, with roles in the miniseries "Roots" and numerous Broadway musicals. A devastating accident gave the Tony Award-winning actor a reason to embrace life. He talks with Diane about his career and recent efforts to raise awareness about diabetes.

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