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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 9

Petri dish art, Kennedy Center’s Nutcracker, Brooklyn (the musical) and belly dance.

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Music From 'The Mistress Of Heartache'

Rachael Yamagata's deep and sultry voice tells stories of lost love and pain. Her songs have been heard on countless films and TV shows, like 'Grey's Anatomy' and '30 Rock.' Now Yamagata is out with her latest album, 'Chesapeake.' Host Michel Martin speaks with the singer-songwriter about her approach to music.
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So The Mythbusters Punched A Hole In A House With A Cannonball. Now What?

Mythbusters has tried out a lot of things in the last few years, but trying a cannonball fired through a residential neighborhood? That was an accident.
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An Artistic Triumph Over Cushing's Disease: J. Jordan Bruns

After battling with an incurable disease, Glen Echo's resident artist, Jordan Bruns, discovered that the experience affected his art.
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In 'Pemberley,' James Picks Up Where Austen Left Off

What happens next in Pride and Prejudice? Well, if you ask 91-year-old British mystery writer P.D. James, it's a ghastly murder in the Pemberley woodlands. James was surprised she wanted to write a sequel: "I had never thought that I would ever want to use somebody else's characters," she says.
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Harry Morgan, M*A*S*H's Col. Potter, Dies At 96

Harry Morgan played one of television's most beloved commanding officers. As Col. Sherman Potter, he brought an avuncular authority to a show about the absurdities and horror of war. M*A*S*H costar Mike Farrell said he died Wednesday peacefully in his sleep.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 8

Holiday events galore, including a circus, Christmas Revels, Irish tradition and a few Messiahs.

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A New Look At The Man Behind U.S. Cold War Policy

In the late 1970s, historian John Lewis Gaddis decided to write a biography of George F. Kennan, the author of the Cold War policy of containment. But the two men agreed it would not be published until after Kennan's death. Neither expected Kennan to live to 101, but now that he's gone, Gaddis has published George F. Kennan: An American Life.
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Raise A Glass Of Butterbeer As Potter's 'Wizarding World' Comes To Hollywood

Harry Potter's theme park attraction in Orlando is so popular that they're bringing it to Hollywood. On hand for the announcement were a couple of government officials who hope the attraction will bring more than just fun and games.

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