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A Selective Preview Of Summer Movies

NPR's Bob Mondello recommends which blockbusters to see and which to avoid at the multiplex this summer — and which independent and art house gems to seek out.
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Bootsy Collins On His Special Blend Of Funk

Tell Me More presents an encore of host Michel Martin's interview with funk musician Bootsy Collins. Before striking out on his own, he played bass for James Brown and George Clinton's Parliament Funkadelic. Collins talks about blending hip-hop, spoken word and a little Latin flavor for his latest album Tha Funk Capital of The World.
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A Portrait Of The Cartoonist And Her Mother

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel follows her 2006 book about her father with a new memoir, Are You My Mother? It weaves together stories of her own life with the theories of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott — with a cameo from Virginia Woolf.
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Hey! You! The Unstoppable Rise Of Heckling

President Obama endures it. So does Mitt Romney. Comics make a living off it. And even a PGA golfer heard a chorus of taunts at a recent tournament. So what is it that makes heckling such a cultural institution?
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A Rapper Ravaged By An Online Firestorm

Two degrees from Stanford aren't your usual recipe for hip hop credibility, but Korean rapper Tablo found success at the top of the charts. That was, until a single rumor set websites ablaze with pop-culture paranoia and conspiracy.
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'Finding Ultra': The Ultimate Athletic Test

The Ironman World Championship takes place this fall in Hawaii. Host Rachel Martin talks with super-endurance athlete Rich Roll, who has competed in several ironman and ultraman competitions. He's the author of Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself.
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Just Give It A Shot In The Dark

Every answer is a phrase in the form "___ in the ___." You'll be given rhymes for the first and last words, and you give the phrases.
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A Quest For Roots Uncovers Ordinary People

Lawrence Jackson went through most of his life not knowing much about his family history, but when he had a child, he wanted to pass along a family tree. His search took him across Virginia, where he found out more than he ever expected.

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