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WWII 'Canteen Girl' Kept Troops Company From Afar

For 15 minutes each week, Phyllis Jeanne Creore spoke and sang to the servicemen and their loved ones in her NBC radio broadcast. Now 96 years old, the beloved "Canteen Girl" shares her memories — and some personal wartime letters, too.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 18

From Ireland to Israel, you can enjoy some foreign cultural events this evening.

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (Of Lost Mail)

A mysterious package arrived last week at the University of Chicago's admissions department addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr., otherwise known as Indiana Jones. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have more.
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Smithsonian's American History Museum Displays 'Wicked' Dress

A special performance of the award winning musical Wicked at the Smithsonian marks the donation of a dress.

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Mapping Virginia (Rebroadcast)

Our region's early history through a new book featuring the most extensive map collection of Virginia's first 300 years.

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"In the Shadow of the Banyan" (Rebroadcast)

Author Vaddey Ratner has written a novel based on her experience growing up in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge as a way to honor the memory of those, including her father, who did not survive. We talk with her about making peace with the past and moving forward with purpose.

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Junot Diaz: "This Is How You Lose Her" (Rebroadcast)

Junot Diaz's small but powerful body of fiction focuses on characters -- mostly Dominican-American men -- who struggle to define what it means to be a man in a macho culture.

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