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After Army, NPR ... Mel Ming Leads Sesame Street

Bermuda-born Mel Ming was recently named the new CEO of Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind the legendary TV show aimed at preschool-aged kids. Ming speaks with Michel Martin about his winding and surprising journey to Sesame Street, which includes experiences in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era and at NPR. He also shares his big ambitions for Sesame Street.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 27

Visions of the Orient, Arabian Nights, and Rhapsody in Song.

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DVD Picks: 'Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection'

Bob Mondello recommends a collection of Alfred Hitchcock films that reveal a master at work.
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'Shame,' Sex And Violence: Can We Reclaim The NC-17 Rating?

The ratings controversy over a new film from Fox Searchlight promises a way forward out of the chaotic movie ratings system.
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In Trinidad, Diwali Lights Up Like Christmas

Hindus, Jains and Sikhs worldwide are celebrating the annual festival of lights today. Diwali is also a national holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, where the massive festival at the capital, Port of Spain, attracts more than 50,000 people each year. Michel Martin learns more from Ravi Maharaj, a Hindu spiritual leader and an organizer of the Trinidadian festival.
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The 'Informal Economy' Driving World Business

More than half of all employed people worldwide work off the books. And that number is expected to climb over the next decade. Investigative journalist Robert Neuwirth examines how the underground economy works in his book, Stealth of Nations.
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Reporting On The Front Lines Of Mexico's Drug War

Since 2006, 40,000 people have been murdered in Mexico as drug cartels battle each other and the Mexican military. Journalist Ioan Grillo traces how Mexico came to control drug trafficking in El Narco.
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Kreayshawn Fights For Her Right To Rap

When her song "Gucci Gucci" went viral this summer, rapper Kreayshawn quickly became a hit — but also a controversial figure. Many of her lyrics deal with race and class. She speaks with Michel Martin. (Note: This segment contains language that some listeners may find offensive.)

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