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Assessing National Cathedral's Damage After Quake

Guy Raz talks to Joseph Alonso, head stonemason at the Washington National Cathedral, about the damage the building suffered from the Aug. 23 earthquake.

Steve Jobs: 'Computer Science Is A Liberal Art'

Everyone should be able to harness technology, Jobs told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1996. In memory of Apple's co-founder and former CEO, we listen back to excerpts of their conversation. "Our goal was to bring a liberal arts perspective ... to what had traditionally been a very geeky technology," he said.

Latin Hip-Hop And Rap Offers Own Styles, Messages

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tell Me More is celebrating the music of Latin America with Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras, hosts of NPR Music's Alt.Latino. Today, they're sharing notable hip-hop and rap works from Spain, Puerto Rico, Chile and Panama — including an exclusive premiere by Raka Dun, who's part of the rap duo Los Raka.

Award-Winning Performer Leslie Uggams Shares Wisdom

The singer and actress began performing at age six and was soon doing dozens of shows each week at the famed Apollo Theater. Now, nearly six decades later, Uggams has won numerous awards, and she's planning to release a new album. She talks to Michel Martin about her forthcoming album and her life in the spotlight.

Nobel Literature Winner Tomas Transtromer: The Beauty of Stillness

Tomas Transtromer, Swedish poet of still and solitary landscapes, is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A private man in his work and life, Transtromer has nonetheless been one of Europe's most translated poets of the last 50 years.

Steve Jobs: How Apple's CEO Helped Transform Popular Culture

Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, changed many things about the way we consume music, television, and even books.

Literature Nobel Goes To Swedish Poet Tomas Transtromer

His work "gives us fresh access to reality," the Nobel committee says. The surrealist poet has also spent a career as a psychiatrist working with institutionalized children.
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Norman live actors

The work of Norman McLaren realized on stage, Poe’s Nevermore and a Ponca Festival. 


Eugenides Spins A Modern Kind Of 'Marriage Plot'

Madeleine, Mitchell and Leonard are about to graduate from Brown University when they get caught in a love triangle worthy of Jane Austen. In his latest book, Middlesex author Jeffrey Eugenides brings the classic Victorian marriage plot to a modern American college campus.

Sheen And Estevez Do Movies The Father-Son 'Way'

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez recently embarked on a journey together — both as real-life father and son, and as characters in the new movie The Way. Estevez wrote and directed the film about a man, played by Sheen, who goes on a pilgrimage in northern Spain.