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A War To Watch: YouTube Takes On Television

YouTube's future success depends on increasing the amount of time people spend watching videos on the site. The Google-owned website plans to roll out more than 100 new, professionally produced channels in a push to draw viewers away from television, and onto the Web.

Stuff White Girls Say: Offensive Or Funny?

With 5 million YouTube hits and counting, Franchesca Ramsey's viral video is heating up the blogosphere. In the video, the comedian dons a blonde wig and pokes fun at the silly, and sometimes offensive, things white girls say to black girls. Host Michel Martin talks with Ramsey about stereotypes and using comedy to talk about race.

In Haiti, Where Does Art Fit In?

With tens of thousands of Haitians still displaced and living in tent cities, some might consider art a luxury few can afford. But curator Diane Ford Dessables is working with venues in the U.S. to sell the work of Haitian painters. The sales go to the artists and to help rebuild an art school. Host Michel Martin talks with Dessables.

Connie Rice: Conscience Of The City

In Power Concedes Nothing, civil rights attorney Connie Rice describes brokering peace between the Los Angeles Police Department and minority populations.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 12

Artists take shelter, battling it out for Brooklyn and Eddie from Ohio.


'Hope': A Comic Novel About The Holocaust?

Shalom Auslander's Hope: A Tragedy takes on genocide, identity politics and Anne Frank (now elderly and squatting in a farmhouse in upstate New York) with grim humor and daring irreverence.