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It's All About The Money, Honey

In her weekly commentary, host Michel Martin says Americans don't know how to talk about money, even though we talk about money all the time. She also says the current debate about deficit and debt has undertones of wealth and class.
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The Emmys: Satisfying Winners Elevate A Sloppy Show

The Emmy Awards celebrated some very good performances on Sunday night, but the show itself was weak.
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Lucretius, Man Of Modern Mystery

In his new book, author and Harvard literature professor Stephen Greenblatt explores the 2,000 year-old writings of Lucretius and his "spookily modern" creation tale.
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NBC's 'Prime Suspect' Hopes To Fill Some Very Big And Very British Shoes

On Thursday night, NBC's gambling with a new adaptation of a BBC police drama, and the stakes are unusually high. The original Prime Suspect starred Helen Mirren as frosty, frazzled Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, whose travails earned Mirren both a devoted global following and critical adoration that yielded Emmys, Golden Globes and a Peabody. NBC's version stars Maria Bello.
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Fatherhood, Not Testosterone, Makes The Man

A new study says that when men become fathers, our testosterone levels drop. Like a brick. I doubt that many fathers are surprised.
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Three Books For The Truly Fearless Frequent Flier

Terrified of flying? Join the club. Author Chris Bohjalian is, too, but he encourages you to confront those fears and indulge in these three books that share the tale of moments high in the sky and the tension when something goes terribly wrong.
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Week In Politics: Special Election; Jobs

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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A Twisty, Brutal 'Drive' For A Level-Headed Hero

Drive is what Driver does, and driven is how audiences will feel after a screening of Nicholas Winding Refn's brutally moving thriller, which stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston and Albert Brooks. (Recommended)
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Memories Of Grandma Silvia, And Slavery's Legacy

When she was 16, Ellaraino visited her great-grandmother, Silvia, for the first time. And Silvia had plenty of stories to tell. They were about being a teenager — and seeing the Civil War, and slavery, come to an end.

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