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Health Care Meets Humanity In 'The Waiting Room'

The new documentary The Waiting Room chronicles a day in the emergency room at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. The film has no narration or expert interviews, but instead the camera shows interactions between hospital staff and patients, many of whom lack health insurance. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with filmmaker Peter Nicks.

The Movie Michael Peña Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Michael Peña could watch Woody Allen's Broadway Danny Rose a million times. "You know, you get into the world of what it means to be a comic," he says.

Bullets And Buddies On The Streets Of South Central

Action thrillers about the LAPD have become a staple in Hollywood, but NPR's Bob Mondello says End of Watch approaches the genre with an emotional authenticity that's often missing in lesser films.

'No Place Like Home' Shoes Use GPS To Get You There

British artist Dominic Wilcox has designed a pair of shoes called "No Place Like Home," inspired by Dorothy's red slippers in The Wizard of Oz. The shoes are equipped with GPS and tell the wearer how to get to his or her destination with a click of the heel. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have more.

Jake Gyllenhaal On The Rewards Of Role Research

David Ayer's film End of Watch strives to communicate the relationship between two patrol partners in the LAPD while they face off with a violent drug cartel. Jake Gyllenhaal plays one of the officers, and says the experience of preparing for his role was life-changing.

Eastwood Returns To Acting With A Baseball Drama

In Trouble with the Curve, Clint Eastwood plays Gus Lobel, a venerable scout for the Atlanta Braves who finds it increasingly difficult to mask the creeping ravages of old age. Gus is a cantankerous coot who trips over furniture because he is on the way to going blind, a condition he understandably tries to hide from his boss Pete, played by John Goodman.