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New HBO Film Aims To Reshape Views On Latinos

In 'The Latino List,' Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa profiles 15 high-achieving individuals who share their struggles and triumphs as Hispanics in America. Those profiled include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and actors America Ferrera and John Leguizamo. Hinojosa and Michel Martin discuss the film and touch upon immigration news.
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The Real Virologist Behind "Contagion"

In the new movie "Contagion" virologist W. Ian Lipkin served as both a technical advisor for the film, and as the inspiration for one of its main characters (a virus hunter named "Ian"). Lipkin discusses his role in the film and his own work identifying real-life viruses.
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David Attenborough Takes Wing With Pterosaurs

David Attenborough has produced dozens of shows and books about how plants and animals live. But his latest, Flying Monsters 3D, takes a look at creatures that have been extinct for around 65 million years--pterosaurs, or flying reptiles--and examines why they may have evolved to fly.
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An Atmospheric 'Shelter' For Era Full Of Foreboding

In Take Shelter, Michael Shannon dreams of an apocalyptic storm, and builds a backyard bunker for his family to survive. Critic David Edelstein says the film is terrific. (Recommended)
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At Age 80, Trailblazer Keeps Fighting For Justice

The award-winning documentary, Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice, is airing on public TV throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. It chronicles the life of Cruz Reynoso, a champion of the rural poor who became the first Latino justice on the California Supreme Court. He was also one of America's first Latino law professors. Reynoso and filmmaker Abby Ginzberg speak with guest host Jacki Lyden.
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Gordon-Levitt, Reiser Tackle '50/50' Odds

Screenwriter Will Reiser coped with his cancer diagnosis by thinking up ideas for cancer comedy movies with his best friend, actor Seth Rogen. Rogen and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt now star in a film based on Reiser's life. Both Gordon-Levitt and Reiser join Fresh Air for a conversation about the film.

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