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'Wilhemina's War' Explores Barriers To AIDS Treatment In U.S. South

While many Americans now view HIV and AIDS as survivable conditions, treatment and care can still be difficult to get in the southern states, especially for African-Americans. A new Independent Lens documentary, Wilhemina's War, explores those challenges.
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This Oscar-Winning Film Could Help End Honor Killings In Pakistan

Saba was shot then thrown into a river by her own family for eloping with her lover. She survived, and now she's fighting back.
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For Better Or Worse, Chris Rock Made The Oscars As Black As He Possibly Could

Despite the fact that no black actors were nominated in any high-profile categories, Academy Awards host Chris Rock kept race at the center of the event.
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Academy Awards: 'Spotlight,' DiCaprio And Larson Win Coveted Oscars

Spotlight received the Oscar for best picture. Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in The Revenant, won for best actor. And, Brie Larson takes home the award for best leading actress for her role in Room.
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'Spotlight' Wins Best Picture At 2016 Academy Awards

Mad Max: Fury Road just about swept the early categories, but it was Spotlight that ultimately took home the top prize. From open to close, NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour crew tweeted all the action.
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Russell Simmons Has Your Oscars Alternative

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons talks about his new awards ceremony, the All Def Movie Awards, created in response to the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
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Brie Larson Channeled Own Childhood Experience Into Oscar-Nominated Role

Brie Larson is nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Room." Today we bring an alternate cut of Rachel Martin's October conversation with her.
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'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Dramatizes War Reporter's Experience

In "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," Tina Fey stars as reporter Kim Barker, on assignment in Afghanistan. Barker joins Rachel Martin to talk about the movie and war reporting.
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Some Diverse Views From Academy Members On #OscarsSoWhite

The organization plans to increase diversity after criticism of a very white cast of nominees. A big difference in how some members feel about the changes is based on how they view the Academy's role.
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Why An Ebola Body Collector Will Be Watching The Oscars Tonight

Garmai Sumo is a 29-year-old mom and health worker who collected bodies of Ebola victims during the epidemic — and the main character of an Oscar-nominated documentary.

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