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Letters: Baseball Drama, 'Children Of The Rainbow'

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read emails from listeners about a foul baseball snafu and thousands of Norwegians who gathered in song.
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Week In Politics: GDP, European Debt Crisis

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. They discuss new GDP figures and the European debt crisis.
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For Baseball Fans, May The Force Be With You

What if Darth Vader was controlling not just the Death Star, but also the Yankees? Commentator Hart Seely thinks he, like Luke's father, can influence plays on the field from afar. How do you affect your team from your couch? Tell us your secret baseball-watching rituals in the comments.
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Brain Injury Gives Man A Second Chance To Be Kind

Before Marco Ferreira had an accident that left him in a coma for six weeks, he was known for his sarcasm and quick wit. Kids bugged him. Now, he says, he has a "second chance to be good."
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In L.A., Dreams Of Sunshine Became A Nightmare

Behind the glamour and the star power, deep inequality persists in Los Angeles. For commentator John Ridley, living through the riots taught him about the city's many dimensions. Do you have stories of the riots? Tell us about your experiences in the comments.
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Bradbury's Tale: A 'Wicked' Read, A Haunted Book

It wasn't just the creepy carnival that drew Seth Grahame-Smith to Something Wicked This Way Comes. It was also the book's frank portrayal of parents who don't behave like grown-ups. Do you remember when you realized your parents weren't perfect? Tell us about it in the comments.
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Lillian Hellman: A 'Difficult,' Vilified Woman

A fierce playwright, a fiery socialist and a pioneering feminist, Lillian Hellman lived unapologetically. But today she's remembered as a fabulist and a rabble-rouser — if she's remembered at all. A new Hellman biography, A Difficult Woman, hopes to set the record straight.

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