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1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.

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A Libertarian With Roots In Rock Music

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Matt Kibbe, CEO of FreedomWorks, has a new book. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kibbe about his libertarian manifesto, Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff.

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'A Small Player' On The Brink Of Self-Destruction

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Lawrence Osborne's new novel, The Ballad of a Small Player, is set in the casinos of Macao where a haunting tale unfolds. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the author about gambling and addiction.

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Strategic Seating: How To Elicit The Optimal Dinner Conversation

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Designer Alex Cornell tells NPR's Rachel Martin where to sit at the dinner table. (This story orginally aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on March 24, 2013.)

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A Libertarian With Roots In Led Zepplin

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Matt Kibbe, CEO of FreedomWorks, has a new book. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kibbe about his libertarian manifesto, Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff.

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1,000 Farmworkers Veiw Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Hundreds of farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.

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Miss Lonelyhearts No More: Three Surprising Books of Advice

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 6:00am

Author Roy Peter Clark recommends three books that are hardly the work of your average agony aunt: a WWII-era cookbook, an zoological sex guide and a compilation of 60 years of no-nonsense advice.

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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:11am

A German-based group called PediaPress estimates that a print version of the ever-evolving, online encyclopedia would fill more than 1,000 1,200-page volumes. Now they just need $50,000 to do it.

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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:11am

A German-based group called PediaPress estimates that a print version of the ever-evolving, online encyclopedia would fill more than 1,000 1,200-page volumes. Now they just need $50,000 to do it.

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One Documentary Later, Rumsfeld's Inner World Remains 'Unknown'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:11am

Errol Morris turns the lens on Donald Rumsfeld in his newest documentary, The Unknown Known. It's similar to Morris' The Fog Of War — except this time, to his disappointment, he doesn't learn much.

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Cambodia's 'Missing Pictures' Molded From Director's Own Life

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:10am

Rithy Panh's new film is a kind of documentary about Cambodians like him and his family who experienced the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Panh uses clay figurines to tell the story.

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In Biblical Blockbuster, Aronofsky Rocks Noah's Boat

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 3:00pm

The ancient story of the Great Flood gets a Hollywood update in director Darren Aronofsky's new film, Noah. Aronofsky says he wanted to add drama to the story, making Noah's character more dynamic.

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Inside 'Regular Show,' Where Every Clip Is A Big Production

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 3:00pm

The Emmy-winning cartoon is one bizarre and hilarious plot after another. For the show's creators, making each 11-minute episode is its own adventure.

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'Boys Of Abu Ghraib' Focuses Too Tightly On An Army Of One

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:29pm

Writer, director, and leading actor Luke Moran imagines Abu Ghraib during its most notorious year, but misses the forest of corruption for the trees of his protagonist's personal story.

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Violinist Itzhak Perlman Gets Quizzed On Ron Perlman

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:00am

Perlman has played for presidents and the Queen of England, but the high point of his career is obviously for him to be here, playing the NPR news quiz. He'll play a game called "You're no Hellboy."

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Vladimir Putin Is Right Out Of A Russian Novel

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 10:11am

Russia has a long and legendary literary tradition that can perhaps give us insight into their president today.

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'Lovesongs' Examines What It Means To Come Home

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:00am

A new novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, interlaces the stories of friends who keep returning to each other, to grasp hold of where they are in the world. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Nickolas Butler.

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Sex And The Greater 'Good Wife': Archie Panjabi On Keeping That Big Secret

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:00am

Archie Panjabi plays a crafty investigator on the TV show The Good Wife. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her character, and being a South Asian British woman in Hollywood.

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Dark, Remarkable Poems Show 'How To Dance' Amid Economic Despair

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 6:00am

Nick Lantz's third collection, How to Dance as the Roof Caves In, could hardly be called cheerful. But his poems of divorce and recession are accessible and entertaining, even at their most grim.

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A Grand Tradition Of Family Drama In 'Cavendon Hall'

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 4:39am

Best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's new novel follows two families living in a grand Edwardian manor. She tells NPR that Downton-style dramas are a way of encapsulating life in one house.

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