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March 5, 2015 | NPR · The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. David says the idea came to his “twisted mind” when his friend’s dad passed away.
 

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March 1, 2015 | NPR · CBS’ new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It’s among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy’s signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · New episodes of Netflix’s House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season’s challenges may please critics who say the show’s vision of Washington, D.C., runs too smoothly.
 

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February 20, 2015 | NPR · While immigration is a subject of some of the most intense political debates in this country, inaugural poet Richard Blanco says it also drives his art. He shares his journey of becoming an American.
 

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February 17, 2015 | NPR · She acted in telenovelas, but also made a name for herself in film and on stage.
 

February 16, 2015 | NPR · Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has written a trilogy of provocative and fantastical explorations of race. His latest, based on a 1859 melodrama, pokes fun at conventions while raising difficult questions.
 

February 15, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Burr — just back from a trip to India — about comedy abroad, and how difficult it is for an American to find material that will make the world laugh.
 

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February 14, 2015 | NPR · Whether they find Valentine’s Day “icky,” or the “Christmas of love,” stand-up comics Jim Gaffigan, Marina Franklin and Ted Alexandro all find plenty of funny material in romance — or the lack of it.
 

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February 11, 2015 | NPR · This is the first time an Australian will compete in the song competition that brings in nearly 200 million viewers. The big question is: who will represent Australia at the event in May?
 

 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · The 70-year-old actor is said to have suffered moderate trauma, when he crash-landed a vintage plane in a Los Angeles area golf course. He was taken to a hospital and he was reported to be conscious.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Alberto Nisman’s ex wife, commissioned an independent forensic investigation she says dismisses the possibility that his death was a suicide or an accident.
 

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March 5, 2015 | CPR · A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.
 

Arts & Life

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. “Speed dating for seniors” may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
 

March 5, 2015 | NPR · Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It’s a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it’s unforgettable.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. David says the idea came to his “twisted mind” when his friend’s dad passed away.
 

Music

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March 5, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · For trumpeter and composer Igmar Thomas, much in contemporary music has clearly evolved from the jazz of eras past. It’s the insight behind his big band, which recently visited his alma mater.
 

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March 5, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein started working with the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, certain unique ideas — “Henryisms” — came to the fore.
 

March 5, 2015 | NPR · Eddie Henderson may never have quite gotten his due, but there’s still time to correct that.
 

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