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Movies
6:05 am
Sun April 15, 2012

'Lazhar': In A Crisis, An Outsider Finds His Place

Algerian actor Fellag stars as Monsieur Lazhar, a man pursuing political asylum in Canada. After a school-related tragedy, Lazhar tackles the challenge of comforting mourning students with his graceful humor.
Music Box Films

Monsieur Lazhar is a French Canadian film, a bittersweet comedy about an Algerian immigrant who gently moves into the role of teacher and comforter for a grief-stricken class of middle-school children in Montreal.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 2011. (It lost to Iran's A Separation.) But last month it swept the Genies, Canada's national film prizes, winning best picture, director, actor and three other awards.

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Deceptive Cadence
6:04 am
Sun April 15, 2012

For Orthodox Easter, Music That Faces East

The vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, founded and led by Alexander Lingas (front).
courtesy of Cappella Romana

Do you think Easter has already passed this year? Not quite. For about 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians around the globe, Easter is actually today, April 15th. From Jerusalem to Athens, Ethiopia to Moscow and Portland, Maine to Portland, Ore., believers ushered in their holiest day of the year at services held just at the cusp of midnight.

As a new exhibition and a recent concert at New York's Metropolitan Museum make clear, much of the history and arts of these Christian communities is very firmly rooted in Eastern soil.

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Music Interviews
6:04 am
Sun April 15, 2012

The Toure-Raichel Collective: 'Two Chefs In The Kitchen'

Idan Raichel (left) and Vieux Farka Toure's new collaborative album is The Tel-Aviv Session.
Nitzan Treystman Courtesy of the artist

Idan Raichel first met Malian guitar luminary Vieux Farka Toure in a chance encounter at an airport in Germany. Raichel, an Israeli pop star and keyboard player, had admired Toure's work— as well as that of his father, the late Ali Farka Toure — for many years before they crossed paths.

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Sunday Puzzle
12:01 am
Sun April 15, 2012

A Challenge That Is Initially Famous

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Originally published on Sat April 28, 2012 4:23 pm

On-Air Challenge: You'll be given a two- or three-word description of a famous person. The initial letters of the description are also the initials of the person.

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Media
12:07 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

CBS Neswman Mike Wallace Dies

CBS News veteran Mike Wallace has died, the network announced Sunday. He was 93. Rachel Martin talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about Wallace's legacy.

NPR Story
8:00 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Romney Rolls On As Santorum Sticks It Out

There's a question whether Rick Santorum will prolong his presidential campaign to finish in Pennsylvania later this month. Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is moving in for the kill, buying $1.8 million of airtime in the state. NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the state of the GOP nominating campaign.

NPR Story
8:00 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Warming Up For The GOP Veepstakes

One choice that's not necessarily around the corner, but is certainly taking up a lot of time in Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney's camp is the shortlist for potential running mates. That is, of course, IF he wins the nomination. Host Rachel Martin talks with Republican strategist Mark McKinnon about the possible strategies Romney may use.

NPR Story
8:00 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Two Arrests In Tulsa, Okla., Shootings

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma this morning arrested two white males in shootings that left three people dead and two more critically wounded - all of them black. The shootings happened Friday in the same north Tulsa neighborhood all around the same time. It comes against a background of heightened tensions in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting death in Florida. Earlier this morning, we spoke with the mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dewey Bartlett. He gave us an update on the case.

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Food
6:03 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Spilled Or Not, Cries Remain In Raw Milk Debate

A dairy cow from Eastleigh Farm in Framingham, Mass., grazes near the Statehouse on Boston Common on May 10, 2010. The cow's visit was part of a rally by raw-milk proponents.
Steven Senne AP

Originally published on Sun April 8, 2012 12:28 pm

Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf is trying to understand if the glass is half-full or half-empty when it comes to arguments for and against raw, unpasteurized milk.

I first drank raw milk two years ago, at a dinner given by a college anthropology class in Maryland. The professor, whose three small children drink only raw milk, had to go to Pennsylvania to get it since it's illegal to sell it in Maryland.

I felt a slight thrill of danger before my first sip because, according to the federal government, drinking raw milk is a very bad idea.

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Music News
6:03 am
Sun April 8, 2012

In D.C., A Bastion Of Black Entertainment Returns

Once the home of Washington, D.C.'s "Black Broadway" district, the Howard Theatre is reopening after decades of inactivity.
Tim Cooper

It was 1910. Howard Taft was president, the Boy Scouts of America came into being and in Washington, D.C., the Howard Theatre opened its doors, ushering in a new era of black culture and entertainment.

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