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The Good And Goofy 'Great News' Comes To NBC

NPR | April 25, 2017 7 a.m.

A new NBC comedy has a lot of 30 Rock DNA, and it shows. While it's uneven at first, viewers who stick with it will get a satisfying blast of very silly jokes.


In 'Chewing Gum,' Tracey Is The Quirkiest And Freest Character On TV

NPR | April 24, 2017 2:27 p.m.

For Black women, there is an added benefit to watching Tracy's weirdness in all its glory.

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6 Films From New Portland Animators

OPB | April 24, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

Here are six short, dynamic films that showcase Portland's modern animators. 

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'The Four Top': Fabulous Lady Food Bloggers | The Language Of Flavor | Online Wine Clubs

OPB | April 24, 2017 5 a.m. | Portland

Are fabulous food bloggers good or bad for the food industry? How do professional critics describe taste? And finally, online wine clubs: Should you belong to one, or are they a waste of money? Listen to Episode 17 of “The Four Top." 


Sunday Puzzle: Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls, Please Stick To The Best Songs To 'Solve'

NPR | April 23, 2017 5:07 a.m.

This week Stephen Dubner of "Freakonomics" joins Lynn Neary and Will Shortz to play the Sunday Puzzle.

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Not My Job: We Quiz The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, On Footwear

NPR | April 22, 2017 9:45 a.m.

In 1978, Garten left her government job and bought a specialty food store in the Hamptons. That store grew into a career, a series of cookbooks and a popular show on the Food Network.

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From D.C. Theater To '24': The Rise Of Actor Corey Hawkins

NPR | April 21, 2017 7:41 a.m.

Hawkins auditioned for his first acting gig at the Kennedy Center when he was 9 years old. Now he's the star of the action drama series 24: Legacy, and he's also appearing in a Broadway play.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Fate Of The Furious' Plus Clapbacks And Feuds

NPR | April 21, 2017 6:42 a.m.

This week's show combines a chat about The Fate Of The Furious that we had with Gene Demby and Chris Klimek and a discussion of clapbacks and feuds from our Chicago live show, led off by Sam Sanders.

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Scenes From The Soul'd Out Music Festival

OPB | April 19, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Portland

The Soul'd Out Music Festival filled Portland with unmatched energy and a week full of unforgettable musical performances. Follow OPB's coverage for highlights and photos from the shows.

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30 Years Later, 'The Simpsons' Are A Part Of The American Family

NPR | April 19, 2017 6:54 a.m.

For 30 years Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa, Maggie and the other citizens of Springfield have entertained people around the world. The Simpsons also created a path for many other animated sitcoms.