Movies
3:47 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Directors of 'Argo,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' Take Different Approaches Turning History Into Film

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 5:47 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block. The Academy Awards are coming up on Sunday and over the past year we've featured many of the nominated films on NPR. So as the Oscars approach, we're listening to excerpts from our archives. Today, two directors with films about recent history. First, "Zero Dark Thirty."

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Book Reviews
3:47 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Book Review: 'The Secrets Of Happy Families'

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 10:44 am

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Tolstoy put it this way: All happy families are alike. Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. So if Tolstoy was right, what do happy families have in common? That's what Bruce Feiler attempts to find out in his new book "The Secrets of Happy Families." Laura Kaiser has a review.

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NPR Story
3:26 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

This Year's Flu Vaccine Falters In Protecting Elderly

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 5:47 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This year's flu vaccine looks like it's not doing much to protect older people. New numbers in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the vaccine has only been effective about a quarter of the time for people 65 and older. NPR's Rob Stein joins me to explain what that means. And Rob, tell us more about these numbers coming from the CDC.

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NPR Story
3:26 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Damascus Dragged Into Syrian War With Latest Wave Of Bombings

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 5:47 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

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NPR Story
3:26 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Obama's Meeting With New Japanese Leader Focuses On China

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 5:47 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block. The Japanese flag flew over Blair House in Washington today. That's where foreign leaders stay when they visit the White House. Japan's new prime minister is here for his first meeting with President Obama, and they've been discussing economic and security issues as NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:24 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Novelist John Irving Plays Not My Job

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Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 10:28 am

This segment was originally broadcast on June 14, 2012.

John Irving is the author of The World According To Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Cider House Rules and many other works of fiction. His latest novel is called In One Person.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:24 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Dax Shepard And Kristen Bell Play Not My Job

Chris Pizzello AP

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 10:28 am

This segment was originally broadcast on Aug. 2, 2012.

Real-life Hollywood couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are a.) famous b.) adorable c.) funny d.) the stars of Hit and Run, a new movie they made together, and e.) amazingly, all of the above.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:24 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Singer-Songwriter Bonnie Raitt Plays Not My Job

Marina Chavez

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 10:28 am

This segment was originally broadcast on Sept. 6, 2012.

Back in the early 1970s, a young woman at Radcliffe College faced a choice: Stay in school and get her degree, or drop out and become a legendary blues singer and guitarist. It's pretty clear Bonnie Raitt made the right choice.

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The Two-Way
2:05 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

FBI Raids The Scooter Store; Will TSA Crack Down On 'Wheelchair Miracles'?

Scooter Store ads are ubiquitous.
PR Newswire

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 5:47 pm

Somehow, the image of a slow-speed chase comes to mind:

Federal agents have "wrapped up their search of The Scooter Store's offices in New Braunfels," the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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Paperback Fiction Bestsellers
2:03 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of February 21, 2013

Appearing at No. 14, John Irving's In One Person is a novel of love, loss and sexuality.

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