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25 Years Later: Looking Back On The Fall Of The Berlin Wall
NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Berlin correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about the festivities marking 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Remembering Hedy Lamarr: Actress, Weapons Systems Developer
Renaissance woman Hedy Lamarr was born on this day 100 years ago. Not only was she a major screen actress, she was also an inventor. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with Lamarr biographer Richard Rhodes.
'The Black Horn': Blowing Past Classical Music's Color Barriers
Robert Lee Watt, the first black French horn player to join a major U.S. symphony, spent 37 years with the LA Philharmonic. He faced a lot of resistance along the way, as his new memoir recounts.
In Berlin, A Beat That Bloomed From Rubble
Today Berlin is a techno hot spot. The scene has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall, when young people from East and West got together in abandoned buildings to dance and celebrate together.
Los Angeles Cemetary Honors Veterans With 170K Flags
This weekend at the Riverside National Cemetery an hour east of Los Angeles, hundreds of volunteers placed American flags by 170,000 grave sites in preparation for Veteran's Day this Tuesday.
James Earl Jones: From Stutterer To Janitor To Broadway Star
The 83-year-old was once a farm kid who didn't want to talk. Today, the unmistakable stage and screen actor (not to mention the voice of Darth Vader) still calls himself a "journeyman actor."
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