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Sun May 22, 2011
Politics

Obama's Europe Trip Starts With An Irish Welcome Home

President Obama leaves Sunday night on a week-long trip to Europe. He'll visit with the Queen of England, attend a G-8 summit meeting in France and sit down with a group of central European leaders in Poland. Host Liane Hansen and NPR's Scott Horsely look ahead to Obama's trip to Europe.

8:00am

Sun May 22, 2011
Movies

Films Big And Small Win Hearts At Cannes

The 64th Cannes Film Festival wraps up Sunday after another day of screenings and award ceremonies. American screenwriter-directors Woody Allen and Terence Malick premiered big films with heartfelt narratives. Away from the buzz and flashbulbs surrounding their A-list casts, smaller films were winning over audiences. Host Liane Hansen speaks with Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday about this year's festival.

8:00am

Sun May 22, 2011
Around the Nation

Miami Little Refuge For Haiti's Earthquake Survivors

Haitians who fled to Miami after last year's earthquake have found new sorrow. Used to working and being independent, refugees are now forced to accept welfare and relying on friends and relatives for help. State of the Re:Union host Al Letson explores their stories.

8:00am

Sun May 22, 2011
Business

Chrysler Polishes Brand With Loan Repayments, Eminem

Chrysler is going to repay about $7.5 billion in U.S. and Canadian government loans this Tuesday. With the repayment of those loans, Chrysler's image is starting to shine again. Those Eminem commercials apparently helped. NPR's Sonari Glinton reports.

8:00am

Sun May 22, 2011
Performing Arts

'Priscilla' Plays Canned Music; Union Protests Desertion

Musicians Local 802 is protesting the Broadway show Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert for its use of fewer musicians than the minimum required. The show is the first musical in Broadway history to use a prerecorded soundtrack that a small group of musicians accompany. NPR's Jeff Lunden reports.

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