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4:25am

Sat April 21, 2012
Theater

Blair Underwood On Stanley, Stella And 'Streetcar'

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 8:46 am

Stanley (Blair Underwood) and his sister-in-law, Blanche DuBois (Nicole Ari Parker), spar while Stanley's wife, Stella (Daphne Rubin-Vega), sits outside.
Ken Howard

There's a lot of juicy material for an actor in Tennessee Williams' landmark drama A Streetcar Named Desire. Sex, booze, class, betrayal — all set in the seething French Quarter of 1940s New Orleans.

A new Broadway revival has added another set of layers to the play: The multiracial production stars Blair Underwood in one of the most iconic roles in American theater — Stanley Kowalski.

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9:15am

Sat April 14, 2012
NPR Story

A Political Tempest In A Tweetpot

Originally published on Sat April 14, 2012 9:25 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

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6:00am

Sat April 14, 2012
Garden Report

Go Ahead, Get Your Paws Dirty!

Four-legged gardener?
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Mud season can be a pain for those living in the mountains, but it doesn't have to keep you out of the garden. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says this is a great time to get a few vital things done before the ground dries out.

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6:00am

Sat April 14, 2012
NPR Story

Spring Playoffs In Sports

Originally published on Sat April 14, 2012 9:25 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Time now for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPORTS THEME MUSIC)

WERTHEIMER: Its spring and its playoffs, the march to the Stanley Cup is under way in hockey. NBA teams are still jostling for spots in their post-season.

Joining us to sort it all out is NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman.

Hey, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hello.

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6:00am

Sat April 14, 2012
NPR Story

'The Lifeboat': Who Gets Saved In Titanic Times?

Originally published on Sat April 14, 2012 9:25 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Now, a piece of fiction inspired by the Titanic's fateful voyage. In the weeks leading up to the anniversary of the famous shipwreck, a cluster of books have been released looking back on the voyage. But the book that caught the eye of NPR's Lynn Neary is invented. It's the story of a fictional shipwreck that occurred two years after the Titanic. It's called "Lifeboat." Here's her report.

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