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Middle East
3:00 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Hamas, Israel Reach Deal To Swap Prisoners

The Israeli government and the Palestinian militant group Hamas have agreed to a prisoner exchange. Hamas says Israel will free more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Schalit, the Israeli soldier captured by Hamas militants and held in Gaza for more than five years.

Music Interviews
4:20 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Harry Belafonte: Out Of Struggle, A Beautiful Voice

Harry Belafonte's new memoir is titled My Song. An HBO documentary about the singer-songwriter and activist, Sing My Song, is scheduled to air Oct. 17.

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Originally published on Tue October 11, 2011 11:01 pm

To read Harry Belafonte's new memoir, My Song, is to discover a man who has packed enough life for 10 people into 84 years. There's the smash hit from 1956, "Banana Boat Song." There's a film career that made great use of his matinee-idol looks. And then there's Harry Belafonte the activist.

In the 1960s, he was a confidant of Martin Luther King Jr.'s. By the '80s, he was helping organize "We Are the World," the anthem for famine relief in Africa.

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8:29 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Latinos On TV: Laughing At Culture, Laughing With It

Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 6:05 pm


RENEE MONTAGNE, host: With us to listen in on how Spanish has been used on television is NPR's Felix Contreras, producer for NPR's Arts Desk.

And, Felix, when did U.S. audiences start to hear Spanish on the airwaves?

FELIX CONTRERAS: You know, pretty much since the earliest days of the medium. And the most prominent example of this is the show that set viewing records in the 1950s and also featured a character with a thick accent who struggled with English.


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Around the Nation
6:54 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Least Active City Mocks 'Men's Health' Ranking


RENEE MONTAGNE, host: Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Around the Nation
6:50 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Decoys Help Utah Nab Violators Who Hunt At Night

Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 6:05 pm



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.