8:22am

Fri March 1, 2013
Movie Interviews

Denzel Washington Remembers 'Malcom X' And 'The Wizard Of Oz'

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 10:29 am

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DAVE DAVIES, HOST:

Denzel Washington earned a sixth Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of an airline pilot with substance abuse problems in the film "Flight," which is now out on DVD. He's taken the Oscar home twice - for his starring role in "Malcolm X," and for his supporting role in "Cry Freedom." [POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for "Training Day," and Best Supporting Actor for "Glory."]

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7:44am

Fri March 1, 2013
The Picture Show

The Photographer Who Made Architects Famous

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 6:31 am

Portrait of Ezra Stoller with view camera, circa 1965.
Bill Maris Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery

Ezra Stoller probably wouldn't care about this question, but let's indulge it anyways: What makes a "beautiful" photograph?

To a degree, a lot depends on the subject, right? Would Ansel Adams have been half as famous if those landscapes hadn't already done most of the work?

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7:31am

Fri March 1, 2013
The Two-Way

China's Broadcast Of Drug Lord's Final Hours Sparks Controversy

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 11:54 am

In a country where executions are so commonplace as to barely rate a mention on the evening news, the death by lethal injection of a drug lord and three accomplices in China on Friday got its own two-hour special on state television.

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7:08am

Fri March 1, 2013
The Two-Way

As Cardinals Vet Possible Popes, Names May Emerge

Roman Catholic cardinals at the Vatican on Thursday, as Pope Benedict XVI bid them goodbye. Now they must turn to choosing his successor.
Osservatore Romano Reuters /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Cokie Roberts reports from Rome

Will there be any clues in coming days and weeks about which cardinal will replace the now-departed Pope Benedict XVI?

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6:27am

Fri March 1, 2013
Shots - Health News

A Mother's Death Tested Reporter's Thinking About End-of-Life Care

Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 7:42 am

Charles Ornstein with his mother, Harriet Ornstein, on his wedding day, weeks after she was mugged in a parking lot and knocked to the pavement with a broken nose.
Randall Stewart Courtesy of Charles Ornstein

My father, sister and I sat in the near-empty Chinese restaurant, picking at our plates, unable to avoid the question that we'd gathered to discuss: When was it time to let Mom die?

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6:10am

Fri March 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Woodward: White House Dislikes Being 'Challenged Or Crossed'

Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 8:08 am

Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward speaks at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., in June.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

On a day when we're in the final countdown for sequestration, Washington is still abuzz over whether or not White House economic adviser Gene Sperling threatened journalist Bob Woodward.

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6:06am

Fri March 1, 2013
The Two-Way

'Harlem Shake' On A Plane Has FAA Investigating; See The Video

Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 6:32 am

Doing the Harlem Shake aboard a Frontier Airlines flight has the FAA asking questions.
YouTube.com

Shakes on a plane aren't all that funny to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Colorado College's ultimate frisbee team last month convinced the crew aboard a Frontier Airlines fight to let them do the "Harlem Shake."

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5:30am

Fri March 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Sinkhole Swallows Sleeping Man In Florida

Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 11:39 am

An engineer surveys in front of the home where a sinkhole opened up late Thursday near Tampa, Fla. A man who had been in one of the home's bedrooms screamed for help and disappeared. It's feared he died.
Chris O'Meara AP

Update at 2:30 p.m. ET. Rescue Hopes Dim Further:

"Hopes for the rescue of a man sucked into a sinkhole were dimming Friday as authorities tried to determine whether the ground nearby was stable enough for a rescue operation," the Tampa Bay Times writes.

The Times also has a harrowing account from Jeremy Bush, who survived, of his brother Jeffrey's disappearance into the sinkhole:

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5:28am

Fri March 1, 2013
KALW Almanac

Friday March 1, 2013

1961
  • 60th Day of 2013 / 305 Remaining
  • 19 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:6:40
  • Sunset:6:04
  • 11 Hours 24 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:10:37pm
  • Moon Set:8:37am
  • Moon’s Phase:82 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • March 27 @ 2:30am
  • Full Worm Moon
  • Full Crust Moon
  • Full Lenten Moon
  • Full Crow Moon
  • Full Sap Moon

As the temperature begins to warm and the

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4:38am

Fri March 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Caro Wins His Third National Book Critics Circle Award

Robert Caro, who won the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, at a gala at the Norman Mailer Center in New York.
Andy Kropa Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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