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TED Radio Hour
7:23 am
Fri May 15, 2015

How Does Trust Happen In Music?

Charles Hazlewood conducting an ensemble at TED.
James Duncan Davidson Courtesy of TED

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences

About Charles Hazlewood's TED Talk

Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust between conductor and orchestra, which he describes as a "miracle."

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TED Radio Hour
7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

How Do You Get Your Colleagues To Trust You?

"[Trust is] the willingness to sacrifice for another human being." — Simon Sinek
James David Duncan Courtesy of TED

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences

About Simon Sinek's TED Talk

How do you create trust? Management theorist Simon Sinek says it starts with a leader who makes people feel safe.

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Michel Martin, Going There
3:50 am
Fri May 15, 2015

What's Driving The Motor City Forward Now?

Six months after declaring bankruptcy was over, can Detroit celebrate?
Paul Sancya ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 1:13 pm

For decades, when most Americans thought about Detroit, they probably thought about the auto industry, or maybe the music of Aretha, Smokey or Diana Ross and the Supremes. More recently, they might have thought of Detroit as the poster child for municipal bankruptcy. But what about now, as the city faces a new chapter?

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Movie Interviews
3:49 am
Fri May 15, 2015

The Women Pull No Punches In Fiery, Feminist 'Mad Max'

Charlize Theron as Furiosa, alongside Tom Hardy's Max Rockatansky in the new Mad Max: Fury Road.
Jasin Boland Warner Bros.

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 12:06 pm

This weekend, moviegoers will return to a legendary fictional landscape, ravaged by war and desperate for water. Mad Max: Fury Road reunites the Road Warrior with original writer and director George Miller. And this time, Max is joined by some very powerful women.

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Movie Reviews
4:01 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Bad Karma In 'Every Secret Thing'

Dakota Fanning in Every Secret Thing.
Starz Digital

Every Secret Thing, a clammy little thriller about missing babies and bad family karma, bristles with heavy female artillery on both sides of the camera, most of it working unaccustomed turf. The script, adapted from a detective novel by Laura Lippman, is by Nicole Holofcener, whose usual territory is wisecracking urban comedies. The executive producer is actress Frances McDormand, who got the project off the ground and recruited documentary filmmaker Amy Berg to direct.

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Movie Reviews
4:01 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

A Visceral, Inventive Blockbuster Roars To Life In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Jasin Boland Warner Bros.

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 3:05 pm

What's the half-life of a post-apocalyptic action film franchise? Potential ticket-buyers born the day the most recent Mad Max movie was released — summer 1985, one weekend after Back to the Future -- could be on their second marriages by now. The original Mad Max, from 1979, cost less than $1 million in 2015 money. Though an international hit, today it plays more like a scrappy curiosity than a great action picture, notable for introducing the world to 23-year-old Mel Gibson, whose personal dystopian hellscape was still decades off.

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Movie Reviews
4:01 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Why 'Forbidden Films' Remain Officially Locked Away

A scene from the 1941 Nazi propaganda film Homecoming by Gustav Ucicky. As seen in Felix Moeller's Forbidden Films.
Zeitgeist Films

At the beginning of Forbidden Films, documentarian Felix Moeller's camera warily contemplates a fortified bunker. The contents are, a curator warns, "literally explosive" — Nazi propaganda films on highly flammable nitrocelluloid stock.

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Movie Reviews
4:01 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Staying In Tune Isn't So Easy In 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Chloe (Brittany Snow), Flo (Chrissie Fit), Lilly (Hana Mae Lee), Beca (Anna Kendrick), Emily (Hailee Steinfeld) and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) are the Barden Bellas in Pitch Perfect 2.
Richard Cartwright Universal Studios

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 1:06 pm

Something's different about these Bellas. Three years ago, the Anna Kendrick-led all-female a cappella group won the hearts of music nerds everywhere in the college comedy Pitch Perfect. Now they're flashing the president at the Kennedy Center.

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Movie Interviews
3:56 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Blythe Danner Lands First Leading Film Role In 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 8:35 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

It's a rare thing in movies for a romantic comedy to focus on a woman who's in her 70s.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS")

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Movie Reviews
1:56 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

A Film Critic Gets Meta (As Does Ours) In 'The Film Critic (El Crítico)'

The romance between Victor (Rafael Spregelburd) and Sophia (Dolores Fonzi) is a checklist of cliches that the titular character would hate.
Courtesy of Music Box Films

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 1:21 pm

A film critic doesn't often have to review movies about film critics — probably a good thing — but sometimes, as with Hernán Guerschuny's postmodern rom-com The Film Critic (El crítico), there's nothing to be done. That's also a good thing, as it turns out.

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Book Reviews
12:03 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

'Black Snow' Is A Lyrical Landscape Of Hope And Menace

Courtesy of Hachette Book Group

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 12:31 pm

Former Dublin newsman Paul Lynch made his debut as a novelist a few years ago with a book called Red Sky in Morning, set in mid-19th century County Donegal, where a rage-driven farmer has committed a murder with devastating results. The Black Snow, Lynch's second novel, returns us to Donegal, though at a later date, and he's working at an even higher level of accomplishment than before.

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Ask Me Another
11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Game Show Or No Game Show?

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 12:32 pm

In this game, we read some real, and some made up game show descriptions from around the world. You have to yell "Game Show" if you think it's real, and "No Game Show!" if you think it's fake.

Heard in A Mad Men Endgame

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Ask Me Another
11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2015

The Ox Car Goes To

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 9:34 pm

The answers in this game are Oscar winners for Best Picture, except that we've changed one letter in each title. What iconic Woody Allen movie tells the story of the woman who invented the suburban shopping center? That'd be "Annie Mall."

Heard in A Mad Men Endgame

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Ask Me Another
11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2015

You Call That An Ending?

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 1:13 pm

In honor of the final episode of Mad Men, we consider some TV series that ended in very bizarre ways. For instance, which family matriarch sits with her typewriter in the basement, as a voiceover tells us that she never won the lottery?

Answer:

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Ask Me Another
11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Street Smarts

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 12:32 pm

In Southern California, the car is king, and traffic is queen. In this final round, every answer is a common phrase or proper name that contain a type of roadway.

Heard in A Mad Men Endgame

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