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Jad Abumrad

Host, Radiolab

Jad Abumrad appears in the following:

Bob Ross

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Painter Bob Ross died nine years ago. But many people don't realize this, because his 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting continue to air worldwide. Jad Abumrad discovered that Ross's legacy of art-teaching has extended way beyond those television shows and into places like the back of ...

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Bob Ross

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Painter Bob Ross died eight years ago. But many people don't realize this, because his 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting continue to air worldwide. Jad Abumrad discovered that Ross's legacy of art-teaching has extended way beyond those television shows and into places like the back of ...

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Laurie King: Mystery Girl

Saturday, March 16, 2002

The mystery novelist Laurie King picks up the Sherlock Holmes story where Arthur Conan Doyle left off. In The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, King pairs the famed detective with a sharp young female partner and raises skepticism about Holmes' superhuman genius.

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Listening Post

Saturday, January 26, 2002

The internet is perpetually throbbing with new data and images and ideas in endless new permutations. Artists Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin are trying to see and hear what all that adds up to.

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Paint Like Bob Ross

Saturday, December 22, 2001

The bushy, televised oil painting guru continues to change people's lives — despite the fact that he's dead.

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Game Shows on Display

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Poets Mary Jo Salter and Brad Leithauser visit the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MOCA) to take a look at a new exhibit, Game Show. Its galleries are filled with artwork about games — from giant jigsaw puzzles and marbles, to stacks of Nintendo.

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Heavy Metal Redux

Saturday, October 20, 2001

The hard-rockin' hair bands of the 1980s are back: a decade and a half after the seeming death of heavy metal music, fans revisit the charms of Quiet Riot and Poison. 

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