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Popular Mexican Actress Lorena Rojas Dies

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

She acted in telenovelas, but also made a name for herself in film and on stage.

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Morning Edition

'It's My Party,' ' You Don't Own Me' Singer Lesley Gore Dies At 68

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lesley Gore was most known for her anthem of teen angst, but her career had multiple hits, as well as an Oscar nomination. She was only 16 when she released "It's My Party."

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Soundcheck

Why Lesley Gore Mattered

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The pop singer known for songs like "It's My Party" and "You Don't Own Me," and later, as an advocate of LGBT rights, died at 68. Soundcheck's John Schaefer has this remembrance. 
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Lesley Gore, Famous For Her Song 'It's My Party,' Has Died

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gore was most known for her anthem of teen angst, but her career had multiple hits, as well as an Oscar nomination.

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All Things Considered

Philip Levine Reads 'What Work Is'

Monday, February 16, 2015

Former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine died on Saturday at the age of 87. In Levine's memory, we air his reading of the poem "What Work Is."

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All Things Considered

Remembering Michele Ferrero, Candy Kingpin And Pioneer

Monday, February 16, 2015

Michele Ferrero, the candy maker that brought Nutella and Ferrero Rocher to the world, died Saturday at age 89. Food historian Francine Segan discusses Ferrero's legacy and a candy empire's creation.

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Philip Levine, Who Found Poetry On Detroit's Assembly Lines, Dies At 87

Sunday, February 15, 2015

In his six-decade career, Levine found grace and beauty in the lives of working people, especially the people and places of his youth. He was a United States Poet Laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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'Do Not Fear For Me': Remembering Kayla Mueller With Her Own Words

Saturday, February 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Kayla Mueller by reading from a letter she sent her family in the spring of 2014. She died while being held captive by the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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Morning Edition

David Carr, 'New York Times' Media Critc, Dies At 58

Friday, February 13, 2015

The media correspondent for The New York Times died Thursday night after collapsing in the newsroom. David Carr expertly dissected journalism as an industry and as entertainment. He was 58.

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All Things Considered

CBS Journalist Bob Simon Remembered For 'Unbelievable' Career

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Rachel Martin talks with longtime CBS producer Harry Radliffe about Bob Simon's work and legacy. The journalist died Wednesday night in a car accident at the age of 73.

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All Things Considered

Singer Anita Darian Remembered For Genre-Spanning Career

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Robert Siegel talks to Lynda Wells about her best friend of 47 years, singer Anita Darian, who was known for her wide range of pitch and musical genres. Darian died last week at the age of 87.

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Bob Simon, Veteran Of CBS News And '60 Minutes,' Dies In Car Crash

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Decorated journalist Bob Simon, a correspondent for 60 Minutes known for his insightful reporting from far-flung spots around the world, has died in a car crash in New York City. He was 73.

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Morning Edition

Veteran CBS Correspondent Bob Simon Dies At 73.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Longtime CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash Wednesday night in New York city. Simon was 73.

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All Things Considered

Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Remembered As Successful, Controversial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died. He was 84. Tarkanian was known as an innovator who challenged convention — both on an off the court.

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Morning Edition

Ed Sabol, Founder Of NFL Films, Dies At 98

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ed Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. During his tenure at NFL Films, from 1964-1995, the organization won 52 Emmy Awards.

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All Things Considered

Kenji Ekuan's Enduring Legacy Lives On Restaurant Tables

Monday, February 09, 2015

Ekuan created the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce bottle in 1961 and also designed the bullet train which connects Tokyo and northern Japan, among other things. He died this weekend at the age of 85.

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All Things Considered

UNC Basketball Legend Dean Smith Dies At 83

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Dean Smith, the former coach of the University of North Carolina basketball team, has died. He was 83. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Washington Post columnist John Feinstein about Smith's legacy.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Remembers Charlie Sifford, Who Broke Barriers In Golf

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Sifford died Tuesday at 92. During his career, he won more than $1 million and was the first black golfer inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1992.

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Morning Edition

Don Covay, Wrote 'Chain Of Fools,' Dies At 76

Thursday, February 05, 2015

R&B singer-songwriter Don Covay died on Saturday at the age of 76. Covay's music was recorded by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Chubby Checker, Gladys Knight & the Pips and The Rolling Stones.

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From Caddy To Pro: Golfer Charlie Sifford Dies At 92

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Charlie Sifford, the first black golfer to hold a PGA Tour card, has died at age 92. Decades after he started in golf as a caddy, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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