Elizabeth Blair

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The Boundary-Breaking Success Of Edwin Hawkins' 'Oh Happy Day'

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gospel singers look back at the legacy of choirmaster and four-time Grammy winner Edwin Hawkins, who died Monday at 74.


For The Men #MeToo Has Toppled, Redemption Will Take More Than An Apology

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Some see restorative justice as a way forward. But it takes courage to hold yourself accountable, and the men called out by the #MeToo movement might not be there yet.


'Ferdinand' The Peaceful Bull Gets His First Full-Length Film

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In 1936 the book, The Story of Ferdinand, was published. Two years later, Disney turned it into an Oscar-winning short film. Now, the beloved story has gotten its first major movie adaptation.


Kennedy Center Celebrates Latest Honorees, But Without The First Family

Monday, December 04, 2017

Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J, Norman Lear and dancer Carmen De Lavallade are this year's Kennedy Center Honorees. Not present, the president and first lady.


Russell Simmons Steps Down From Businesses Amid Sexual Attack Allegations

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam records, steps aside from leadership positions in his companies because of allegations of a sexual attack. Host David Greene speaks with NPR's Elizabeth Blair.


Minnesota Public Radio Cuts Ties With Garrison Keillor After Alleged Inappropriate Behavior

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Minnesota Public Radio has ended its business relationships with host Garrison Keillor following alleged inappropriate behavior. A well-known voice in public media, Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac" and "The Best of A Prairie Home Companion" will no longer be broadcast.


Standing Up In The World Of Stand-Up: When 'Open Secrets' Finally Go Public

Friday, November 10, 2017

The culture of comedy is one in which women have had little recourse to address sexual misconduct. The now-public allegations facing Louis C.K. suggest this may be changing.


Women Are Speaking Up About Harassment And Abuse, But Why Now?

Friday, October 27, 2017

Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly. More and more women are calling out their alleged sexual harassers and abusers. But why is it all happening now? And is this a turning point?


David Letterman Receives Mark Twain Award For American Comedy

Monday, October 23, 2017

The annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor goes to David Letterman. A star-studded tribute at the Kennedy Center included comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin and Amy Schumer.


The Country Music Festival That Attracted Thousands To Las Vegas

Monday, October 02, 2017

Country music star Jason Aldean was on stage when the Las Vegas shooting occurred. He headlined the last night of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival, one of country music's biggest events.


'Saturday Night Live' Stops Accepting Jokes From Freelancers

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Freelancers are a bit of a trade secret when it comes to late night shows. They often send in pages of one-liners for the shows to use or reject. Now Saturday Night Live is telling freelancers it will no longer accept their submissions.


Despite Different Styles, Dick Gregory And Jerry Lewis Inspired Generations Of Comics

Monday, August 21, 2017

Two giants of comedy died this weekend. Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis had very different styles, but both were hugely influential. There are many comedians who drew equal parts inspiration from them.


There's No Easy Answer For Why 'The Great Comet' Is Closing

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 received rave reviews and 12 Tony nominations, the makings of a Broadway hit. Now, it's closing, in part because of a controversy over casting and race.


Hackers Release 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes After HBO Hack

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The latest victim of hacking in Hollywood is HBO. The hack included materials from the critically acclaimed series, Game of Thrones.


Kevin Hart's New Online Comedy Service Joins Crowded Streaming Market

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Kevin Hart is launching a streaming comedy service. The actor's Laugh Out Loud Network, which rolls out this week, enters an already crowded market. LANGUAGE ADVISORY: There are two bleeps in actualities in this piece at :14 and :44 in.


Sasheer Zamata Uses Comedy To Address Intolerance

Monday, July 31, 2017

The comedian just came off four seasons on Saturday Night Live. Now, she wants to break through to the next part of her career — convincing people she's a writer as well as a performer.


Trump Can Be Comedy Gold, But Not All Comedians Are Mining

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Comedians at the Just for Laughs comedy festival are mixed on the value of mocking President Trump.


In 'Planet Of The Apes,' Caesar Embodies A Flawed But Fearless Leader

Friday, July 14, 2017

In the Planet of the Apes trilogy, Caesar is the noble, compassionate leader of the Apes. In the third and final movie, he must lead the apes to find a home safe from the humans who want to kill them. But Caesar also grapples with intense feelings of revenge. For actor Andy Serkis and director Matt Reeves, this simian creature embodies what it means to be a flawed but fearless human being.


'They Love Freedom': Ai Weiwei On His Lego Portraits Of Fellow Activists

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Chinese artist created Trace while under house arrest, and he wasn't allowed to travel to their San Francisco debut. Now, he has his passport back, and was finally able to see it on display.


'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A new hip-hop album by a veteran of the war in Afghanistan drops Wednesday. His target audience: fellow vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.