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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 18, 2013

Quvenzhane Wallis: ‘If I Have To Be Fierce, I’ll Be Fierce’

By Melissa Block

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(Duration: 8:09)

Quvenzhane Wallis was just 5 years old when she auditioned for a role in the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, and 6 when she shot the movie. Now, at age 9, she is the youngest ever to receive a best actress Oscar nomination.

Categories: Art and Culture, Cinema



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 18, 2013

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco: ‘I Finally Felt Like I Was Home’

By Terry Gross

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(Duration: 43:55)

Richard Blanco

"I just got the phone call one day," is how poet Richard Blanco describes to Fresh Air's Terry Gross how he learned he had been selected to write and read the inaugural poem for President Obama's second swearing-in on Jan. 21.








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