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New Year Challenge: Throw Out 50 Things

Regardless of what resolution you've made for 2012, life coach Gail Blanke says starting the year right begins with ridding the clutter in your life. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her book Throw Out Fifty Things.

New Year Challenge: Throw Out 50 Things

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Remembrances

Jazz Extraordinaire Sam Rivers Dies At 88

The jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer passed away on Wednesday from pneumonia. He worked with Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and T. Bone Walker, and played an essential role in the abstract and avant-garde jazz movement. Host Michel Martin pays him a tribute.

Jazz Extraordinaire Sam Rivers Dies At 88

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Music Articles

Sounds Of Blackness: Songs Of Hope In Hard Times

The Grammy-winning group has been inspiring listeners for decades. In a performance chat with host Michel Martin, band members discuss their anniversary CD, which focuses on reconciliation and healing.

Sounds Of Blackness: Songs Of Hope In Hard Times

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Alike (Adepero Oduye) navigates her complex relationships at school and at home in the new film Pariah. Focus Features hide caption

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Same-sex couple Joseph and Jim pose for a photo as they wait to be officially married at the Manhattan City Clerk's Office on July 24, 2011, the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York. Getty Images hide caption

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The Big Legacy Of Charles 'Teenie' Harris, Photographer

He's a name you may not know, but he documented a part of American history that can't be forgotten.

The Big Legacy Of Charles 'Teenie' Harris, Photographer

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Tori Amos's latest album Night of Hunters is inspired by Irish mythology. Victor de Mello /Amos Archive hide caption

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