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Ed Walker hosted WAMU 88.5's Big Broadcast, a popular show featuring rebroadcasts of vintage radio dramas, for more than two decades. The 83-year-old died Monday shortly after his final broadcast. Jeff Watts/WAMU 88.5 hide caption

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Remembering A Lifelong Radio Man And His 'Big Broadcast'

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Irish-American actress Maureen O'Hara, seen in 1947 and known as the "Queen of Technicolor," died Saturday at her home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Maureen O'Hara, Hollywood's 'Queen Of Technicolor,' Dies At 95

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Milton Schwartz died October 15, 2015, after a stroke. Courtesy of Ben Schwartz hide caption

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War, Lace And A Lift From 'Playboy': One Man's Life In Lingerie

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Playwright Arthur Miller sits at his typewriter in New York City in 1949, the same year he won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Death of a Salesman. AP hide caption

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After Decades On Stage, Arthur Miller's Works Defy The Final Curtain

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Canadian Envoy Ken Taylor, Who Hid Americans During Iran Hostage Crisis, Dies

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Canadian Envoy Who Hid Americans During Iran Hostage Crisis Dies

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Paul Prudhomme leads a cooking demonstration after then-Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan (second from right) discussed food hubs in New Orleans in 2013. Kathleen Flynn/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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How Chef Paul Prudhomme Invented Cajun-Creole Fusion Food

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New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme prepares barbecue shrimp at the annual White House Congressional Picnic in 2007. Marvin Joseph/Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Paul Prudhomme, The Louisiana Chef Who 'Made Magic'

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Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks during the memorial service for the late civil rights leader Julian Bond, who succeeded her as leader of the NAACP, on Tuesday at the Lincoln Theater in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Luminaries Remember Julian Bond As A Dogged Advocate

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Detroit Civil Rights Activist Grace Lee Boggs Dies At 100

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Ionel Talpazan's "Fundamental UFO". Courtesy of Henry Boxer Gallery hide caption

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Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World

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Henry Jacobs, a sound artist whose achievements had a lasting influence on his peers, died last Friday at age 90. Important Records hide caption

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Remembering Henry Jacobs, The 'Goof-Off' Who Pioneered Surround Sound

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