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Wendy Whelan, 47, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, will retire Oct. 18 after 30 years with the institution. Erin Baiano for NPR hide caption

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Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.

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World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

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Wendy Whelan, 47, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, will retire Oct. 18 after 30 years with the institution. Erin Baiano for NPR hide caption

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Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

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On & On Erykah Badu
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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

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Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg-Freezing

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Michael Keaton stars in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). It's a dark comedy about an actor who once played a superhero and later stages a vanity production on Broadway. Alison Rosa/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Michael Keaton: As An Actor, You Must Lock In And Let Go

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When Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school in eighth grade, he started work as a locksmith. Now he and his son, Philip Jr., run their own shop in Manhattan. StoryCorps hide caption

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For Father-And-Son Locksmiths, The Key Is Hard Work

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