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11:47 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Around The World, Notions Of Beauty Can Be A Real Beast

"Today society accepts the idea of improving one's image," says Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, Brazil's most famous plastic surgeon. Here a patient receives an injection of hyaluronic acid to plump up her lips at the Brazilian Society for Aesthetic Medicine in Rio de Janeiro in 2008.
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Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 8:54 am

Chinese-American TV personality Julie Chen reveals she had plastic surgery to make her eyes look less "Asian" to advance her career. Korean women are getting surgeries for permanent smiles.

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Music
11:46 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Les Paul: Inventor and Innovator

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow, broadcasting today from Madison, Wisconsin, with a question for our audience, Wisconsinites, Wisconsinians(ph), whatever you prefer.

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Dance
11:26 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Project Plié: Bringing Color To Ballet's Corps

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, we take a closer look at iconic public service ad campaigns like Smokey Bear and McGruff the Crime Dog. And while everyone knows the good causes they promote, do we know if they actually work? We'll hear more about that just ahead. First, though, we talk about a new initiative that's taking a leap to bring diversity to the world of ballet.

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Books
11:26 am
Fri September 27, 2013

The Competing Interests Behind Smokey Bear And The Crying Indian

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Barbershop
11:26 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Forget Shutdown, How About Kimmel & Kanye Showdown?

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

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