NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t


Listen to Thursday's show...The 60th Cannes Film Festival drew more than 4,000 journalists, so it’s possible you’ve heard a little something about the hits and misses there. Michael Moore screened a damning documentary about the U.S. health-care system, while singer Norah Jones made her acting debut in a film from Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai. Critic-at-large John Powers reports on other high- and low-lights.


Finding humor when everyone thinks you’re a terrorist. We’ll talk with one of the founding members of the Axis of Evil comedy group, and one of their regular guest comedians. MAZ JOBRANI, is an Iranian-American who along with an Egyptian-American and Palestinian-American founded the comedy team that highlights their post 9/11 status as everyone’s worst nightmare, a terrorist. We’ll also hear from DEAN OBEIDALLAH, who appears as a regular special guest with Axis of Evil. Obeidallah is the co-founder of the annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival.

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Tim Finn has been writing charming, piano-driven pop and rock music for nearly three decades, both as a solo act and as leader of the new-wave/art-rock band Split Enz. Born in New Zealand, Finn was influenced by the classic sounds of British Invasion bands like the Beatles and Kinks.



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