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The Houston Ballet made its return to in person performing this month. The experience was powerful both on and off stage.

We're going to go back now to the 80s — you remember that era: big hair, big shoulder pads, Walkmans and a new kind of film star.

Andrew McCarthy starred in iconic movies like St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink and Weekend at Bernie's. He's considered one of the so-called Brat Pack — think Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, young stars with swagger who were in all the hot movies that catered to the desires and dreams of young people for the first time.

On-air Challenge: I'm going to name two things. You name something they have in common.

Ex. The eye/ A school --> PUPIL

1. A compass/ A sewing kit

2. A typewriter/ A lock

3. An ear/ Panama

4. A dentist/ A sergeant

5. A baseball diamond/ A still-life scene

6. A place setting/ A road

7. A postal worker/ A knight

8. A ship/ A card game

9. Whiskey/ A mathematical theorem

10. A ballot/ A highway patrol officer

11. A tree/ A dog

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Ben Wedeman of CNN about the latest developments in the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore about a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and to recommend changes to further protect the complex.

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