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In Hollywood, new 'Guardians' of propriety

Chris Pratt (left) and director James Gunn on the set of Marvel's
Chris Pratt (left) and director James Gunn on the set of Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2."
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Here's the lineup for today:

Anything goes? That's no longer the case in Hollywood

(Starts at :45)

The industry once had wide tolerance for words and deeds that crossed the line of propriety, but the #MeToo movement has forced a lot of change — and not just relating to gender issues. The latest people to lose their standing in the business: "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn and Paramount executive Amy Powell.

Guest: Wall Street Journal reporter Joe Flint

Which differences do we cure, and which do we celebrate?

(Starts at 7:39)

The new documentary, "Far From the Tree," is based on the 2012 book of the same name by Andrew Solomon. The book was an examination of what happens to a family when one child has a particular difference that sets them apart from their parents and siblings. For Solomon, it was the fact that he was gay. But as he explores in the book, similar dynamics can play out in families where a child is deaf, has Down syndrome, dwarfism or some form of autism. The documentary explores new stories that fit within the same theme and, like the book, asks the question: How do we decide what to cure and what to celebrate?

Guest: director Rachel Dretzin 


(Starts at 18:32)

Up until recently, singer-guitarist Naia Izumi was barely making enough money from performing on the streets of L.A. to pay for rent and food. Now, he’s in the midst of his very first tour of the U.S., playing a string of sold-out shows after winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. The Frame contributor Steven Cuevas recently sat in on a rehearsal session with Izumi.