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High-Octane Dance: Ballet Meets NASCAR

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Jenefer Mansfield, executive/artistic director of the Roanoke Ballet Theatre, about a production of a NASCAR ballet. On the surface, it may not appear that NASCAR auto racing and ballet have a lot in common -- but Mansfield says both activities involve movement and accomplish the seemingly impossible.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.