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Perry Wallace, Who Broke Basketball Barriers, Didn't Set Out To Be A Pioneer

Monday, December 08, 2014

Strong Inside tells the story of the first black player in college basketball's Southeastern Conference. Wallace says the hard work of integration is "a gritty, dirty, ugly business."

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How Washington's Odd Couple Transformed Welfare

Monday, December 08, 2014

The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal plan.

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Olive Oil Producers In 'Crisis' From Weather, Pests And Disease

Monday, December 08, 2014

Global olive oil production is down. Italian groves have been especially hard hit by a disease that killed 1 million trees. Audie Cornish speaks with Curtis Cord, publisher of the Olive Oil Times.

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From Idina Menzel To The Duke Boys, Surveying 2014's Would-Be Holiday Hitmakers

Monday, December 08, 2014

NPR Music's Stephen Thompson highlights an eclectic cross-section of 2014's holiday-music offerings.

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Author Of 'Bridge To Terabithia': Messages Are Poison To Fiction

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Katherine Paterson describes the inspiration behind her best-known children's book, as well as tales from her childhood in China and missionary work in Japan, in her new memoir, Stories of My Life.

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'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life In Beijing's Underground

Sunday, December 07, 2014

In China's capital city, even the humblest apartment can cost a fortune. But more affordable housing hides below the city's bustling streets, in tiny (and illegal) basements and bomb shelters.

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Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For 'Meat'-Loving Vegans

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country's first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: to free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.

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Growing Up Gender-Nonconforming Amid Scolding, Awkward Silences

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Kiyan Williams tells Darnell Moore about growing up in Newark as a kid who liked lipstick and eyeliner. There was a lot of judgment — but surprising moments of bonding, too.

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Billions Of Years Go By, All In The Same 'Room'

Sunday, December 07, 2014

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard McGuire about his arresting graphic novel, Here. It's an austere, profound journey backward and forward in time through the life of a single room.

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At 86, Poet Donald Hall Writes On, But Leaves Verse Behind

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The former U.S. poet laureate says he can't write poetry any more, but still has some prose in him. In a new book, Essays After Eighty, he considers his art, his beard and his experience growing old.

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All Possibilities: The 'Purple Rain' Story

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Though revered now, Prince's iconic 1984 film and album succeeded against daunting odds. Music critic and journalist Alan Light provides the details in his new book, Let's Go Crazy.

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First-Generation 'Boston Girl' Becomes Career Woman In Diamant's Latest

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Anita Diamant — who also authored The Red Tent — tells the story of Addie Baum in her latest novel. Baum is a Jewish girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents in Boston's North End.

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From Chic Manhattanite To 'Monk With A Camera'

Saturday, December 06, 2014

A new film tells the story of how Nicky Vreeland — a trained photographer and grandson of a fashion icon — used his camera to help rebuild the Tibetan Buddhist monastery he now leads.

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'Oxford American' Waltzes Across Texas

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The magazine's new Southern Music issue is all about Texas, from Bob Wills to Ornette Coleman.

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Chris Rock On Standup, Sellouts And Defining Success

Friday, December 05, 2014

Rock wrote, directed and stars in Top Five, the story of a marquee comedian who abandons his standup roots for blockbuster film glory.

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Civil Rights Attorney On How She Built Trust With Police

Friday, December 05, 2014

Over the past 20 years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been reformed to work better with minority communities. One of the main forces behind that reform has been attorney Connie Rice.

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Caring For AIDS Patients, 'When No One Else Would'

Friday, December 05, 2014

Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."

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For Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Aiding Children With Disabilities Is Personal

Thursday, December 04, 2014

While Thursday's House vote on immigration reminds us that Congress remains divided, one bill enjoyed bipartisan support this week.

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Mary J. Blige: 'I'm Not Worried, Trying To Keep It Real — I Am Real'

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Jason King spoke to the R&B standard-bearer about her latest evolution, which comes from her roots.

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At 86, A 'Jazz Child' Looks Back On A Life Of Sunshine, Sorrow

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Singer Sheila Jordan, who leaped to fame in George Russell's version of "You Are My Sunshine," recalls her dirt-poor childhood and the thrill of hearing Charlie Parker play through a club's back door.

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