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Ann Patchett Calls 'Commonwealth' Her 'Autobiographical First Novel'

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Commonwealth is actually Patchett's seventh novel, but it draws heavily on her own family experience, and she compares it to the classic thinly-veiled autobiography often written by young authors.

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The Choco Taco: Investigating The Mystery Behind A Classic American Treat

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Food writer Jason Cohen took a deep dive into the history of the Choco Taco and how it is inspiring high-end chefs and ice cream vendors across the country.

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'Here I Am' Balances Domestic Strife And Global Crisis

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Jonathan Safran Foer is back with a mammoth new novel that explores the dissolution of a marriage, and larger questions: What kind of lives are we living, and how do we respond to the world around us?

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QWERTY Traveled From Typewriter To iPhone, But Alternative Keyboards Do Exist

Monday, September 05, 2016

The QWERTY keyboard layout has been around since the 19th century. Aren't there other arrangements better fit for the computer age? They vary from radical changes to slight alterations.

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Our Language Has 'Interesting Little Wrinkles,' Linguist Says

Monday, September 05, 2016

John McWhorter of Columbia University says the way we use words changes, like how "literally" can now mean "figuratively." That example, he says, is a contronym, a word with two opposite meanings.

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Ava Duvernay And 'Queen Sugar': Celebrating Diversity, Inclusivity In TV

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Ava Duvernay, director of the acclaimed film Selma, brings her talents to TV in Queen Sugar, an original drama series for Oprah's OWN network premiering Sept. 6.

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'Ugly': A Memoir Of Childhood, Deformity And Learning To Love A Distinctive Face

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Robert Hoge was born with deformed legs and a giant tumor between his eyes. In his new memoir, he describes his mother's shock and how she decided whether or not to bring him home.

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Titans Linebacker Derrick Morgan To NFL: Consider The Benefits Of Marijuana

Saturday, September 03, 2016

The NFL is physically brutal. Some say marijuana can alleviate pain, but it's still illegal in most places. Some players want their league to take a closer look at the benefits of the drug.

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After Loss In Afghanistan, Vivid Memories Of A Loving, 'Goofball' Father And Husband

Saturday, September 03, 2016

In this installment of StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative, Jenna Henderson remembers her late husband, Army Sgt. First Class Chris Henderson, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007.

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LOLO: Songs From A Life Reinvented

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Lauren Pritchard left her tiny Tennessee town for show business before she was old enough to drive. She speaks with Scott Simon about her latest release as LOLO.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls Colin Kaepernick's Concerns 'Very Admirable'

Friday, September 02, 2016

The basketball legend weighs in on the 49ers quarterback, who has decided not to stand when the national anthem is played before games.

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One Restaurant's Recipe For Social Good: Same Meals, Different Prices

Friday, September 02, 2016

The founders of Everytable in LA have created identical grab-and-go restaurants full of healthful food options, but with different pricing structures depending on the communities they serve.

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In Visit With Seniors, This Boy Learned Lessons That Go Beyond The Classroom

Friday, September 02, 2016

As a chaplain, Ceceley Chambers often visits with seniors. Still, she was nervous the first time she brought along her 9-year-old son. But William says the visit left him changed — for the better.

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'Narcos' Actor Wagner Moura On Shedding The Weight Of Pablo Escobar

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Brazilian actor gained 40 pounds for his role as the notorious drug kingpin. He says getting back in shape "wasn't only about losing weight, but getting rid of that character."

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Smithsonian Collects Convention Memorabilia To Tell This Election's Story

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Smithsonian curators shipped some 100 pounds of souvenirs from the Republican and Democratic conventions — "great objects that engage issues for 2016" — back to the American history museum.

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For River Whyless, Songwriting Is 'A Good Way To Wash The Soul'

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ari Shapiro chats with the North Carolina folk band about some of the personal stories behind its album We All the Light.

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A Museum With Nearly 300 Brass Horns: You've Gotta See It Tuba-lieve It

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Vincent Simonetti started playing tuba in high school in the 1950s. It was love at first puff. Now he and his wife, Ethel, have filled a house in Durham, N.C., with tubas for the public to tour.

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When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Danny Cortez, once a Southern Baptist minister, did do more than accept his gay son: He decided to talk to his congregation about homosexuality, even though it ultimately meant his leaving the church.

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'Southside With You': Meet The Actors Who Portray Barack And Michelle Obama

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The romantic comedy opened in theaters Friday and is loosely based on President Obama's first date with Michelle Robinson when they were in their 20s, working at the same Chicago law firm.

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Carson Defends Trump's Minority Outreach As Break From 'Traditional' Politics

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Donald Trump has shifted his message to more actively court minority voters — including a recent meeting with black and Latino supporters. Carson casts the new message as an effort to find solutions.

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