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One Man's Search For His Personal Narrative And 'Asian Self'

Monday, June 09, 2014

After Alex Tizon emigrated to the U.S., he grew up feeling that Asian men were considered 'less than' in America. He shares his experience in a new memoir, Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self.

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'The Farm' Is A Terrifying Break From Reality — Or Is It?

Monday, June 09, 2014

Tom Rob Smith's latest thriller is based on his own frightening real-life experience with his mother's mental illness. Smith says he hopes readers will take away something positive from his story.

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Missionary Language School, Children Of The Imprisoned, Opening Up With Tom Chang

Sunday, June 08, 2014

In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered: a trip to the Missionary Training Center language school, growing up with a parent in prison, and the expansive new album from Tom Chang.

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When A Parent Goes To Prison, A Child Also Pays A Price

Sunday, June 08, 2014

More people are going to prison, and more children are impacted as a result. What effect does that have on kids? The question is rarely researched, but Ifetayo Harvey knows the answer firsthand.

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Baseball Has An Elbow Problem: More Pros Getting Ligament Surgery

Sunday, June 08, 2014

As demand on pitchers (and their elbows) mounts, players are getting "Tommy John" surgery at a record pace. Doctors are wondering what — if anything — can be done about the injuries.

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A Boy And His Jaguar Speak To Children Who Feel Misunderstood

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Alan Rabinowitz grew up with a terrible stutter, but he felt comforted by the big cats at the zoo. Now an accomplished jaguar expert, Rabinowitz tells his touching boyhood story in a book for kids.

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A Christian Climate Scientist's Mission To Convert Non-Believers

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and a devout Christian working to convince her fellow Christians that climate change is real. "God gave us the brains to make good choices," she says.

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For Addicts, There May Be Another Road To Wellness

Sunday, June 08, 2014

For decades, inpatient rehab has been one of the go-to treatments for addiction. Instead, a new movement promotes treating addiction as a chronic illness that requires lifelong care.

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'Obvious Child' Tells An Abortion Story With Rom-Com Heart

Sunday, June 08, 2014

The film follows a comic as she gets dumped, fired and pregnant from a one-night stand. Director Gillian Robespierre says despite the film's dark opening, she always knew it'd have a happy ending.

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Capturing A Dreamlike Moment In 'Time Present'

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Weekend Edition is asking authors to recommend some great reads; the conversations kick off with Clever Girl author Tessa Hadley, who touts Irish novelist Dierdre Madden's Time Present and Time Past.

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'Take This Man': Uncovering A Mother's Reinventions

Saturday, June 07, 2014

When Brando Skyhorse was 3, he and his mother were abandoned by his Mexican father. So his mother created a new story line for the family, identifying herself and her young son as American Indian.

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'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Buttling — the proper term for what butlers do — is a booming vocation, mostly in emerging economies. The popularity of the PBS drama series Downton Abbey is helping to revitalize the status symbol.

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Lessons From The Language Boot Camp For Mormon Missionaries

Saturday, June 07, 2014

The Missionary Training Center, which prepares young adults to spread the Gospel around the world, is recognized as a model for language instruction. And the program only takes a few weeks.

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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

Saturday, June 07, 2014

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?

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Balkan Brass Band Favorites From 'Global Village'

Saturday, June 07, 2014

From a mashup of funk and jazz out of Brooklyn to funky circus music from the Oaxaca Mountains, hear world-music DJ Betto Arcos' globe-spanning picks.

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What Philip Glass And Tommy Tutone Have In Common

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Jim Keller manages a famous minimalist composer. He co-wrote "867-5309/Jenny" with Tommy Tutone. And somewhere in between, he's released his third solo album, Heaven Can Wait.

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From Father To Son, Life Lessons Passed Down Through Generations

Friday, June 06, 2014

Thompson Williams' dad died when he was 22. As Williams now tells his own son, Kiamichi-tet, his father taught him the importance of caring for others and that crying is a path to strength.

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Wait A Second ... Is That Hitchhiker John Waters?

Friday, June 06, 2014

The man behind Pink Flamingos and Cry-Baby hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco and chronicles the experience in a new book, Carsick. He says as a hitchhiker, "Your job is to talk. Or have sex."

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For Comic Michael Che, 'Comfortable' Comedy Won't Fly

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Che is The Daily Show's newest correspondent. He may be a new face, but TV audiences are already familiar with his comedy. He spent the past year writing sketches for Saturday Night Live.

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Film Critic Kenneth Turan Picks 54 Films That Are 'Not To Be Missed'

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Turan says movies are like friends — they speak to you, and can even change your life. In his new book, he shares some personal favorites, and explains why the magic of the movies endures.

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