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On today’s show: David Sirota discusses his recent piece for Harper’s about how the shrinking number of newspapers has affected the survivors. We’ll take a look at some of the more unusual meetings in history, from the time Groucho Marx sat down with T.S. Eliot to the famous Nixon-Elvis summit! We’ll discuss the craft of writing crime fiction. Plus, our latest Underreported segment is about the resurgence of sectarian tensions—and violence—in Northern Ireland. And on Backstory, an examination of why the NYPD’s controversial “Demographics Unit” has not led to a single terrorism investigation.