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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Senator Harry Reid talks about his path from growing up in poverty in Nevada to becoming the Senate Majority Leader. Also: hear where to find America's best artisanal foods, from chocolate and cheese to old-fashioned sodas! Cynthia Ozick on her latest short story collection. And, a panel discussion about the complicated issue of reproductive choice.

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Cynthia Ozick and Senator Harry Reid

Senator Harry Reid’s Path to Power

Senator Harry Reid talks about his path from a childhood of poverty in Nevada to Senate Majority Leader. His new memoir is The Good Fight.

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America’s Best Artisanal Foods

More and more Americans want to know where their food comes from, and are seeking out food produced at a small scale on the local level. Food writer Rebecca Gray tells us where to find America’s best artisanal foods, from chocolate and cheese to old-fashioned sodas. Her new book is ...

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Cynthia Ozick’s Quartet

Cynthia Ozick’s new collection of four stories is Dictation: A Quartet. The title story investigates how the female secretaries of Henry James and Joseph Conrad influenced their bosses’ works.

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Real-Life Stories of Reproductive Choice

Reproductive choice is one of the most complex, personal, and political issues of modern-day America. A recent essay collection, Choice, explores what it’s like to have a baby, use a sperm bank, get an abortion, be a surrogate mother, and much more. Karin Bender and Nina de Gramont are ...

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