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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

On today’s show: David Sedaris on his latest collection of essays. Then, Megan Mylan, director of the Oscar winning documentary "Smile Pinki." Plus, Andy Raskin talks about how meeting the inventor of instant Ramen noodles saved his love life.

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David Sedaris

David Sedaris on his collection of 22 essays on his favored topics: death, compulsion, unwanted sexual advances and corporal decay. It's called When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

Event: David Sedaris will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, June 2 at 6 pm
The ...

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Smile Pinki

Around 35,000 children are born with cleft palates in India each year. While it is one of the most common birth defects, it is also one of the most curable. We talk with director Megan Mylan about her Academy Award-winning documentary "Smile Pinki," which follows two of ...

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The Ramen King and I

As he approached 40, Andy Raskin decided he needed help figuring out why he was incapable of being faithful in romantic relationships. The solution he discovered to his romance troubles? Ramen. In his book The Ramen King and I Raskin explains how traveling to Japan to meet Momofuku Ando, ...

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