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Morning Edition

Bradley's 'China Mirage' Portrays A Long-Running U.S. Mistake In Asia

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to author and historian James Bradley, about his his new book, The China Mirage: The Hidden History of the American Disaster in Asia.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the War on Drugs Criminalizes Entire Neighborhoods

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Alice Goffman spent six years living in a neighborhood in Philadelphia marked by the pervasive police state from The War on Drugs, revealing its pernicious effects.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Nearly Lost and Forgotten: Ibsen's "Ghosts" and Cambodian Rock and Roll

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Joseph Stiglitz on America’s growing inequality problem. Lesley Manville's role in Ibsen’s “Ghosts." Cambodia’s lost age of rock and roll. The effect of the War on Drugs.

Fresh Air

After 20 Years On The Job, NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is shooting out of your ears," Steve Osborne says. "And you got one second to get it right." He retired from the force in 2003. His memoir is called The Job.

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Fresh Air

Revisiting A Suburbia-Gone-Sour In Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A reissue of four of the detective writer's 1950s novels excavates the dark depths of California's suburban decay. Maureen Corrigan praises Macdonald's "psychological depth" and "penetrating vision."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Her Husband and His Dog

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mireya Navarro shares her story of making a new family with her husband and his children. . .  and the dog that couldn't be won over.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

As Latin America's Wealth Grows, What Will Happen to the Impoverished?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New discoveries of oil and mineral deposits in Latin America have led to an increasingly sharp rate of growth, but social strife threatens to undermine the region.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Living Single: The History, and Future, of the Unmarried Woman

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick writes about the 100 million American women, herself included, who remain unmarried. 

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'One Of Us' Is A Difficult, Unforgettable Look At Tragedy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Journalist Åsne Seierstad's new book retells the story of Norway's Anders Breivik, from his troubled, violent childhood to his 2011 killing spree. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a painful masterpiece.

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Morning Edition

No Demons, No Angels: Attica Locke Aims For Black Characters Who Are Human

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In her new novel, Pleasantville, and on TV's Empire, Locke does her best to avoid simple stories. "You do some good stuff and you do some bad stuff," she says. "We exist in the middle."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

After the Armenian Genocide, a Group of Survivors Transform into Assassins

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In 1921, a small group of survivors of the Armenian Genocide formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history, tracking down and assassinating former Turkish leaders.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Toll of Denial, Love and Marriage on Trial, and Art Imitating Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Takeaway explores the West's role in the Mediterranean refugee crisis, same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and a new play on Justice Antonin Scalia. 

All Things Considered

Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

Monday, April 20, 2015

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners on The Leonard Lopate Show

Monday, April 20, 2015

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced today. Listen to our conversations with some of the winners.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Sell Marijuana (Where It's Legal)

Monday, April 20, 2015

The founder of a legal head shop in Denver, Colorado, talks about the growing pains of the budding pot industry. 

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Fresh Air

'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life

Monday, April 20, 2015

"It's not profound regret," Morrison tells Fresh Air. "It's just a wiping up of tiny little messes that you didn't recognize as mess when they were going on." Her latest book is God Help the Child.

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PRI's The World

Why 'An Ember In The Ashes' could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory

Monday, April 20, 2015

A new book by a Pakistani American author Sabaa Tahir could be the next "Hunger Games." That's only if it doesn't become the next "Game of Thrones" first.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From A Family Guy Writer, A Look At A Fanatical Pageant Mom

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Emmy nominated writer/producer of Family Guy, Kirker Butler, discusses his new novel about a dominating pageant mom, Pretty Ugly.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

As Shakespeare Developed as an Artist, So Did His Female Roles

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tina Packer, founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, discusses how women in Shakespeare's plays became equals with men in status, and sexual passion.

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The Takeaway

Ada Lovelace Reborn in Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mathematician Ada Lovelace never got to complete her life's work, the "Analytical Engine," but her story is being revived in a new graphic novel, with a more happy ending.

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