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The Brian Lehrer Show

Be Smarter With Your Smartphone

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author and technology reporter, Elizabeth Woyke, looks at the rise of smartphones and their socioeconomic impact.

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New Tech City

What Reading on Screens Does to Our Brains

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How should you read? Paper or screen? Your brain wants to choose one. Switching back and forth may not be effective. That is, unless you can develop your 'bi-literate' brain. 

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Soundcheck

John Darnielle On His New Book 'Wolf in White Van'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

John Darnielle talks about his new book Wolf in White Van, backward masking and the ringing in his ears. 

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All Things Considered

The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.

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All Things Considered

The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.

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All Things Considered

100 Years Ago, 'New Republic' Helped Define Modern Liberalism

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with The New Republic editor Franklin Foer about the new book Insurrections of the Mind, a collection of seminal essays from the magazine's first 100 years.

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All Things Considered

Book Review: 'Lovely, Dark, Deep'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews Joyce Carol Oates' latest collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep.

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Fresh Air

13 Days Of High Emotion That Led To The Egypt-Israel Peace

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lawrence Wright's new book examines the 1978 peace deal President Carter brokered between Egypt and Israel. During the tense summit, Carter had "never been angrier," Wright says.

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Book News: Rankine, Glück On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn't like hipsters.

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The Monstrous And The Beautiful Dance In 'White Van'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Musician John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats tries his hand at fiction in Wolf in White Van, the story of a disfigured genius who creates an immersive roleplaying game set in an imagined world.

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Morning Edition

Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The authors want Amazon's board to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. Amazon continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ian McEwan on Religion, Law and His New Novel The Children Act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In The Children Act, a teenaged boy refuses lifesaving medical treatment for religious reasons, and a judge must decide if the secular court should overrule faith.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

In Peter Heller's New Novel, an Artist Flees Santa Fe for a Secluded Life

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Painter is a story about a painter who abandons the Santa Fe art scene of to start fresh in rural Colorado and try to cope with his dark impulses.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Clothes You Love So Much

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Emily Spivack, author of Worn Stories and contributor Piper Kerman discuss why clothes become sentimental objects, plus your stories behind the one garment that matters most to you.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the Global Economy Affects Your Daily Life

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang explains in real-world terms how the global economy actually works, offers a guide to economic theories, and looks at how it impacts everyday life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tough Topics: A Guide to the Global Economy, Promising Cancer Research

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How the global economy actually works. Peter Heller's The Painter. Ian McEwan's The Children Act. Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at whether it’s possible to cure cancer without killing it.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: America & Ebola, Scottish Independence, and Why We Love Football

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Takeaway explores America's new efforts to combat the Ebola virus, we take a look at the brains of puzzle junkies, and we look at why football matters in American culture.

The Brian Lehrer Show

How the New Republic Has Mattered

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Republic editor Franklin Foer discusses the magazine's 100th birthday, and the new book that compiles some of the most important essays and authors that have graced its pages.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks' Travels Through Time and Universes

Monday, September 15, 2014

A mystery echo's through every decade of a character's life, affecting everyone she loves—even the people who are not yet born.

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All Things Considered

Book Review: 'The Moor's Account'

Monday, September 15, 2014

In The Moor's Account, Laila Lalami tells the story of a 16th Century expedition in the New World from a slave's perspective.

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