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Author Anne Tyler on writing her 24th novel and why she writes about families

Thursday, November 24, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with novelist Anne Tyler about her latest novel, "French Braid," and why she likes writing about families.

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Encore: Author Brad Parsons on his book which explores closing time rituals at bars

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author Brad Thomas Parsons at one of his favorite bars in D.C. about his book, "Last Call," which looks at the rituals of closing time at bars across the U.S.

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Artist Patti Smith on her latest photography book 'A Book of Days'

Monday, November 21, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with artist, writer and photographer Patti Smith about her latest book, "A Book of Days."

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Actress Zoe Kazan on her new movie 'She Said'

Friday, November 18, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with actress Zoe Kazan about her latest role in the movie "She Said," where she plays a New York Times journalist who helped uncover the crimes of Harvey Weinstein.

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Steve Martin tells the story of his career — through cartoons

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The banjo playing, acting and writer extraordinaire decided to tell his story in a new way: collaborating on his illustrated memoir, Number One is Walking with New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss.

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Journalist Katie Couric on her recent breast cancer diagnosis

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with journalist Katie Couric about her recent breast cancer diagnosis.

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Why parents should let their kids take the lead during college application season

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with writer, podcaster and TV Host Kelly Corrigan about her essay on how applying for college provides an opportunity for growth.

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Campaigns are spending record amounts on political advertising, but will it work?

Thursday, October 20, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Republican strategist Alice Stewart and Democratic strategist Joel Payne about how political campaigns communicate their messages to voters with political ads.

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Actress Sharon Horgan on her TV show "Bad Sisters" and its season finale

Friday, October 14, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with actress Sharon Horgan about her TV show "Bad Sisters" and its season finale. It's about sisters who dispose of one of their husbands — then things get complicated.

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Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown on mobilizing Black voters

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown about if she thinks Black voters will turn out for Democrats this year.

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Encore: Actress Emma Thompson on her movie, 'Good Luck to You, Leo Grande'

Monday, October 10, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with actress Emma Thompson about her movie Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.

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Encore: Eric Gales on reclaiming his place as a blues guitar icon

Monday, October 10, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly spoke with guitarist and singer Eric Gales about reclaiming a career stalled by drug addiction and prison time.

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'Derry Girls' writer and creator Lisa McGee on the final season of the show

Friday, October 07, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Derry Girls writer and creator Lisa McGee about the third and final season of the show.

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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush on her memoir and her 'politivist' approach to Congress

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., talks with NPR's Juana Summers about her memoir, The Forerunner. It details the sometimes harrowing struggles that shaped her political rise.

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Checking in with Hurricane Ida survivors, 1 year later

Thursday, September 15, 2022

It's been a year since NPR's Sarah McCammon spoke with Tammy and Benny Alexie after Hurricane Ida hit. She checks back in with them to see how they're doing now.

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Zelenskyy's former spokesperson writes about working with the Ukrainian president

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with political adviser Iuliia Mendel about her book, The Fight of Our Lives: My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine's Battle for Democracy and What it Means for the World.

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Encore: Brooke Shields is getting older in the public eye and wants to talk about it

Monday, September 12, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with actor Brooke Shields about embracing aging.

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Ruby was the first Black child to desegregate her school. This is what she learned

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

In 1960, at the age of six, Ruby Bridges was the first Black child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. Now she shares the lessons she learned with future generations.

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A new novel honors the forgotten — and possibly murdered — Lucrezia de Medici

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Maggie O'Farrell about her novel The Marriage Portrait, an imagined account of the life of Lucrezia de' Medici, who was rumored to have been murdered by her husband.

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Ruby Bridges on turning her experience of desegregating a school into a kids' book

Monday, September 05, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with the activist Ruby Bridges about her new book I Am Ruby Bridges, which tells her story through her six-year-old eyes.

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