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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:23:00 -0500Tressie McMillan Cottom delves into the hopes and dreams of students outside the traditional college path.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:52:00 -0500National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every captive animal species in the world. He talks about getting an arctic fox to hold still, and Photoshopping out poop.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:40 -0500Writer Alia Malek's new book is The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria. She talks about why she chose to tell the story of Syria through her grandmother's apartment in Damascus.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:39 -0500In Angie Thomas' novel, Starr Carter lives in a gang-ravaged area and goes to a school where she's one of only a few black students. She talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her book The Hate U Give.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Lionel Shriver about her outspoken views on cultural appropriation and what she feels is oversensitivity of the left.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Rowan Hisayo Buchanan about her debut novel, Harmless Like You, a story of how we inherit pain from our parents, and inevitably pass it to our descendants.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500From its origins as a happy accident 10,000 years ago, to its role as the centerpiece of a school "rebellion," the tabletop staple has had quite a life. A new book tells the story.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500It's gruesome, but from a scientific standpoint, there's a predictable calculus for when humans and animals go cannibal, a new book says. And who knew European aristocrats ate body parts as medicine?
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:04:00 -0500Yuval Noah Harari expects we'll soon engineer our bodies in the same way we design products. "I think in general medicine ... will switch from healing the sick to upgrading the healthy," he says.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:58:00 -0500Author Glenn Frankel says the 1952 film High Noon was inspired by the toxic political climate of the time. "People ... felt they want to get their country back," Frankel says.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Cass Sunstein about his new book, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. He says democracy needs people to come across a variety of viewpoints, and much of social media limits that exposure.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island about his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:51:00 -0500The protagonist of Sebastian Barry's new novel is conscripted right off the boat as the price of American citizenship. Eventually he finds love and companionship with one of his fellow soldiers.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:51:00 -0500Author Mary Graham discusses the confidences that presidents keep. When it comes to President Trump, she says: "I think we're seeing that it's not possible to keep policies secret in the digital age."
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500Elan Mastai grew up fascinated by the 1950s sci-fi books. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his novel All Our Wrong Todays that imagines a world with jet packs and flying cars.