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Shahan Mufti: "The Faithful Scribe"

Journalist Shahan Mufti describes himself as "100 percent American and 100 percent Pakistani." Born in the American Midwest, he quickly discovered through his reporting from Pakistan -- his parents' home country -- that it was impossible to separate his family's story from the country's history. We talk with Mufti about the importance of storytelling for people and nations alike, and Pakistan's role in world events.

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Excerpted from "The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War" by Shahan Mufti. Copyright 2013 by Shahan Mufti. Published by Other Press. All rights reserved.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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