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Sandra Boynton: "Frog Trouble"

Beloved children's author and illustrator Sandra Boynton is making a splash in another area: songwriting for kids. She's got a Grammy nomination under her belt for an earlier album, and has gone country with her latest, "Frog Trouble." A roster of big-name stars lend their talents, including Alison Krauss, Dwight Yoakam, Fountains of Wayne and Ben Folds. We speak to Boynton about songs that appeal to young and old alike.

The Making Of Sandra Boynton's 'Frog Trouble'

Sandra Boynton's 'Be Like A Duck'


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.

A Mother Asks If She's Selfless Enough To Care For A Son With Autism

Sophie Sartain watched her grandmother take care of her intellectually disabled aunt, Dona, and thought that she could never be that devoted. Then her son was diagnosed with autism.

Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes

In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."

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