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The Surprising Story Behind Spam (The Food)

Author Ted Genoways traces the origins of canned spam in his book The Chain; Farm, Factory and the Fate of Our Food.
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#NPRpoetry, Part Deux: Listeners Bare Their Souls In Stanzas

April is National Poetry Month. And the audience is sending All Things Considered original poems in 140 characters or less on Twitter. Here's an update from the curators who have been reading along.
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How To Get Kids Hooked On Books? 'Use Poetry. It Is A Surefire Way'

Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander's new effort is a novel about a 12-year-old boy named Nick, written in verse. He says poetry is one key to keeping kids invested in what they're reading.
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Nurse Kellye Of 'M*A*S*H' Still gets Fan Mail For Breakthrough Role

After a blog post goes viral, Rachel Martin catches up with Kellye Nakahara of M*A*S*H, whose role was a favorite for many. Her fans still say she broke barriers and made them smile.
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We All Know The "Not Face" – Now We Have A Name For It

Ohio State University professor Aleix Martinez talks with Rachel Martin about how he coined the phrase "Not Face" for the one negative facial expression that crosses cultures and languages globally.
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Jimmy V, Coach K And Dean Smith: The 3 Legends Of N.C. Basketball

Sports columnist John Feinstein talks about his new book, The Legends Club, which follows the rivalry and friendship between three of college basketball's biggest coaches in the '80s.
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'I Think That I Shall Never See, A Poem As Lovely As ... One On ATC'

For National Poetry Month, All Things Considered asked listeners to tweet poems of their own — including the rhyme that tops this story. The plot thickened when a high school English class jumped in.
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Not My Job: We Quiz R.L. Stine On Ralph Lauren

Since horror author R.L. Stine isn't the only famous R.L. out there, we've invited him to answer three questions about fashion mogul Ralph Lauren, who was born Ralph Lifshitz.
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Don Cheadle's Miles Davis: The Latest 'Badass' Black Man On Screen

Don Cheadle personifies jazz genius Miles Davis in his new film Miles Ahead. Badass black men rarely show up as leads in mainstream movies.
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#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Spring Into This Weekend

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and The Two-Way. Correspondents, editors and producers share the pieces that have kept them reading. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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