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British Designer Ozwald Boateng's Dream To Dress Africa

Designer Ozwald Boateng became the first black designer on London's prestigious Savile Row. Since then, he's made quite the name for himself; his tailored suits cost as much as 40 grand. Host Michel Martin speaks with the so-called 'Statesman of Cool' about his career, style and Ghanaian heritage. This segment initially aired June 12, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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Poems As 'Stepping Stones': Remembering Seamus Heaney

The poet Seamus Heaney died Friday. Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and has been described as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats." Heaney was 74 years old. Host Jacki Lyden spoke to Heaney in 2008, and has this remembrance.
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The Private War Of J.D. Salinger

Authors Shane Salerno and David Shields spent nine years doing research for Salinger, a new book about one of America's most revered writers. Salerno talks to Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Wade Goodwyn about Salinger's life and the stories behind his work.
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British Journalist And TV Personality Sir David Frost Dies At 74

The television icon conducted hundreds of high-profile interviews with celebrities and politicians over the years, including a 1977 talk with Richard Nixon in which the former president acknowledged some personal fault over the Watergate scandal.
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Shh! Listen Carefully

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase with the consecutive letters of S-H-H. Specifically, the first word in the answer will end in SH, and the second will start with H.
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With Modern Makeovers, America's Libraries Are Branching Out

Library or Apple store? The Digital Commons at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., has more screens than it does books. It's just one example of the many ways libraries are remodeling to meet the needs of 21st century users.
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Restaurant Critic Finds Meaning At The Olive Garden In 'Grand Forks'

Eighty-seven-year-old restaurant critic Marilyn Hagerty gained viral fame last year with a positive review of the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D. Her work has now been collected in a new book, Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews.
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Discovering The Small Miracle Of The Soup Dumpling

Soup dumplings are a miracle of transubstantiation, and the reciprocal of every other dumpling you've had. If they're made right, the dough will release the broth and fade away as you snap through the meaty filling.
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Shacochis Spans Generations In 'The Woman Who Lost Her Soul'

In his new book, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, Bob Shacochis returns to Haiti, but also takes the reader across continents and generations. The 700-page book has been compared to the work of Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene and Norman Mailer.
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Welcome To 'Night Vale' — Watch Out For The Tarantulas

The popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast imagines a creepy desert town where conspiracies are real. From the hooded figures lurking in the closed-up dog park to the mysterious lights above the Arby's, Night Vale is a standard small American town that's just not quite right.

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