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Award Winning Author Hopes To Highlight Poor

Journalist Katherine Boo won this year's National Book Award for Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity. She talks with host Michel Martin about the award, and the story behind her book.
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'Round House,' 'Forevers' Win National Book Awards

The National Book Awards announced Wednesday night honored both longtime writers and new authors, from Louise Erdrich for her novel The Round House, to Katherine Boo for her debut nonfiction work, Beyond the Beautiful Forevers.
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Why Coke Cost A Nickel For 70 Years

All prices change. So why did the price of a Coke stay the same for decades? The answer includes a 7.5-cent coin and a company president who wanted to get a couple of lawyers out of his office.
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Louise Erdrich's 'The Round House' Wins National Book Award For Fiction

Erdrich's novel is laced with emotional nuance, and demonstrates in painful detail the legal and cultural obstacles to prosecuting rapists on a North Dakota reservation. Katherine Boo's acclaimed Behind the Beautiful Forevers – about life in a slum in Mumbai, India — won the nonfiction award.
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Wake Up Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes With A Touch Of Kimchi

Kimchi, the fermented cabbage so familiar on the Korean table, takes on American mashed potatoes in this twist on the typical Thanksgiving recipe from cookbook author and restaurateur Debbie Lee. And she throws in Fuji Apple Egg Rolls for dessert.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 15

You can see the world without ever leaving the DMV...but you will have to get up off your couch.

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Giving Thanks For Can-Free Cooking

You can do better than cans of cranberry sauce, pumpkin and cream of mushroom soup in your Thanksgiving recipes. Turkey Day meals average 3,000 calories. Make. Them. Count.
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'Antidote' Prescribes A 'Negative Path To Happiness'

In his new book, Oliver Burkeman shuns motivational seminars and the power of positive thinking in favor of uncertainty, insecurity and even pessimism. "Trying to let [negative] feelings be and not always struggling to stamp them out is a more fruitful alternative," he says.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 14

Think outside the box with abstract art and a musical featuring enchanted pumpkins and a fairy godmother. Spoiler alert: Your evening will have a happy ending.

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Superstorm Sandy Causes Shortage Of Large Christmas Trees

The supply of giant Christmas trees may be smaller than normal this year, as at least one supplier's crop of trees was devastated by the gale force winds and snow from Superstorm Sandy.

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