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Pulitzer Winner's Personal Film About Being Undocumented

Jose Antonio Vargas was part of a Pulitzer-prize winning team of journalists, but he was also hiding a secret. In 2011, he revealed that he was an undocumented immigrant. Host Michel Martin speaks with Vargas about his new film Documented that follows the immigration debate through his own experience.

Book News: CIA Nominee Catches Grief Over Bookstore Erotica Readings

Also: Nobody bought Faulkner's Nobel prize at auction; details of a new Salinger documentary.

Meet 'Ivan': The Gorilla Who Lived In A Shopping Mall

Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan was inspired by a real-life gorilla who lived in a mall in Tacoma, Wash. The author says humans have "a real obligation" to care responsibly for animals in captivity.

Saving Grandma's Strawberry Cake From The Clutches Of Jell-O

Postwar marketing of convenience foods pushed our grandmothers to take many shortcuts in the kitchen that modern foodies might find unpalatable. Many involved Jell-O. Cookbook author Jeremy Jackson updated his grandma Mildred's famous strawberry cake recipe to remove this old-school secret ingredient.
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The Location: The Pool Hall That Inspired Father Of D.C. Jazz

In the latest edition of "the location," we'll visit the former site of Frank Holliday's Pool Hall, one of the city's most important cultivators of African-American musical talent.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Fatherhood

In honor of Father's Day, we've dedicated a show to dads.

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A Masterwork On Your Screen: Museums Digitize Collections

As more museums digitize their collections, we'll explore how technology is bringing the public closer to art and if that changes how we experience it.


From Seinfeld, A Second Season Of 'Coffee' Talk

The stand-up is back with another run of his Webby-winning online series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer the project still feels like a personal outing with friends from the business.

How To Introduce Kids To Tough Topics? Art And TV Can Help

When parents aren't sure how to approach a difficult subject, they sometimes turn to other media — and Linda Ellerbee is happy to lend a hand. She's been the host of Nickelodeon's NickNews for 22 years, and her one rule of thumb is don't dumb it down.