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Taye Diggs' Child Served As Inspiration For 'Mixed Me'

Walker, the young son of actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, inspired his father to write a book about a day in the life of a mixed-race child.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Work And The Painful Process Of Getting Conscious

The writer, whose Between The World And Me was the winner of this year's National Book Award in nonfiction, talks about his process and the classmate and friend to whom he dedicated the award.
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Carly Simon: 'I'm Constantly Reemerging In My Life'

The woman behind "You're So Vain" has stories for days about love and music. On the occasion of a new memoir, she joins NPR's Scott Simon to unfold a few of them.
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In 'The Nordic Cookbook,' An In-Depth Take On Region's Diverse Cuisine

Looking for a recipe for pickled herring or blood pancakes cooked in reindeer fat? Chef Magnus Nilsson's The Nordic Cookbook has these recipes and nearly 700 others.
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"Growing Tomorrow" - The Future Of Farming With Forrest Pritchard (Rebroadcast)

Kojo chats with Forrest Pritchard, a local farmer and author, about people around the United States who are changing the perception for what it means to farm.

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Gloria Steinem Looks Back On A Life Of Activism And The Open Road (Rebroadcast)

An itinerant childhood of cross-country road trips left adolescent Gloria Steinem longing for a "normal" life. What followed was anything but.

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Soul-Sucking Vampires Of David Mitchell's 'Slade House' Started On Twitter

Mitchell compares tweeting the story of his latest novel to escaping a straitjacket. "I like what I had to do to circumvent [Twitter's] restrictions," he says.
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'This Old Man' Looks Back On A Full Life

Roger Angell's latest book is a collection of his writings from The New Yorker, centered on "This Old Man," his memorable essay about the pains and pleasures of living into your 90s.
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Simon Van Booy: "Tales Of Accidental Genius"

The best-selling author of "The Illusion of Separateness" on his latest collection of short fiction. Through characters ranging from a Beijing street vendor to a retired British body guard, writer Simon Vay Booy writes tales about unusual friendships and acts of compassion.

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The 'Amazing Fantastic Incredible' Life Of Stan Lee, Now In Comic Form

Stan Lee is a comic book legend. He's the writer behind Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man. Host Renee Montagne sits down with the 92-year-old to talk comics and his own superheroic life.

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