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'Tribal' Book Looks At College Football's Rabid Fans

Florida State University Professor Diane Roberts talks about her book "Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America" which examines the communities of rabid fans around college football.
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'Dear Mr. You' Is A Lifetime In Letters

Actor Mary-Louise Parker has written a memoir, Dear Mr. You, in the form of letters to important men in her life — among them her beloved father and the accountant who had to tell her she was broke.
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'Destiny And Power' Reveals Elder Bush's Criticism Of His Son's Administration

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jon Meacham about his biography of George H.W. Bush, which includes the elder Bush's criticism of his son's administration when it came to the second war in Iraq.
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Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls'

Dunham says when she started writing HBO's Girls, she was drawn to characters with "a bit of a Zelda Fitzgerald lost, broken woman quality." Originally broadcast Sept. 29, 2014.
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Ron Perlman On 'Sons Of Anarchy' And His Many On-Screen Transformations

In his book, Easy Street (The Hard Way), actor Ron Perlman describes himself as having a face "that was not ugly but surely one of its kind." Originally broadcast Sept. 22, 2014.
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'Food Of Oman' Serves Up Surprising Cuisine At Crossroads Of Cultures

Most Americans don't know much about the small Middle Eastern country, much less its food. A new cookbook will surely pique your curiosity — and tempt your palate.
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Double Murder Charges Still Haunt Ex-Raven Linebacker Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis was leaving a Super Bowl party in 2000 when 2 men were stabbed to death. The murder charges against Lewis were dropped. David Greene talks to Lewis about his memoir, I Feel Like Going On.
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Behind Bars, Cheap Ramen Is As Good As Gold

Instant noodles are a staple for inmates: a basis of recipe hacks, a form of currency. They've even helped defuse a prison riot, as an ex-inmate details in Prison Ramen, a book of stories and recipes.
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"Growing Tomorrow" - The Future Of Farming With Forrest Pritchard

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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John Irving: "Avenue Of Mysteries"

John Irving has created some of the most odd and memorable characters in modern fiction. His new book was inspired by photographs of circus performers in India. A conversation with John Irving about his latest novel, “Avenue of Mysteries.”

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