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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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In 'I Feel Like Going On,' Ray Lewis Doesn't Apologize For Hard Hits

Former Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Lewis has written a book called, I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory. David Greene talks to him about the physical aspect of football.
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A 'Troublemaker' Leaves Her Life In Scientology

In her new memoir, actor Leah Remini writes about growing up in the Church of Scientology, becoming one of its prized celebrities, and her family's eventual, wrenching decision to leave it behind.
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The History Of American White Bread Is Anything But Bland

From a scapegoat for the "sapping" of the "white race," to a symbol of modern engineering, to a target of the counterculture movement: White bread's been a social lightning rod time and again.
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For Tracey Stewart, Life After The 'Daily Show' Is All About The Animals

When they ran out of room for rescue animals in their home, Tracey Stewart and her husband, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, bought a farm. Her new book is Do Unto Animals.
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Stephen King: "The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams"

A new short story collection from Stephen King also includes autobiographical comments and tips on writing.

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John Irving Always Knows Where He's Going

Irving's latest novel is Avenue of Mysteries. He tells NPR's Lynn Neary that he thinks about each book for a long time — and he doesn't start writing until he knows what the ending will be.

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