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For Ireland's First Female President, 'Everybody Matters'

In her memoir, Mary Robinson speaks of her experience advocating for social causes and her personal convictions after growing up in a deeply Catholic family.
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Man Turned Fly Seeks Revenge For Bad Reincarnation

When 18th century Jewish peddler Jacob Cerf reappears in the 21st century, he finds he can read minds and will people to do his bidding — but he's also a common housefly. Rebecca Miller's Jacob's Folly traces Jacob's mission to get back at God.
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"Who Stole the American Dream?"

Journalist Hedrick Smith has spent decades reporting on the changes, large and small, that contributed to the decline of the middle class. Kojo talks to him about how we got here and what it will take to bridge the class divide.

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With Audubon's Help, Beat-Up Kid Is 'Okay For Now'

Fourteen-year-old Doug Swieteck has the weight of the world upon him — no friends, an alcoholic father and a brother who has just been injured in Vietnam. But the protagonist of this NPR Backseat Book Club book finds solace in an unlikely place — the pages of Audubon's Birds of America.
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Digging Deeper On African American Leaders

You might think you know all there is to know about Martin Luther King Jr. But author Andrea Davis Pinkney digs deeper. She talks with host Michel Martin about her award-winning book, Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.
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Dictionary Of Idioms Gets Everybody On The Same Page

From "dead cat bounce," which originated in the 1980s, to "cold fish," which was coined by Shakespeare, The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms explores the origins of more than 10,000 nonliteral sayings.
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Matthew Goodman: "Eighty Days"

The true story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's historic race around the world in the late 19th century.

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