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Restaurant Critic Finds Meaning At The Olive Garden In 'Grand Forks'

Eighty-seven-year-old restaurant critic Marilyn Hagerty gained viral fame last year with a positive review of the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D. Her work has now been collected in a new book, Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews.
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Shacochis Spans Generations In 'The Woman Who Lost Her Soul'

In his new book, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, Bob Shacochis returns to Haiti, but also takes the reader across continents and generations. The 700-page book has been compared to the work of Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene and Norman Mailer.
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Honest Tea Founders Tell Their Story Of Not-Too-Sweet Success

Back in the 1990s, Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff were tired of the super sweet iced teas available in stores. So they started their own company to cater to "more sophisticated, grown-up tastes." They chronicle their adventures and misadventures in a graphic novel called Mission In A Bottle.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Americanah" (Rebroadcast)

"Americanah" is a novel that unfolds across three continents, raising questions about identity everywhere it goes. We talk with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her latest work, her popular TED talks and her place in the world of literature.

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Gaining Ground: The History Of A Local Family Farm

Local farmer and author Forrest Pritchard joins Kojo in the studio to explore our region's farming ecosystem and share tales from his quest to save his family's farm.

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John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements" (Rebroadcast)

In John Hunter's fourth grade classroom, students tackle global problems using a game. The teacher explains the World Peace Game and how it’s informed his education philosophy.

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Bookend: Novelist A.X. Ahmad On Learning The Craft Of Writing

In our monthly look at D.C.'s literary scene, we hear from A.X. Ahmad, author of the new thriller, The Caretaker.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Learning

As local kids head back to school, we'll bring you a show about "learning" — both inside and outside the classroom.

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Mystery Series' Portly P.I. Peels Back The Layers Of Delhi Society

Tarquin Hall's mystery novels, starring the Punjabi detective Vish Puri, are a merry introduction to India's cultural and culinary delights. Puri, who calls himself the subcontinent's "most private investigator," tackles corruption, forbidden love and the clash of science and superstition.
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Taking A Closer Look At Milgram's Shocking Obedience Study

In the early 1960s, psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a controversial study in which participants were led to believe they were administering painful, high-voltage shocks to other subjects. Gina Perry, author of Behind the Shock Machine, says the study has "taken on a life of its own."

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