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Dr. Norman Rosenthal: "The Gift Of Adversity"

Dr. Norman Rosenthal was the first to diagnose and treat seasonal affective disorder. The psychiatrist on facing adversity and setbacks in his own life.

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From Peace To Patriotism: The Shifting Identity Of 'God Bless America'

In the new book God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song, author Sheryl Kaskowitz explores the lyrical evolution of Irving Berlin's enduring song and explains how its early popularity reflected the anxiety of the pre-war period and sparked a surprising anti-Semitic and xenophobic backlash.
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Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I.

Jassy Mackenzie's crime novels, set in Johannesburg, star the not-always-law-abiding private investigator Jade de Jong. Mackenzie says that de Jong and "Joburg" are well-matched: both the P.I. and her hometown are intimidating on the outside, but kind once you look beyond the surface.
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The Private War Of J.D. Salinger

Authors Shane Salerno and David Shields spent nine years doing research for Salinger, a new book about one of America's most revered writers. Salerno talks to Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Wade Goodwyn about Salinger's life and the stories behind his work.
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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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