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'Alice & Oliver' Novelist On Marriage, Cancer And The Pain Of Uncertainty

Charles Bock's wife died from leukemia just before their daughter's 3rd birthday. Bock relived the final years of her life while writing his new novel. "I was just shattered," he says of the loss.
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Talking Housing Segregation And Chicago With WBEZ's Natalie Y. Moore

A longtime Chicago reporter, a native of the black South Side, digs into the ways segregation continues to shape the politics of her hometown, as well as her own life.
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Want To Teach In Urban Schools? Get To Know The Neighborhood

Many teachers in urban schools don't understand their students or the places they live, says author and educator Christopher Emdin.
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Sleep Deprived: We're Recharging Our Phones, But Not Ourselves

Arianna Huffington says we're in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis and that Donald Trump really shouldn't be bragging about needing only four hours of sleep a night.
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Charlie And Lola Are Back In 'Absolutely One Thing'

Lauren Child has a new "Charlie and Lola" book after a long hiatus. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that she needed a break, but then she missed her popular characters.
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Why Hunting Down 'Authentic Ethnic Food' Is A Loaded Proposition

In a new book, an NYU scholar explores how immigrants shape the American palate. He says it's time to ditch the phrase "ethnic food" — which lumps all nonwhite people and their cuisines together.
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'Gateway To Freedom': Heroes, Danger And Loss On The Underground Railroad

Historian Eric Foner recently won the American History Book Prize from the New York Historical Society for Gateway to Freedom, about the underground railroad. Originally broadcast Jan. 15, 2015.
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A Radiologist And Poet Explains How He Sees The World In Patterns

Amit Majmudar, Ohio's first Poet Laureate, spends his days looking for abnormalities in X-rays, CT scans and PET scans. He's given his latest poetry collection a provocative name: Dothead.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Hopes 'Black Panther' Will Be Some Kid's 'Spider-Man'

Coates has written a new series of Black Panther comics telling the story of an African prince turned superhero. "Comic book heroes are like our mythology," he says. "They're our Greek gods."
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Encore: Author Explores The Murder Of Kitty Genovese

Winston Moseley, the man who brutally murdered Catherine "Kitty" Genovese in March 1964, has died in prison at age 81. This story originally aired on March 3, 2014, on All Things Considered.

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