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How To Win The Money Game: A Former NBA Star Shares Financial Advice

Adonal Foyle has financial advice for professional athletes. "You really have to put money in its proper place," he says. "If we do that, we will respect it — but not give it too much power over us."
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Daniel Silva On 'Double-Edged Sword' Of Writing An Israeli Spy Protagonist

"Israel is extremely unpopular in the world right now," Silva says, and he doesn't always share his characters' opinions. The English Spy is Silva's 15th novel starring operative Gabriel Allon.
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Prolific Crime Novelist Turns Talents To Dissecting 'Forensics'

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with crime novelist Val McDermid about her new book, Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime.
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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

Writer Arthur Allen describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis. Originally broadcast July 22, 2014.
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Take A Walk With Judy Blume Through Her Old Miami Beach Neighborhood

Blume says her time in Miami Beach in the late '40s was the most important time in her childhood. Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself is a slightly fictionalized autobiography of Blume's life there.
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'Project Fatherhood' Teaches Parenting Skills To Inner-City Dads

Mike Cummings and Jorja Leap are working with men in Los Angeles — many of whom are former gang members — to help them find something that was missing from their lives as they grew up: fatherhood.
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Readers' Review: "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng

Set in small-town Ohio in the 1970s, the novel tells the story of a Chinese American family as it grapples with a daughter’s tragic death. Join us for our next Readers’ Review on Wednesday, June 24.

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Could The Masterpiece Be A Fake? Profit, Revenge And 'The Art Of Forgery'

The art world is "fertile ground for criminals," says art scholar Noah Charney. In his new book, The Art of Forgery, he traces a tradition of fakes and forgeries that dates back to the Renaissance.
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Beyond The 'Sometimes Sentimental' Story Of Filipino Migrants

Mia Alvar's new short story collection spans the globe — from Manila to New York to Manama, Bahrain — to offer a more complicated narrative of Filipino exiles, emigres and wanderers.
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This Weekend, 'Caminar' Navigates Horrors With Poetry

In this installment of our Weekend Reads series, author Meg Medina selects Skila Brown's novel in poems Caminar, which follows a young boy who survives the slaughter of his village in Guatemala.

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