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'Missing, Presumed' Chronicles Ups And Downs Of Dating ... And Detective Work

At the beginning of Susie Steiner's new thriller, a detective is on a date with a man whose name she can't remember. Not long after, a well-connected university student goes missing.
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LISTEN: Author David Miller On The Relationship Between Police And Young Black Men

Educational consultant and author David Miller — whose work includes Ten Rules Of Survival When Stopped By The Police — talks with WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull about the recent killings of black men by police, and the reactions in his Southeast D.C. neighborhood.

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An Opera Percussionist Traces Her Path 'From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit'

Patti Niemi has been a percussionist for the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1992. She speaks with Fresh Air's Sam Briger about performance anxiety, muscle memory and her memoir, Sticking it Out.
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Robert P. Jones: "The End Of White Christian America"

The CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute on the diminishing political power of white Christians in the United States, and what it means for the 2016 election.

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For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

Safety for LGBTQ students is critical, but inclusive policies shouldn't stop there, author Michael Sadowski argues in his new book.
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Egypt's Repressive Government Frames Yasmine El Rashidi's First Novel

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Yasmine El Rashidi about her debut novel, Chronicle of a Last Summer. It follows a young Egyptian whose life and country change over three turbulent summers.
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'The War At Home' Recounts The Tension Of Being A Military Spouse

As the wife of a Navy fighter pilot, memoirist Rachel Starnes has had much of her life — including where she lives and how often she gets to live with her husband — determined by his career.
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Diversity Drives The Story In The Latest Incarnation Of Superman

If you've been in a comics store lately, you've noticed the increasing diversity on the shelves: a biracial Spiderman, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and today, a Chinese man takes up the mantle of Superman.
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'Almighty' Follows Activists In The Fight Against Nuclear Weapons

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter and author Dan Zak about his latest book, Almighty, about anti-nuclear weapons activism.
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'Schumer' Writer Jessi Klein On Barbies, Ageism And Pumping At The Emmys

Klein won an Emmy in 2015 for her work on Inside Amy Schumer. Her new book, You'll Grow Out of It, is a collection of humorous personal essays.

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