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In 'Uproot,' A DJ Traces Modern Music's Tangled Family Tree

Jace Clayton, best known for his work as DJ /rupture, speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about his first book, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture.
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'Roaring Wind' Examines Extreme Weather, And The Power Of Air

Biologist Bill Streever sailed from Texas to Guatemala while doing research for his new book, And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind. He says the wind was working against him "most of the time."
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Creamed, Canned And Frozen: How The Great Depression Revamped U.S. Diets

During the Depression, cheap, nutritious and filling food was prioritized — often at the expense of taste. Jane Ziegelman and Andy Coe, authors of A Square Meal, discuss food trends of the time.
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Oscar-Winning Screenwriter And Author Graham Moore

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of "The Imitation Game" is out with a new historical thriller, also headed for Hollywood. His novel reimagines the dramatic legal battle over the invention of the lightbulb. Graham Moore on bringing history to life on the big screen.

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The Lobotomy Of Patient H.M: A Personal Tragedy And Scientific Breakthrough

Known as Patient H.M. to the medical community, Henry Molaison was lobotomized — and lost his ability to create memories in the process. His story is one of tragedy and scientific breakthrough.
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Wisdom From YA Authors on Leaving Home: Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros is the author of "The House on Mango Street." For our series, "Next Chapter," she talks about how important it was for her as a Mexican-American woman to move into her first apartment.
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Words Of Wisdom From Young Adult Authors: John Corey Whaley

John Corey Whaley is the author of the YA novels Noggin and Highly Illogical Behavior. For our series "Next Chapter," he tells us about how he struggled with feeling isolated at college.
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It's Electric: Novel Re-Creates Charged Rivalry Between Edison And Westinghouse

In the 1880s, Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse battled over control of America's nascent electrical system. Graham Moore tells their story in The Last Days of Night.
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From Gladiator Duels To Caesar's Last Words: The Myths Of Ancient Rome

Historian Mary Beard says many of our popular notions about the empire are based on culture rather than fact. Her new book is called SPQR. Originally broadcast Nov. 30, 2015.
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L Is For Learning: A New Book On Proven Approaches And How Teachers Can Use Them

We talk with the author of The ABCs of How We Learn. It's based on a popular Stanford course.

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