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"Growing Tomorrow" - The Future Of Farming With Forrest Pritchard (Rebroadcast)

Kojo chats with Forrest Pritchard, a local farmer and author, about people around the United States who are changing the perception for what it means to farm.

WAMU 88.5

Roger Angell: "This Old Man: All In Pieces"

Roger Angell, senior fiction editor of and longtime contributor to The New Yorker, discusses his latest book, "This Old Man: All In Pieces," a collection that includes commentary, letters, jokes and his reflections life in the 10th decade.

WAMU 88.5

The Diane Rehm Show’s 12 Favorite Moments From 2015

With two hours of live radio every day, it’s pretty much impossible to make a succinct “best of” list for any given year, but the show's producers have pulled out 12 of their favorites.

WAMU 88.5

Kid Whisperer Mo Willems: From Screen To Page To Stage (Rebroadcast)

If you've read a book with a child in the last decade or so, odds are high you've got at least a passing familiarity with the work of Mo Willems.

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Gloria Steinem Looks Back On A Life Of Activism And The Open Road (Rebroadcast)

An itinerant childhood of cross-country road trips left adolescent Gloria Steinem longing for a "normal" life. What followed was anything but.

NPR

'The Comedians' Stand-Up History And Some Laughs

The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy traces what we know now as stand-up comedy. Kliph Nesteroff tells Renee Montagne where the term stand-up comedy came from.
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Not My Job: Best-Selling Author Lee Child Gets Quizzed On Worst Sellers

Child is the author behind the beloved Jack Reacher novels. We'll ask him three questions about books that sold really, really badly.
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Bad Poetry, Great Booze: The Story Of The Hidden Bootlegger's Manual

The book's outside cover boasted poems by a disgraced writer. But inside was page after page of handwritten recipes for alcohol — the secretly preserved know-how of a Prohibition-era doctor.
NPR

'The Book Of Pears': A Love Letter To A Once Pre-Eminent Fruit

A British fruit historian convincingly argues in a new book that the pear is "the most exciting of the tree fruits." And she says it's time to revive pear culture and explore the fruit's diversity.
NPR

Neil Gaiman On Returning To 'Sandman,' Talking In His Sleep And The Power Of Comics

Twenty-five years after he initially created Sandman, Gaiman returns to one of his most enduring characters. Gaiman says writing The Sandman: Overture was "the most intense period of my life."

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