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Andy Stern: "Raising The Floor"

The former head of the SEIU explores how new technology will impact American workers and makes the case for a universal basic income.


How The 'Perfect 10' Became A Thing Of The Past In Gymnastics

Dvora Meyers' book The End of the Perfect 10 looks at the new scoring system for international gymnastics competitions and the evolution and demise of the iconic "perfect 10" score.

Former Police Chief Has A Plan For 'How To Fix America's Police'

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper says in his book To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police that policing is in crisis. He says more emphasis needs to be put on community policing.

'Ask Polly' Columnist Tells Advice-Seekers 'How To Be A Person In The World'

It's not easy to be a person, but Heather Havrilesky of the "Ask Polly" column has some advice on how to follow your dreams, figure out career and family — and dump wishy-washy, noncommittal guys.

Former Evangelical Pastor Rethinks His Approach To Courtship

Josh Harris, a former evangelical pastor, wrote an influential book on Christian courtship. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with him about the criticism he's gotten from people who grew up reading his book.

Reflecting On Police Shootings, Author Kwame Alexander Focuses On Next Generation

Children's author Kwame Alexander discusses last week's killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, in addition to the shootings of the Dallas police officers.

'I Write About Awful People,' Says Gay Talese

"I'm a little bit drawn to what is forbidden," Talese adds, and he draws readers along with him in his latest book, The Voyeur's Motel, based on the journals of an innkeeper who spied on his guests.

Senate Passes A GMO Labeling Bill That The Food Industry Likes

The bill requires food companies to reveal whether their products contain GMOs. But those companies are pleased, because they won't have to print "GMO" on food packages.

Dispelling The Myth Of A Classless Society In 'White Trash'

Is America really a classless society? As part of the All Things Considered series, "The New Middle," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to author Nancy Isenberg about her new book, White Trash which argues the notion of a classless society is a myth that hides an ugly truth about how we view the poor.

'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough ... to people with addiction, that they will suddenly wake up and stop, and that is not the case," journalist Maia Szalavitz says.