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The Reality And Legacy Of China’s ‘One Child’ Policy With Journalist Mei Fong

What's next for China in the wake of the one child policy? The Kojo Nnamdi Show producer Tayla Burney talked with author Mei Fong about the prospects at a recent event at Politics & Prose.


The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

In the first half of the 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits they considered undesirable. Adam Cohen tells the story in his new book, Imbeciles.

'Charlie Chan Hock Chye' Offers A Heartfelt Take On Aging, Art And History

John Powers reviews a new graphic novel that he describes as an astonishing work of imagination by the Singaporean writer and illustrator Sonny Liew. It's called The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.

Modern Love: What It's Like To Fall, Quite Literally, In Love

Most people remember the first time they fall in love. In this excerpt from "Modern Love: The Podcast," the author writes about the actual fall that marked her first love.

Remembering Pat Conroy, A Master Who Used His Tortured Life To Tell Stories

The best-selling author of The Prince of Tides died Friday evening at the age of 70. At his death he was concluding work on his latest book, Aquarius.

Author Pat Conroy Dies At 70

The "Prince of Tides" author Pat Conroy, age 70, has died. He had pancreatic cancer. NPR's Scott Simon spoke with Conroy in 2010 about the people who shaped him as a writer, and as a reader.

More Color In Kids' Lit: Your Best Picks

Our story about Marley Dias' #1000blackgirlbooks list got lots of feedback and some really good suggestions for kids' reading lists.

'Prince Of Tides' Author Pat Conroy Dies At 70

The best-selling author was known for novels such as The Great Santini and The Prince Of Tides. He had announced last month that he had pancreatic cancer.

In Richard Price's 'The Whites', Haunted Cops And Cases They Couldn't Close

Price says that in every precinct there's one cop who just can't let go of a case. "They all reminded me of Ahab ... looking for their whales," he says. Originally broadcast Feb. 17, 2015.

America's 'Lead Wars' Go Beyond Flint, Mich.: 'It's Now Really Everywhere'

David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz chronicle America's poisonous relationship with lead in Lead Wars. "We've created a terribly toxic environment in all sorts of ways," Rosner says.