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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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Poets Take Cues From Journalism In Recent Collections

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our poetry reviewer Tess Taylor about three recent collections that take their cues from nonfiction, including Admit One by Martha Collins, Look by Solmaz Sharif and Olio by Tyehimba Jess.
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What Do Contested Conventions Look Like? Ask Hollywood And Sinclair Lewis

Thanks to movies, novels and TV, Bob Mondello knows what a contested convention would be like: raucous crowd, oppressive din and (if movies are any guide) Angela Lansbury scheming in the corner.
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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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Forgetting Isn't Healing: Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Calls for racial healing often focus on putting the painful past behind us. NPR's Sonari Glinton remembers the man who taught him never to forget: Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.
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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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Meet The Guy Who Has Been A Hero, A Pirate, A 'Mountain Of Molten Lust'

Model Jason Aaron Baca has appeared on 475 romance book covers. By his tally, that's more than even Fabio. His is a story of hard work and luck in the swashbuckling, bodice-ripping world of romance.
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'The Dream Life Of Astronauts' Is A Journey To Emotional Deep Space

Patrick Ryan's book of short stories is set around Cape Canaveral, Fla., during the 1960s and '70s. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it's the best new short story collection she's read in light years.

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