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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a successful prize fighter who was exonerated for murder after spending nearly two decades in prison. His memoir tells the story of emerging not only from physical incarceration, but also an emotional prison.

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Adam Makos: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II" (Rebroadcast)

In his new book, “A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II”, author Adam Makos describes the fateful wartime encounter, and how the two men found each other nearly 50 years later.

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Whole Foods CEO Expects Health Care Costs To Rise

Steve Inskeep continues his conversation with Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, who in 2009 denounced President Obama's proposed health care law. Mackey's new book is Conscious Capitalism.
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Book Review: 'The Dude And The Zen Master'

Astrophysicist and zen practitioner Adam Frank reviews the new book The Dude and the Zen Master by actor Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman.
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Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism and 'Conscious Capitalism'

The outspoken Whole Foods founder tells us why he hates "Obamacare" and why we have trouble cutting the sugar, fat and salt out of our diets. What would you like to tell him? Let us know.
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A New Chapter? A Launch Of The Bookless Library

Imagine a library without books — only computers and gadgets. That's the vision of one Texas county that plans to launch a digital-only public library. Despite the project's cost-efficiency, one librarian argues that the plan may be too ambitious.
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The Growing Popularity Of Audio Books

Audio books are on the rise. Some love their convenience and enjoy being read to, others say listening to a narrated book is not the same as reading. Diane and her guests discuss implications of a coming audio book boom.

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George Saunders Lives Up To The Hype

At the beginning of January, the cover story of The New York Times Magazine declared: "George Saunders Has Written The Best Book You'll Read This Year." The stories in the author's latest collection, The Tenth of December, prove that The Times may well be right.

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