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Book Review: 'With Blood In Their Eyes'

Alan Cheuse reviews the new book With Blood in Their Eyes by Thomas Cobb. Cobb also wrote the novel Crazy Heart, which was adapted into a critically-acclaimed movie starring Jeff Bridges.
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Interview: MacArthur 'Genius' Junot Diaz

His debut novel — The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao — won a Pulitzer Prize. He was recently named as one of the 2012 recipients of a MacArthur Fellowship. (Rebroadcast from December 2007)
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Memoirist James Wolcott Reflects On The '70s

The Vanity Fair columnist wrote about his early career at the Village Voice in Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty In the Seventies. (Rebroadcast from November 2011.)
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Steven Strogatz: The Joy Of X

In The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity, mathematician Steven Strogatz provides an entertaining refresher course in math, starting with the most elementary ideas, such as counting, and finishing with mind-bending theories of infinity--including the idea that some infinities can be bigger than others.
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Preventing Silicon Valley's 'Immigrant Exodus'

A new study from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the number of immigrant entrepreneurs in the country has fallen slightly. But according to Vivek Wadhwa, an author of the study, the drop is especially steep in Silicon Valley.
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Book Review: 'The Round House'

Alan Cheuse reviews Louise Erdrich's latest novel The Round House. Cheuse teaches creative writing at George Mason University.
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Google, Publishers Reach Deal On Book Scanning Plan

There is a settlement between Google and the major publishers over Google's initiative to scan the world's books.

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