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Stephen Breyer: "The Court And The World: American Law And The New Global Realities"

A conversation with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: his reflections on recent decisions and why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court needs to be more global in its perspective.

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The Dark Side Of Funny: Growing Up In George Carlin's Shadow

In A Carlin Home Companion, Kelly Carlin reflects on life with her famous comedian (and drug addicted) father. "This book has always felt like unfinished business," she says.
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Shortlist Revealed For 2015 Man Booker Prize

One-third of the short-listed nominees are American, which could make some British authors unhappy.
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Mary Karr On Writing Memoirs: 'No Doubt I've Gotten A Million Things Wrong'

Karr discusses the faults of memory, the challenges of writing about loved ones and the pain of deleting 1,200 pages because "there was something untrue about them." Her new book is The Art of Memoir.
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Tom Gjelten: "A Nation Of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story"

This October marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act. At a moment when immigration has taken the spotlight in U.S. politics, Veteran NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten investigates its importance.

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Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'Fates And Furies'

Author and screenwriter Richard Russo has selected our third book — a new novel by Lauren Groff. Fates and Furies chronicles a marriage over 24 years. Russo calls it "an incredibly ambitious work."
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Poet Laureate's Migrant Childhood Was Like 'Living In Literature Every Day'

Juan Felipe Herrera is the child of Mexican migrant farmworkers. He says, "I had a mother [who] sang and told stories and loved poetry, even though she only went to third grade."
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Drone Strike That Killed Awlaki 'Did Not Silence Him,' Journalist Says

In Operation Troy, author Scott Shane details the life, death and influence of Anwar al-Awlaki. "His status as a martyr has given his message even greater authority," Shane says of the propagandist.
WAMU 88.5

"Black Man in a White Coat" - Dr. Damon Tweedy

Can being black be bad for your health? We talk with a black physician about his new book detailing his perspective of race in America's healthcare system.

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Thomas Mallon: "Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years"

In his new novel, writer Thomas Mallon turns his attention to the ideologies, blunders and glamour of the Reagan years.

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