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A Memoir About Mothers, Memory And Loss

Writer Mira Bartok's memoir, The Memory Palace, is in part about the car accident that left her with traumatic brain injury and about her relationship with her schizophrenic mother. She explains how her brain injury helped her understand — and reconnect with — her mother.

The Internet: A Series Of 'Tubes' (And Then Some)

What does the Internet look like? Journalist Andrew Blum decided to find out. His new book, Tubes, is a journey into the Internet's physical infrastructure — where our data is stored and transmitted.

On The Way Back To Base: 'We're Gonna Get Shot At'

U.S. and Afghan forces are fighting to gain control of a major crossroads in Afghanistan, where NPR photographer David Gilkey has been embedded with U.S. troops. He was with a patrol when it came under fire this week.

Wes Anderson, Creating A Singular 'Kingdom'

The filmmaker's latest project, Moonrise Kingdom, recently opened the Cannes Film Festival. It's the story of a 12-year-old girl and boy who fall in love and then make a pact to run off into the woods together.

Catherine Russell: An In-Studio Fresh Air Concert

The standards singer's new solo album, Strictly Romancin', explores the ups and downs of love. Russell sings several tracks from the record during this interview and performance.

At End Of Climbing Season, A Reflection On Everest 'Traffic Jam'

Morning Edition host David Greene talks to mountaineer Conrad Anker who has climbed Everest several times and has just returned from his most recent ascent.

Blacks, Gays And The Church

If public perceptions and pundits are to be believed, black churches are overwhelmingly against same-sex marriage. Except, it's not true.