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Your Letters: On Composition And Evidence

Host Scott Simon reads listener responses to last week's interviews about American cars and the work of British composer Sir Edward Elgar. We also have a correction about a story that aired last month about a criminal case in Texas.
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Week In Politics: Mitt Romney The Bully?

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss allegations that Mitt Romney bullied some of his prep school classmates.
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A Mother And Son, And 'The Good Side Of Things'

Born in 1948 with spina bifida, Dennis McLaughlin was missing several vertebrae and unable to use his legs. His mother, Theresa, was a single mom, working in a paper mill near Portland, Maine. He interviewed her to thank her for how she raised him.
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Letters: Sen. John Danforth And Bluesman Paul Thorn

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about interviews with former Senator John Danforth and the bluesman Paul Thorn.
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Letters: On Maurice Sendak

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about a remembrance of children's author Maurice Sendak.
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Beyond The 'Blonde': A Look At Marilyn's Inner Life

Flamboyant and confident, Marilyn Monroe oozed sex appeal. But in Joyce Carol Oates' Blonde, we see a woman overshadowed by her onscreen persona. Author Manuel Munoz says the novel gives a glimpse into the star's interior life. Have a favorite book about a celebrity? Tell us in the comments.
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Like It Or Not, Diversity Isn't Going Anywhere

Dealing with diversity can be a challenge. But Tell Me More host Michel Martin explains why Americans can and must rise to that challenge for the country to move forward.
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Mind Games: Football And Head Injuries

Commentator Frank Deford wonders what will happen to American football as concerns over head injuries grow.

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