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43:53

Journalist Jemele Hill was speaking her mind long before those tweets about Trump

The former co-anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter faced criticism in 2017 for calling the president a white supremacist. In her memoir, Uphill, she talks about her career and her life growing up in Detroit.

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08:06

A canine psychologist with a new puppy explores 'how dogs become themselves'

Alexandra Horowitz is a professor of psychology and founder of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College. Horowitz's new book is called "The Year Of The Puppy." Our book critic Maureen Corrigan says it offers readers plenty to chew on.

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43:24

The Sioux Chef uses only native ingredients, but isn't 'cooking like it's 1491'

James Beard Award-winning chef, Sean Sherman talks about his restaurant, Owamni, and about bringing more awareness to indigenous foods. He’s a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe.

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52:30

Remembering Angela Lansbury, a legend of the stage and screen

The Tony Award-winning actor starred in the Broadway musicals Mame, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd, as well as the TV series Murder, She Wrote. Lansbury died Oct. 11. Originally broadcast in 1980 and 2000.

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52:30

Journalist traces the peculiar story of Steve Bannon's enigmatic Chinese benefactor

New Yorker writer Evan Osnos talks about the path of Guo Wengui, a billionaire who fled China and insinuated himself into the MAGA inner circle. But who is he really working for?

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08:23

Saxophonist Bobby Watson brings the sparks on 'Back Home in Kansas City'

After decades in New York, Watson has returned to Kansas City. The core KC jazz values — a swinging beat, a personal style, and an earthy, bluesy sensibility — are firmly in place on this new album.

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43:07

Does Marjorie Taylor Greene represent the future of the Republican Party?

New York Times political reporter Robert Draper says the Republican party's embrace of lies and conspiracy theories has opened the door to fringe actors, who have become among the party's most influential leaders. He points to Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as a prime example of the party's extreme new direction.

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41:59

'New Yorker' culture critic says music and mixtapes helped make sense of himself

The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Hua Hsu defined himself as a teen by the music he loved. The murder of a close friend when he was in college changed the course of his life. His memoir is Stay True.

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09:31

'SNL' alums continue to poke fun at nonfiction films with 'Documentary Now!'

Now in its fourth season, this anthology series claims the middle ground between a short SNL sketch and a full-length film. Its clever parodies include My Monkey Grifter, a riff on My Octopus Teacher.

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52:30

Chelsea Manning shared secrets with WikiLeaks. Now she's telling her own story

In 2010, while working in Iraq, army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning provided hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic records about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to WikiLeaks in what's regarded as the largest leak of classified records in U.S. history. MANNING was sentenced to 35 years in prison, but was released after seven years, when President Obama commuted her sentence. Manning announced her gender identity as a women after her conviction in 2013 and began to transition. Her new memoir is titled Read Me Dot T-X-T, A Memoir.

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08:47

Emmett Till is known for his death. A new film about his mother also honors his life

Chinonye Chukwu, the director and co-writer of Till, said in interviews that she wanted to avoid exploiting Till's torture and murder and instead shift the perspective to his widowed mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, and her brave pursuit of justice.

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42:43

Linda Ronstadt: The 'Fresh Air' interview

Ronstadt's new memoir, Feels Like Home, is an exploration of the food and culture of her Mexican roots. In 2013, she spoke about the health concerns that caused her to end her musical career early.

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43:23

The human sensory experience is limited. Journey into the world that animals know

In An Immense World, science writer Ed Yong explores the diversity of perception in the animal world — including echolocation, magnetic fields and ultraviolet vision. Originally broadcast June 2022.

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08:07

'Magpie Murders' is a hall-of-mirrors whodunit with a satisfying resolution

Magie Murders is based on the bestselling novel by Anthony Horowitz, who, among other things, created the excellent World War II detective show Foyle's War. But where that earlier series was steeped in history, this lively new one is about the perils and pleasures of cleverness.

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09:00

Singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde gives voice to an imaginary town on 'Lindeville'

McBryde mixes passionate music with novelistic details on a concept album about the inhabitants of a small rural town, named after the songwriter Dennis Linde.

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42:30

Money is 'A Made Up Thing' — but that doesn't change rising inflation

Goldstein's 2020 book, Money: The True Story of a Made Up Thing, traces the history and meaning of money, including the role of the Federal Reserve in regulating the U.S. economy.

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44:04

'NYT Cooking' writer Melissa Clark wants to make it easier to cook dinner

Clark says she's always looking for shortcuts in the kitchen — including ways to use fewer pans. Her latest cookbook is Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals.

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07:26

If you haven't been back to the movies yet, Indian epic 'RRR' is the reason to go

Made by box-office titan S.S. Rajamouli, RRR induces such unabashed giddiness in its audience that Hollywood is witnessing a push to get it nominated for the Oscars.

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52:30

Trump sees hate as a civic good, 'N.Y. Times' journalist Maggie Haberman says

Haberman has known and reported on Trump for decades. Her new book, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, chronicles Trump's formative influences in the rough-and-tumble worlds of New York City real estate and machine politics.

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43:53

Tom Waits says some songs just demand to be sung in a particular way

Wait's two lyrical concept albums, Blood Money and Alice, are being reissued on vinyl for their 20th Anniversary. We listen back to archival interviews with the musician, broadcast in 2002 and 2011.

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