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The 'Man Who Touched His Own Heart' Changed Medicine 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:59:00 -0500 
    Melissa Block talks to Rob Dunn about his new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, a history of science and medicine's efforts to understand the working of the human heart.


Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:23:52 -0500 
    Kids can be magical and maddening. The title of Jennifer Senior's book — All Joy and No Fun — contrasts the strains of day-to-day parenting with the transcendent experience of raising a child.


Should Ray Rice Get A Second Chance? 'Maybe,' Parcells Says 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:16:00 -0500 
    In part two of David Greene's conversation with Bill Parcells, the football coach talks about how he dealt with players' drug use and about redemption for the former Baltimore Ravens running back.


From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:15:00 -0500 
    In God's Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.


The Gift Of Eternal Shelf Life: 'Tuck Everlasting' Turns 40 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:11:11 -0500 
    In Natalie Babbitt's celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.


Parcells' Book Details Highs And Lows Of His NFL Coaching Career 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:03:00 -0500 
    Bill Parcells recently recounted his life and career in a memoir, Parcells: A Football Life. David Greene sits down with Parcells to talk about his legacy, and the challenges the league faces today.


Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:03:00 -0500 
    New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.


After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye' 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:34:00 -0500 
    Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother's family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.


'Ghettoside' Explores Why Murders Are Invisible In Los Angeles 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:14:00 -0500 
    In her new book, journalist Jill Leovy studies the epidemic of unsolved murders in African-American neighborhoods and the relationships between police and victims' relatives, witnesses and suspects.


In 'Fatherland,' A Daughter Outlines Her Dad's Radicalization 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:12:00 -0500 
    Falling in love with your handsome pen pal, moving overseas to marry him, then finding out he's part of a terrorist organization: That's the Bunjevac family story, told in a new graphic memoir.


In 'Dear Father,' A Poet Disrupts The 'Cycle Of Pain' 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:29:00 -0500 
    J. Ivy says his father grew up in pain and passed that pain on to the next generation. In his new book, he says that forgiveness is an ongoing act — and you must constantly remember to forgive again.


'Driving The King' A Story Long In The Works 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:02:00 -0500 
    Driving The King is a fictionalized account of the adventures of Nat King Cole and his bodyguard driver. Author Ravi Howard says the idea was planted long ago.


Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:02:00 -0500 
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.


Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500 
    From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.


Two Outcasts Form An Artistic Bond In 'Mr. Mac And Me' 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:59:00 -0500 
    Painter's daughter Esther Freud weaves her own experiences into the story of a lonely little boy in a British seacoast town, who befriends the great Art Nouveau designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
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