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'How Not To Be Wrong' In Math Class? Add A Dose Of Skepticism

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:59pm

Professor Jordan Ellenberg gives students points for recognizing when they get a wrong answer, even if they can't figure out why. In his new book, he writes that good math is about good reasoning.

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Amazon's Pricing Dispute Sets Book Expo Buzzing

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:26pm

The dispute between retail giant Amazon and publisher Hachette was big news at Book Expo America. Writers, publishers and agents are wondering what the rift could mean for the future of books.

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Sandwich Monday: Caffeinated Beef Jerky

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:36pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Perky Jerky. It's dried meat loaded with caffeine to fuel everything from athletic pursuits to midmorning breaks in the office.

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'Raisin In The Sun' Revival: A Uniquely American Story Is Back On Broadway

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:07pm

Denzel Washington and LaTanya Richardson Jackson star in the latest production of the play, which debuted in 1959. The revival's run is nearing its end — and Jackson says she's "in tears."

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'Drunk Mom' Tackles New Motherhood And Old Addictions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:48am

The title of Jowita Bydlowska's memoir Drunk Mom pulls no punches. She tells Michel Martin about her struggles with motherhood and addiction.

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'Harvest Of Shame': Farm Workers Struggle With Poverty 50 Years On

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:48am

The documentary Harvest of Shame was revolutionary in its raw portrayal of poverty amongst migrant farm workers. NPR's Elizabeth Blair discusses the film's legacy and the state of migrant work today.

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In 'Fargo,' A Deaf Actor Gets His Chance To Be Wicked

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 5:05pm

An actor since childhood, Russell Harvard always wanted to play the bad guy. In the TV show Fargo, he plays a menacing hit man whose partner interprets for him — sometimes.

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'Remember Me Like This': A Family Rebuilds In Tragedy's Aftermath

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 4:13pm

Bret Anthony Johnston's novel starts with a boy being found years after he had been kidnapped. Johnston wanted to explore the question, "How do you relate to each other after the worst has happened?"

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Rick Springfield On Divorce, God And The Loch Ness Monster

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:44am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to singer and actor Rick Springfield about his debut novel, Magnificent Vibration, a fantastical story about a man with a 1-800 number to God.

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'Explorers' Search For The Source Of The World's Longest River

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:44am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Martin Dugard about his new book, The Explorers, which tells the harrowing story of two adventurers and their search for the source of the Nile.

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Maya Angelou, Foodie

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:44am

When NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Maya Angelou last year, the activist, teacher and poet revealed another side of herself. Angelou said she was also a lover and maker of good food.

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