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Are You There, America? It's Her, Judy Blume

Beloved children's author Judy Blume is writing for adults again – on disaster. Judy Blume joins us.

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A Poet Laureate's Life: Juan Felipe Herrera

We sit down with Juan Felipe Herrera, the newly minted – and first Latino – U.S. poet laureate.

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Best Summer Books: 2015

"The Fall of the Princes," "Eileen," "Hold Still," — we're talking best summer reads of 2015.

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Zen And The Art Of The Free Throw

George Mumford, meditation master to the NBA's stars – Kobe, Shaquille, Jordan – brings us his zen.

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Alice And The True Story Behind A Popular Fantasy

One-hundred-and-fifty-years after Alice fell down the rabbit hole, we look again at "Alice in Wonderland," and the girl who inspired its author, Lewis Carroll.

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On Point LIVE! With Cheryl Strayed: A 'Wild' Journey To Self-Discovery

Feminist thinker, tough-love advice giver and best-selling author of "Wild" Cheryl Strayed joins us.

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'The Fellowship' Of Four Literary Legends

The fellowship of the old masters of fantasy. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their literary club, "The Inklings."

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How Your 'Pedigree' Prejudices Your Employer

Who gets the top jobs in America? A new book says people who look like the people who already have them. We'll investigate.

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A Quiet Life Among The Sheep

The shepherd's life. James Rebanks on the ancient and new life of the shepherd.

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Searching For 'The Last Unicorn'

Endangered species and the search for one of the world's rarest creatures deep into the wilds of central Laos.

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