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Author Interviews

In 'The Darkroom,' A Writer Comes To Grips With Her Dad's Gender Transition

Susan Faludi says that, growing up, her father was a "domineering, hyper-masculine patriarch." In her new book, she tries to understand his past and his decision to become a woman.

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StoryCorps

To Save A Failing Student, This Dean Offered Not Just Help — But 'Family'

Jim Saint Germain was kicked out of his home when he was 14 and was close to losing much more. That was when his school dean, Carlos Walton, stepped in. He lent his home to the boy, and gave his love.

Politics

Donald Trump Accepts The Republican Party's Presidential Nomination

On the last night of the Republican National Convention, Steve Inskeep talked to delegates on the floor, NPR's Scott Detrow provides analysis and NPR's Mara Liasson has a wrap up of the events.

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In 'The Darkroom,' A Writer Comes To Grips With Her Dad's Gender Transition

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To Save A Failing Student, This Dean Offered Not Just Help — But 'Family'

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