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'These United States'

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'These United States'

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In the 1920s, The Nation published a series of articles that explored every state in the union. Now, new writers tackle the same assignment. Hear Sherman Alexie talk about Washington state, Gerald Early on Missouri, and more from These United States.

Guests:

John Leonard
*Editor of These United States
*Book Reviewer for Harper's and the Nation

Sherman Alexie
*Wrote Washington entry for These United States
*Author of Reservation Blues and the award-winning screen play for Smoke Signals

Gerald Early
*Wrote Missouri entry for These United States
*Professor of English and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis

Luc Sante
*Wrote New Jersey entry for These United States
*Author of Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

Annie Proulx
*Wrote the Wyoming entry for These United States
*Author of many books including "The Shipping News"