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Kate Atkinson Tells Book Club How She Crafts Characters At All Life Stages

In A God in Ruins, Atkinson jumps forward and backward in time, telling the story of characters as children, parents and grandparents. "We don't just live in this moment," she says.

Cesar Zuniga, operations manager at the Salinas Valley municipal dump in California, points to salad greens that still have two weeks before their sell-by date. "Some loads ... look very fresh," Zuniga says. "We question, wow, why is this being tossed?" Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Landfill Of Lettuce: Why Were These Greens Tossed Before Their Time?

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Is It Anything Or Is It Everything? Baby Bry Bry
Soul Power 74 Maceo & the Macks
Breath and Start Blockhead
As We Fight Ambrose Akinmusire
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Garden of Peace Lonnie Liston Smith
Chelsea Dagger Fratelli
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1979 Semi-Finalist The Bad Plus
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Director The Antlers
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Giorgio Moroder, who made a name for himself with disco and the synthesizer in the 1970s and '80s, is back with his first album of dance music in 30 years. Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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After 30 Years, Giorgio Moroder Returns To The Dance Floor

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Right Here, Right Now feat. Kylie Minogue Giorgio Moroder
Red Peppers J. Rawls
Welcome To Jurassic World
Bird's Eye View Zion I
The Rip Tide Beirut
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Kate Atkinson Tells Book Club How She Crafts Characters At All Life Stages

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Rubber Williamson
Emkay Bonobo
Floating Leaf Peals
Blue Elvis Peals

Pope Francis prays during his general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on June 3. The pope has made statements supporting the idea that climate change is man-made, and his upcoming encyclical on the environment and poverty is highly anticipated. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Pope's Much-Anticipated Encyclical Be A Clarion Call On Climate Change?

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