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How Living In A Library Gave One Man 'The Thirst Of Learning'

Ronald Clark's father was a live-in custodian at a New York City library. Clark tells his daughter about growing up surrounded by stacks of books — and how that shaped the man he would become.

Sunny's Song Benevento/Russo Duo
Intro Kygo
My Balloon - Instrumental Gabriel Garzon-Montano

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'The Taliban Can't Win,' Says Commander Of U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

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Coastal Break - Manual Remix Tycho
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Poll: Majorities Of Both Parties Favor Increased Gun Restrictions

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Past Is Prologue Tycho
My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven
Sunsets Axian

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Why It Will Be Tough To Hold Hotel Legally Responsible For The Vegas Shooting

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Korea St. Lenox
Sigur 3 Sigur Rós

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Jackie Chan Jumps Back Into The Action With 'The Foreigner'

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Some Blue Song Mitchell Froom
Harvest Moon Poolside
The Ballad of Barbara Allen Goldmund
Montana Tycho
Darling Real Estate

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How Living In A Library Gave One Man 'The Thirst Of Learning'

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Been This Strange Julian Velard
Into the Fog The Budos Band
Very Special Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus et. al.

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Lawmakers Say The ATF Should Regulate Bump Stocks. It's Not That Simple

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Green Stamps Tesk
Very Special Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus et. al.
Bucle Tomas Gubbins
spirit. Fushou.
Theme Reprise The Cinematic Orchestra
C.R.E.A.M. El Michels Affair

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