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David Sedaris, Ira Glass And 25 Years Of 'Santaland Diaries'

Writer David Sedaris talks about the 25th anniversary of the radio piece that launched his career. Ira Glass, who produced it for Morning Edition, knew when he recorded it that it was special.

This year marks the 25th anniversary since David Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries" first aired on Morning Edition. dane_mark/iStock/Getty Images hide caption

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David Sedaris, Ira Glass And 25 Years Of 'Santaland Diaries'

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Clark Howe, 12, and his family lost their Santa Rosa, Calif., home and nearly all their possessions to the Tubbs Fire. While he found it hard to talk about the fire, it's also been really helpful to do so, and he can't believe the support he has received from his community. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School

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Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles last month. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Compliment Or Come-On? Confusion Over How To Define Sexual Harassment

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The further away people with Hispanic ancestry are from their immigrant roots, the less likely they are to identify as Hispanic or Latino, a new Pew Research Center study finds. Pew Research Center hide caption

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Latino Identity Fades As Immigrant Ties Weaken, Study Finds

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Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the second straight year, in part because of the surge of overdoses on opioids, such as oxycodone. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Life Expectancy Drops Again As Opioid Deaths Surge In U.S.

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