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September 18th, 2019


NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with journalist James Verini about his book They Will Have To Die Now, a vivid story of the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State in 2016.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 8:29 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talks how the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments relate to current debates about voting rights, mass incarceration and reparations for slavery.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: September 17, 2019, 5:23 pm
The singer-songwriter is used to speaking and singing out against the rise of authoritarianism.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:20 pm
Jacqueline Woodson's exquisitely wrought new novel follows two black families of different classes whose lives become intertwined when their only children conceive a child together in their teens.
Author: Heller McAlpin
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:00 pm
Arriving the year before an election that could set healthcare and disability policy for decades, Anne Boyer's memoir warns us of the human costs of any system that prioritizes profit over lives.
Author: Sascha Cohen
Posted: September 17, 2019, 1:24 pm
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Attica Locke about her latest book: Heaven, My Home. The story picks up with Darren Matthews, the same protagonist from her previous novel Bluebird, Bluebird.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 9:09 am
NPR's Noel King talks to Ellen Wald, author of Saudi, Inc., which explores Aramco and the history of the Saudi energy industry. Before the weekend drone attack, bankers were working on Aramco's IPO.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 9:09 am
Ghosh's latest book, Gun Island, is a modern retelling of a Bengali myth. He believes old legends have a lot to teach us about how to think about the catastrophic effects of climate change.
Author: Ari Shapiro
Posted: September 16, 2019, 8:22 pm
A new book by The New York Times' Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly extends the investigation into the SCOTUS justice's history, chases down sexual misconduct allegations and considers his years since.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: September 16, 2019, 7:29 pm
Understanding the lives of animals can illuminate our own — and those of loved adolescents too. But authors Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers at times push cross-species links too far.
Author: Barbara J. King
Posted: September 16, 2019, 3:22 pm