Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: Former Tennis Player James Blake On Athletes And Activism

Former Tennis Player James Blake On Athletes And Activism
Retired tennis player James Blake has written a book about athletes who take on social causes after he was tackled by a police officer. He talks with Rachel Martin about his book Ways of Grace.

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NPR News: ‘The Strange Death Of Europe’ Warns Against Impacts Of Immigration

‘The Strange Death Of Europe’ Warns Against Impacts Of Immigration
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Douglas Murray about his new book, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. He argues that European civilization is dying as a result of immigration.

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NPR News: ‘What Would You Do?’ Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party

‘What Would You Do?’ Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party
In The Best Land Under Heaven, Michael Wallis chronicles the saga of a band of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism after getting stranded en route West. He says “there’s so much more” to the story.

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NPR News: Why Social Disconnect Helps To Fan The Flames Of Bigotry

Why Social Disconnect Helps To Fan The Flames Of Bigotry
Poet Nikki Finney says we are living in dangerous times, where we must struggle everyday to find meaning. But she tells Rachel Martin that it is an electrifying time to be an artist.

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NPR News: On Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut

On Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut
The first Harry Potter book came out 20 years ago today. One year later, in 1998, was the first time we mentioned the book, on All Things Considered. Here’s Margot Adler’s piece in its entirety.

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NPR News: ‘Interlaced Fingers’ Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

‘Interlaced Fingers’ Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants
When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he’d been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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NPR News: ExxonMobil Uses Carbon Tax Strategy To Its Advantage, Author Says

ExxonMobil Uses Carbon Tax Strategy To Its Advantage, Author Says
ExxonMobil and several other oil companies are backing a Republican-led plan for a carbon tax. Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Coll, author of the book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.

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