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Enjoy Toni Morrison? Check out these On Point interviews with John UpdikeDoris Lessing, Etgar Keret, Amos Oz, Joyce Carol Oates, Carlos Fuentes, Ted Kooser, Dave Eggers, Norman Mailer, Richard Russo, Ha Jin, T.C Boyle, John McPhee, Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat, Elizabeth Strout, Elie Wiesel, Wole Soyinka, and Robert Pinsky.

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    Seek out “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to a Nation: Part 1 The Pox Party” by MT Anderson; I’m now about to start “Part 2 Kingdom on the Waves”.  This started as a grandmother review of YA suitability task for an almost 11 year old.  Am entralled by Anderson’s ability to challenge cherished American Revolution history views of race and capitalism with “yeah, okay, but you have to know this too.” Schools should add these with obligatory nod to “Johnny Tremain.”

Sep 16, 2014
Jasmin Torres helps classmate Brianna Rameles with a worksheet at the Diloreto Magnet School in New Britain, Conn., Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012. (AP/Charles Krupa)

More parents are “red-shirting” their children in kindergarten—holding them back for a year, hoping they’ll have an edge. Does it work? We look.

Sep 16, 2014
From "Rich Hill"

“Rich Hill,” a new documentary on growing up poor, now, in rural America. The dreams and the desperation.

Sep 15, 2014
This Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 file photo shows hikers on the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. (AP/Carson Walker)

Uproar over development plans for the Grand Canyon. We go to the Navajo Nation and the Canyon floor to see what’s at stake.

Sep 15, 2014
In this Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 photo, Middle Eastern leaders stand together during a family photo with of the Gulf Cooperation Council and regional partners at King Abdulaziz International Airport’s Royal Terminal in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

President Obama says he will build a coalition of partners in the Middle East to combat ISIS. We’ll do a reality check on who’s really stepping up for what.

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Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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Beverly Gooden on #WhyIStayed
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Beverly Gooden — who originated the #WhyIStayed hashtag that has taken off across Twitter — joined us today for our discussion on domestic violence.

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Tierney Sutton Plays LIVE For On Point
Friday, Sep 5, 2014

We break out Tierney Sutton’s three beautiful live tracks from our broadcast today for your listening pleasure.

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