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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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  • joshua bigley

    thanks…

  • Ellen O’Neall Waite

    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.”

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Jul 23, 2014
In this Saturday, July 12, 2014, photo, migrants walk along train tracks and boxcars after getting off a train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, southern Mexico. (AP)

Crisis at the US border. What do Latinos on this side of the border have to say? We’ll ask our special roundtable.

Jul 23, 2014
Actor Wallace Shawn attends special screening of "Turks and Caicos" hosted by Vogue and The Cinema Society at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.  (AP)

From “The Princess Bride” to “My Dinner with Andre “and “A Master Builder,” actor and writer Wallace Shawn joins us.

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Jul 22, 2014
Lt. Col. James Howard Williams, aka "Elephant Bill," is the hero of Vicki Constantine Croke's new book, "Elephant Company." (Courtesy Random House)

We’ll travel to the jungles of Burma for the remarkable true story of Billy Williams—aka “the elephant whisperer”—and his World War II heroism.

 
Jul 22, 2014
Smoke rises after an Israeli shelling at the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City, Monday, July 21, 2014. The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep fighting "as long as necessary," raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks. (AP)

The escalated Gaza offensive. We’ll get the views from both sides and the latest developments.

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Our Week In The Web: July 11, 2014
Friday, Jul 11, 2014

As we prepare for a week of rebroadcasts, we reflect on Facebook posts, misplaced comments and the magic of @ mentions. Internet, ASSEMBLE!

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Two Former Senators, One Fix For US Democracy?
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

Former US Senators Tom Daschle and Olympia Snowe joined us today with a few fixes for American political inaction.

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Future Radio Interns Of America: On Point Wants YOU!
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

On Point needs interns for the fall. Could YOU be one of them?

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