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Monday, March 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Novelist and National Book Award-winning Alice McDermott. (Jamie Schoenberger / Epic Photography)

On St. Patrick ‘s Day, remembering and living with beloved Irish-American writer Alice McDermott.

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Monday, November 25, 2013 | 11:00 AM
A image from the first volume of the "Sandman" series, written by Neil Gaiman. (Courtesy Vertigo/DC Entertainment   )

Norman Mailer called it “a comic strip for intellectuals.” Best-selling author Neil Gaiman joins us with his dark, new series on the origins of “The Sandman.”

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Friday, September 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood is out with a new novel in her dystopian trilogy about a future world gone wrong. (Jean Malek)

Novelist Margaret Atwood is back with her end of the world trilogy and a new human race.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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We speak with Alexander McCall Smith, author of the “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series, about his novel “La’s Orchestra Saves the World.”

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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The life and times of one-of-a-kind children’s writer Roald Dahl. He gave us “James and the Giant Peach” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” A new biography gives us his life.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Director Guillermo del Toro (WBUR's Jesse Costa)

Super-hot director Guillermo del Toro made his movie name with “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Now, he’s writing about vampires. He joins us.

 
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Courtesy of WilliamGibsonBooks.com

We talk with sci-fi visionary and cyberpunk godfather William Gibson about his new novel, “Zero History” –and about what happens when the future is now.

 
Monday, August 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Jack London, 1916.  From the Bancroft Library Portrait Collection.

We look at a new biography of “The Call of the Wild” author, Jack London.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM
George Dawes Green

George Dawes Green, bestselling novelist and founder of “The Moth,” a nonprofit storytelling club dedicated to the art of the raconteur.

 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Writer Yiyun Li. (Credit: YiyunLi.com)

The New Yorker names its top fiction writers under 40. Three talk to us.

 
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Sep 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

Sep 2, 2014
Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

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Sep 1, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

One outspoken fan’s reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

 
Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

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Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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