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Following Garbage's Long Journey Around The Earth

Americans generate more trash than anyone else on the planet: more than 7 pounds per person each day. Journalist Edward Humes explores how that happened in his new book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash.
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Al-Qaida Primer: 'Hunting In The Shadows'

It's been nearly a year since a U.S. Navy SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden. Since his death, there have been many questions regarding the future of al-Qaida. Renee Montagne talks to Seth Jones, a political scientist at the RAND Corp. and the author of Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al-Qaida Since 9/11.
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Unconquered Tribes of the Amazon

Journalist and author Scott Wallace chronicles a dangerous expedition to find and protect a tribe known as "The People of the Arrow," among the last survivors of an ancient culture that pre-dates the arrival of Columbus.

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'Bittersweet Season' Details Caring For Aging Mom

As part of Morning Edition's Family Matters financial literacy series, Renee Montagne talks to Jane Gross, author of A Bittersweet Season, about caring for her aging mother, and what she wishes she had known before she started.
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Both Community And Garden Grow In 'Seedfolks'

An inner-city Cleveland community is drawn closer together as it works to transform a dirty vacant lot into a lush communal garden in Seedfolks. Author Paul Fleischman says the title came from an old word meaning "ancestors."
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Anna Quindlen: Over 50, And Having 'Plenty Of Cake'

The Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times columnist's new memoir explores her past, present and future — her relationships with her parents and children, her faith, her career and her feelings about herself over the past five decades.
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A Rival For Pigeon In Willems' New 'Duckling'

Life is an endless series of frustrations and disappointments for Pigeon, the star of a popular series of children's books by author Mo Willems. In the latest, Pigeon must contend with the delightfully sweet and polite Duckling, who gets a cookie just by asking.

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