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Read: Pat Summitt's Sum It Up ... J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy ... Lenny Dykstra's House of Nails ... Antonio García Martínez's Chaos Monkeys ... Cameron Stewart, Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2 ... Calvin Trillin's Jackson, 1964 ... Listen: Sara Watkins ... Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble ... Parliament ... Leslie Odom Jr. ... Watch: Kung Fu Panda 3 ... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ... Eye in the Sky ... BBC sale and more.


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Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
By Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team. For 38 years, she's broken records and made basketball history. Then in 2011 she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Despite her devastating diagnosis, Pat led the Vols to their 16th SEC championship in March 2012 — facing this new challenge the way she's faced every other: with hard work, perseverance, and a sense of humor.

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Thank You, Pat Summitt: From One Tennessee Girl to Another

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
By J.D. Vance

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class.

The Brian Lehrer Show:
Too Much Finger-Pointing, Not Enough Faith Among the White Working Class?

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House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge
By Lenny Dykstra

Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions. Lenny tells all about his tumultuous career, from battling through crippling pain to steroid use and drug addiction, to a life of indulgence and excess, then, an epic plunge and the long road back to redemption.

The Leonard Lopate Show:
Former MLB Player Lenny Dykstra on his Career, Steroid Abuse and Jail Time

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Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
By Antonio García Martínez

Weighing in on everything from startups and credit derivatives to Big Brother and data tracking, social media monetization and digital “privacy,” Antonio García Martínez shares his scathing observations and outrageous antics, taking us on a humorous, subversive tour of the fascinatingly insular tech industry.

Marketplace:
Chaos monkeys are driving innovation in Silicon Valley

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Fight Club 2
By Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart

For the past decade, Tyler Durden's been sneaking out of Sebastian's subconscious. Sebastian has a nice wife and a nice kid. He has a nice home in the suburbs. Nice-enough neighbors. Now all that's going up like so much potassium permanganate.

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Chuck Palahniuk Gives a Lesson on Prank-ology

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Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America
By Calvin Trillin

From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present.

The Leonard Lopate Show:
Calvin Trillin Reports on 50 Years of Civil Rights

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Young In All the Wrong Ways
By Sara Watkins

Catch Sara Watkins this weekend as guest on Garrison Keillor's final show as host of A Prairie Home Companion!

Young In All the Wrong Ways is Sara Watkins’ most cohesive and fully realized solo album. The new collection finds her embracing the role of frontwoman following the collaborations of Watkins Family Hour (featuring Sean Watkins, Fiona Apple and Benmont Tench) and Nickel Creek, the hugely successful group she first formed with her brother Sean and Chris Thile. The album is also her most powerful. Personal and revealing, she wrote or co-wrote each of the 10 songs — a first for her.

NPR First Listen:
Sara Watkins, Young In All the Wrong Ways

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Sing Me Home
By Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble

The new album from Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble will surprise and delight with imaginative sounds that transform the traditional musical landscape. Sing Me Home is the sixth album by the Grammy-nominated Silk Road Ensemble and its founding member and guiding light, Yo-Yo Ma. The album features special guest performers Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz, Abigail Washburn, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer, Grammy Award–winning jazz guitarist, Bill Frisell and more.

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Yo-Yo Ma Gets Existential About The Music of Strangers

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Gold
By Parliament

"Parliament's novelty songs, with all their stagy, dramatic, corny scenarios, delivered powerful messages about being black through irreverence. The music was dangerous, irresistible — made me want to sing out loud. I felt a bright flash of recognition, a nod to the fact that I was participating in art created with black people in mind first, if not exclusively." — Walter Ray Watson

Code Switch:
On Bernie Worrell, Parliament-Funkadelic and a Less "Squeaky-Clean Picture" of Blackness

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Leslie Odom Jr.
By Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr.'s debut solo album, a songbook collection that he crowdfunded and quietly released in 2014, has been remade with new songs and the backing of a record label. "We said we wanted to make the album that Nat King Cole would make today," says Odom. "I'm just as jazzed about the album as I am about Hamilton."

Morning Edition:
Leslie Odom Jr.: "I Want to Sing to the Moment That You're In"

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Kung Fu Panda 3

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible — learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.

The Frame:
Chinese version of Kung Fu Panda 3 finds audience in US

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Stuck in a rut, reporter Kim Baker (Tina Fey) decides to shake things up by taking a dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. Far from home and completely out of her comfort zone, Kim discovers her true strength as she risks it all to find the next big story.

The Frame:
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot screenwriter Robert Carlock mixes humor with tragedy

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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine year-old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of U.S. and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Morning Edition:
Do You Sacrifice One for Many? Mirren's Latest Film Has No Easy Answers

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Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? signed off as a radio show this past weekend after 31 years. The show was often funny, often humorous, always entertaining and witty. Like A Prairie Home Companion, it was performed to a LIVE audience, from Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio canceled the show, yet its creator wishes it to continue and is raising money via Kickstarter to continue as a podcast. The program, at its peak, had an audience of 1.5 million listeners on more than 300 public radio stations (which aired either a one-hour version or the complete two-hour show).

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Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know Podcast

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