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Read: Leanne Brown's Good and Cheap ... David Lipsky's Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself ... Lisa Belkin's Show Me A Hero ... Colin Atrophy Hagendorf's Slice Harvester ... Joe Domanick's Blue ... Nan Britton's The President's Daughter ... Listen: N. W. A. ... Frank Turner ... Wondaland Presents: The Eephus ... The Internet ... Watch: The Incredible Mel Brooks ... The Carol Burnett Show ... Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years ... gadgets and more.


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Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day
By Leanne Brown

In addition to creating nutritious recipes that maximize every ingredient and use economical cooking methods, Ms. Brown gives tips on shopping; on creating pantry basics; on mastering certain staples — pizza dough, flour tortillas — and saucy extras that make everything taste better, like spice oil and tzatziki; and how to make fundamentally smart, healthful food choices.

The Splendid Table:
Can you make 3 meals for $4 a day?

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Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace
By David Lipsky

Shares the author’s travels with the late David Foster Wallace based on interviews from the 1996 Infinite Jest book tour, covering such topics as Wallace’s literary process, struggles with fame, and battle with mental illness.

The Thread:
Jason Segel on playing David Foster Wallace and filming in Minnesota

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Show Me A Hero: A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption
By Lisa Belkin

Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.

The Brian Lehrer Show:
Noble Reporting to HBO Mini-Series

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Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza
By Colin Atrophy Hagendorf

The author recalls his two-year-long quest to sample and review every pizza sold by the slice in Manhattan, and how the routine of doing so helped him deal with his problem drinking and pull himself together.

NPR:
Pizza as Autobiography

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Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing
By Joe Domanick

An investigative reporter explores the troubled history of the LAPD, including political intrigue and cultural and racial conflict.

All Things Considered:
The Transformation of the LAPD — And the Work That Remains

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The President's Daughter
By Nan Britton

The President’s Daughter is the heartwarming story of an innocent young girl who became pregnant and gave birth to a child whose father happened to be the President of the United States.

NPR:
Warren Harding, We Hardly Knew Ye

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Straight Outta Compton
By N. W. A.

Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by American hip-hop group N.W.A, released August 9, 1988 on group member Eazy-E’s record label Ruthless Records. Production for the album was handled by Dr. Dre with DJ Yella giving co-production. The album has been viewed as the pioneering record of gangsta rap with its ever-present profanity and violent lyrics. It has been considered groundbreaking by music writers and has had an enormous impact on the evolution of West Coast hip-hop.

The Frame:
Ice Cube knew his son was right for Straight Outta Compton — he just had to learn how to act

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Positive Songs for Negative People
By Frank Turner

Frank Turner's sixth studio album is the singer-songwriter's follow-up to 2013's critically acclaimed Tape Deck Heart. It was made with his trusted backing band The Sleeping Souls and produced by Butch Walker in Nashville. "I feel like this record is my definitive statement, a summation of the first five records," says Turner.

The Current:
Album of the Week: Frank Turner, Positive Songs for Negative People

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Wondaland Presents: The Eephus

Wondaland Presents: The Eephus is the debut extended play by the artists signed to Wondaland Records. It includes five tracks featuring Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton and St. Beauty.

All Songs Considered:
Janelle Monáe Releases Visceral Protest Song, "Hell You Talmbout"

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Ego Death
By The Internet

Ego Death is The Internet’s most evolved album to date, featuring guest appearances from the likes of Janelle Monáe, Tyler, the Creator, and Vic Mensa. The band says Ego Death is about “being vulnerable and honest. It’s about us growing up as a band and as individuals, and the challenges we’re facing and learning from. It’s about us acknowledging our egos and the egos around us, and using them the best way we know how.”

Weekend Edition:
A Band Called The Internet, Preaching Ego Death

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The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy

Few legends loom as large over the landscape of American comedy as Mel Brooks. For 65 years, in every medium through which entertainment can possibly pass, he has made people laugh all over the world. A celebrated director, actor, producer, composer and writer, Brooks is one of only 11 people in history to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. With this unique, first-of-its-kind collection, fans of this ferociously gifted entertainer will fall joyfully down a rabbit hole into a wonderland of television appearances, short films, documentaries, tributes, songs and genuine rarities.

The Dinner Party Download:
The Joyful Secret of Mel Brooks’ Success

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The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection

They don’t make television like this anymore! It’s laugh-out-loud comedy for the whole family. This amazing collection includes the best of Carol’s classic sketches, timeless comedy routines and legendary guest stars. Plus, you’ll enjoy over 20 hours of BONUS features including Carol’s start on The Garry Moore Show, rare comedy sketches, exclusive interviews (including Betty White, Carl Reiner, Bernadette Peters, Amy Poehler and others), and 13 featurettes.

It’s the most comprehensive collection of The Carol Burnett Show ever released in one set.

Fresh Air:
Carol Burnett Interview

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Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

The landmark public television series Austin City Limits has presented the best in contemporary and classic music for four decades. ACL observed its birthday in 2014 with Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years, a special featuring great performances by Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Foo Fighters, Jimmie Vaughan, Alabama Shakes and more. Hosted by Oscar-winning actor/musician Jeff Bridges and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years honors not only ACL but also the power of music to entertain, inspire, and move millions every Saturday night.

Austin City Limits:
History of Austin City Limits in 90 seconds

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Nest Cam

See your home on your phone. You're not always around to make sure your home is safe — or to see where the dog hid your shoe. Nest Cam lets you check in, even when you’re out. Stream securely in full 1080p HD. Night vision helps you keep an eye on things around the clock. Talk and listen features allow you to hear the baby (or tell your dog to get off the couch).

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Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from HBO GO, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Watch ESPN, Crunchyroll, MLS, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.

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All-New Kindle Paperwhite

Introducing the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, featuring our highest resolution display, hand-crafted font Bookerly, and a new typesetting engine for even more beautiful rendering of pages.

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Bluetooth Shower Speaker

For those that like to sing a cappella in the shower, now you can invite the whole band. The Bluetooth Shower Speaker is a wireless speaker with superior audio playback. Easy pairing means it's simple to connect to a wide range of Bluetooth audio devices. With a water-resistant casing and extra strong suction cap, this speaker can be enjoyed in the shower, bathtub, beach, or boat.

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Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

The newly developed 35mm Exmor R CMOS sensor is the world’s first full-frame sensor with back-illuminated structure. The camera also features shutter vibration suppression, first curtain shutter, and silent shutter, simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC and 4K movie recording.

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Of Interest to Fans of Public Radio
 

The Writer’s Almanac is a five-minute radio gem that is a listener favorite and heard by more than two million listeners on almost 400 public radio stations across the country. The Writer’s Almanac features Garrison Keillor as he recounts the highlights of that day in history and reads a short poem or two. The program features the classic signature sign-off “Be Well, Do Good Work and Keep in Touch.”


Good Poems was the first anthology of poetry assembled from poems that were featured on The Writer’s Almanac. It contains a wide and varied selection of poems chosen by Garrison Keillor including listener favorites “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver and “A Blessing” by James Wright, plus others from Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds, among others.

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Also available is our daily newsletter, where you can listen to the poem read by Garrison Keillor or read the written version as it is sent directly to your inbox for your convenience. Oh, and it’s free! A great resource for poetry lovers. You can sign up here if you don’t already receive it.

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Have a great week!
David Edin
dedin@mpr.org
Merchandise Manager