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Monkey See
12:14 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Week In Theater And A Day To Appreciate Dads

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The Record
12:13 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

A Cover Album Is A Tiny Museum Of Songs

The cover of Justin Vivian Bond's album Silver Wells, on which the cabaret performer uses other people's songs to construct a plotline that echoes the Joan Didion novel Play It As It Lays.
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Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:40 pm

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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
12:03 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of June 14, 2012

Kiss the Dead, Laurell K. Hamilton's latest "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter" novel, debuts at No. 13.

Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
12:03 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of June 14, 2012

The Amateur, Edward Klein's critique of President Obama, debuts at No. 6.

Paperback Fiction Bestsellers
12:03 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of June 14, 2012

Set in a gaming-oriented dystopia, Ernest Cline's Ready Player One debuts at No. 15.

NPR Bestseller List
12:03 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Week Of June 14, 2012

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

From Our Listeners
11:36 am
Fri June 15, 2012

The Father's Day Gift That Keeps On Giving: Advice

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And we know you remember that this Sunday is Father's Day. All this week, we've been saluting fathers with essays by dads to dads in our series, Father to Father.

Today, our final essay comes from Everett Young of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

EVERETT YOUNG: September 29th, 2003. I remember the day like it was yesterday, that little dark chocolate baby the doctor put in my arms, seven pounds, seven ounces and 21 whole inches, my first-born son. He was perfect.

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Barbershop
11:36 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Will Lebron - Durant Matchup Go Down In History?

Host Michel Martin and the Barbershop guys discuss the trial of Penn State's Jerry Sandusky. The guys also weigh in on the NBA match-up between LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Plus, some boxing fans are fighting mad. They claim judges robbed Manny Pacquiao of the victory he deserved in last week's match. But was it good for boxing?

BackTalk
11:36 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Listeners: Is Perfect Attendance A Good Thing?

Host Michel Martin and Tell Me More Editor Ammad Omar crack open the mailbag for listener feedback. This week, not everyone is inspired by the student who had perfect attendance for 13 years. Plus, one listener is confused about whether Martin interviewed her own relative.

TED Radio Hour
10:02 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Why Do The Suburbs Still Matter?

"The really important issue is that we design great public spaces, and it's one of the pieces that in general has been missing from suburbia." — Ellen Dunham-Jones
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Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Future of Cities. Watch Ellen Dunham-Jones' full Talk -- Retrofitting Suburbia -- on TED.com.

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