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StoryCorps: Ten Years Of Getting Choked Up Listening To Public Radio

Nov. 26
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Over the last 10 years more than 100,000 people have participated in StoryCorps, making it the largest single collection of human voices.

How A Quadriplegic Man Of San Diego And Sweden Views The World

Nov. 18
By Nathan John
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David Thulin, a dual citizen of Sweden and the United States, flies across the world to capture architectural beauty as he sees it -- from a wheelchair. This is his story.

'Why We Left' Explores Reasons Behind Early English Immigration

Nov. 18
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SDSU professor and author Joanna Brooks says some of what you thought you knew about America's first European immigrants — is not necessarily so.

Jared Diamond Compares Traditional Societies To WEIRD Nations

Nov. 7
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Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs and Steel" talks about his new book about what we can learn from traditional societies.

Family Separation Across Border Leaves Lasting Emotional Distance

Oct. 23
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Award-winning novelist Reyna Grande is out with a memoir about her childhood spent in Mexico — while her parents worked in the United States.

How To Navigate Frustrating Customer Service Experiences 'The Smart Way'

Oct. 15
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A new guidebook can help you through your next encounter with an unresponsive service worker, and even build some respect.

The Experiences Of Widowers Through Stories And Photos

Sept. 11
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The stories and faces of people who've suffered the loss of a spouse are profiled in a new book by San Diego writer and photographer Judith Fox.

From 'The Cooked Seed,' Writer Anchee Min Sows A Path In America

May 15
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Bestselling author Anchee Min's second memoir "The Cooked Seed," tells the story of Min's life as an American immigrant.

Bob And Ray: All-American Americans

Aug. 27
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A new book pays homage to Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, who kept Americans in stitches -- mainly on the radio -- with their deadpan, ultra serious and totally absurd sketches.

San Diego Mom Offers Advice For Summer Road Trips

July 23
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San Diego mom Gretchen Breuner pulled her three kids out of school, put them in a used RV and took them on a 10,000 mile adventure across the United States.

San Diego Author Profiles Forgotten Civil War Hero

July 3
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It's been 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg. The book, Surgeon in Blue, introduces us to a Civil War hero who set the standard for military medicine in America's bloodiest battle.

The Central Library Moves Hidden Treasures Out Into The Public Eye

June 28
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As the San Diego Central Library empties five floors of its shelves and moves to a new nine-floor building, many hidden items will become available.

Rants And Raves: Max Brooks And 'World War Z'

June 19
By Beth Accomando
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Hollywood’s version of the zombie apocalypse invades theaters this weekend with Brad Pitt and “World War Z” (opening June 21 throughout San Diego). But the film uses little more than the title of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel.

Joe Hill On His New Book 'NOS4A2'

May 20
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Horror writer Joe Hill's new novel, "NOS4A2," came out April 30. Listen to his full interview with KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando.

One Book, One San Diego Unveils 2013 Title

May 13
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KPBS is proud to announce the One Book, One San Diego book winner for 2013: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.