Raising Readers: Summer
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Fresh Air Weekend: Joel McHale, 'Friendship,' And 'The Great Fish Swap'
Comedian Joel McHale talks bad TV and filming a thriller; Maureen Corrigan says Friendship is a startlingly nice novel; and author Paul Greenberg discusses why most of the fish we eat is imported.
On The Hunt For The Nation's Best Burrito
Anna Maria Barry-Jester has been traveling the USA, eating, photographing, blogging and ranking the nation's burritos. She tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the epic journey.
Remembering An 'Unbroken' Hero Of WWII
In 2010, NPR's Scott Simon interviewed Laura Hillenbrand about her book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. The hero of that book, Louis Zamperini, died this week.
Raffi Returns Recording With A New Album For Kids
NPR's Tamara Keith picked up her banana phone to talk with beloved musician Raffi Cavoukian about his first children's album in 12 years, Love Bug.
Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigragration
This week the House Homeland Security Committee met to talk about minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.
In Honduras, Gangs Tell Boys, Join Or Be Killed
A large proportion of young people showing up at the southern U.S. border come from Honduras. Societal pressures there, like poverty and gang violence, are fueling the exodus.
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