Terry Gross, host of NPR's Fresh Air, is famous for her interviews that probe into the lives, loves and work of notable people. What would she talk about if her interviews were more about her own life? Her love of classic character actor Charles Laughton,...

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Books "make people who are not like us more human," says Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. She grew up loving books and their ability to make readers more empathetic to unfamiliar ideas and characters, even when all the readi...

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Manu Prakash has always loved science, but as a child in India, couldn't afford the traditional tools that would have empowered him to explore his passion. Now he's making sure children all around the world don't go without, by inventing and distributing...

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As filmmaker Damon Davis tells it, being black in America comes with anxiety. To survive, he says, you're constantly walking on eggshells because the way you talk and the clothes on your back can be used as a weapon against you. Davis, co-director of the...

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