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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Taylor Branch

Oct 7, 2009 — Taylor Branch's book, The Clinton Tapes, documents dozens of private interviews with the former president. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Branch to talk about the Clinton years, and stories heating up in political circles.
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Sep 28, 2009 — During the eight years that Bill Clinton was president of the United States, he secretly recorded interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch.
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Apr 4, 2008 — Taylor Branch spent nearly 24 years researching and writing a three-volume biography of Martin Luther King Jr. He joins Fresh Air to disccuss the struggles and triumphs of the last three years of King's life.
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Sep 3, 2006 — This summer, we've talked to authors, scientists, performers and others to find out what they've been reading, for work and for fun. We also asked our listeners to tell us what books have kept them up through the night, eager to find out how the story ends.
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Feb 2, 2006 — Listener Paul from Cedar Falls, Iowa, recommends the biographical series on Martin Luther King Jr. by author Taylor Branch.
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Jan 20, 2006 — Ed Gordon talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch about his new book At Canaan's Edge — the final installment in a trilogy of histories about the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Jan 15, 2006 — In historian Taylor Branch's At Canaan's Edge, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is a citizen of his time. The peace marches of 1963; the Watts riots of 1965; the Vietnam conflict that dominated the late '60s — King spoke about them all.
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