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Dec 19, 2013 — Food Network host Pat Neely of Down Home With the Neelys, talks with host Michel Martin about why comfort food should be on every holiday table.
Dec 15, 2013 — Writer Paul Auster explores his own intellectual and moral maturation in his new book Report from the Interior. It's his fifth book about his own life, but Auster says it's not himself he's interested in.
Dec 15, 2013 — Each Lenten season, Christians travel to Rome to visit a different martyr's shrine each day. The pilgrim-worn path, which dates back to the dawn of Christianity, includes some of the city's most striking churches and historic art. Theologian George Weigel, author of Roman Pilgrimage, says the journey grounded his faith in real places and people.
Dec 15, 2013 — The StoryCorps project has collected more than 50,000 stories, many of them shared on NPR's airwaves, and it recently marked its 10th anniversary with a book: Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude From the First Ten Years of StoryCorps. David Isay, the project's creator, tells NPR's Rachel Martin that StoryCorps is like "a shake on the shoulder every week ... reminding you: this is what's important."
Dec 15, 2013 — The heroes of The Guardian Princess Alliance wait for no Prince Charmings: They battle to save the world from modern environmental threats, like genetically altered crops.