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  • 10:23am Jun 03, 2013
    Books Books

    Trial To Start In Apple Price-Fixing Dispute

    Apple appears in court Monday to face civil accusations by the Justice Department that it illegally conspired to fix e-book prices with other publishers. The government last year accused Apple of conspiring with five major publishers to raise prices for electronic books — something the government says has cost consumers many millions of dollars.
  • In Oqa, Afghanistan, Boston weaves a saddlebag for her husband's donkey. The weavers of Oqa also weave large carpets, earning less than $1 a day for their work.
    Courtesy Anna Badkhen
    8:18pm Jun 02, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    Mapping 'The World' Of A Remote Afghan Village

    Journalist Anna Badkhen chronicles life in a small Afghan village in her new book, The World Is A Carpet. A village of 240 people, Oqa survives on an old-time tradition of carpet weaving. Residents earn about 40 cents a day for carpets that eventually sell for $5,000 to $20,000 abroad.
  • Illustration: A little boy in a boat reads a book as the boat is picked up by an octopus.
    Andrew Bannecker
    8:34am May 31, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    Field Trip! 10 Books That Will Send Kids Exploring

    Children's librarian Mara Alpert recommends 10 titles that will send youngsters off on brand-new adventures. In these books, kids will learn what baby animals do on their first day of life, what baseball games are like in Japan, and what happens when you read a poem from bottom to top.
  • Oxycodone pills spill out of a pillbox
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    12:40pm May 30, 2013
    National National Science Books Arts Health & Safety

    How OxyContin's Pain Relief Built 'A World Of Hurt'

    New York Times reporter Barry Meier's new e-book explores opiate painkillers and the consequences that come with long-term use. He focuses in particular on OxyContin, how it came to be prescribed for chronic pain, what the consequences have been, and how it became a street drug.
  • 2:14pm May 27, 2013
    Books Books

    Marking The Moment With A Meaningful 'Exit'

    Exits are ubiquitous; grand or modest, we've all left something, from resigning from a job to waving goodbye to a friend. In Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free, author Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explores goodbyes through the stories of people in transition. (Originally broadcast June 11, 2012.)