Saturday, June 30

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Growing up with Charlie Brown.

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Listening to the Big Star songwriter, who left the group before dying in a solo car crash at 27.

His voice, on the recordings, is too sensitive. That's meant not as an aesthetic judgment. It wasn't too sensitive for the material, in other words. It was too sensitive for life. You listen to him sing, closely, and if you don't know another thing about what happened to him, you know that the guy with that voice is not going to last.

Friday, June 29

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On the road with three high school show choirs and a dream.

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How six different people live off six different, and wildly varying, incomes.

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How the author became tangled up with an international con man who may or may not have murdered several people.

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Life as a police informant.

Thursday, June 28

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On June 4, 1989, the bodies of Jo, Michelle and Christe were found floating in Tampa Bay. This is the story of the murders, their aftermath, and the handful of people who kept faith amid the unthinkable.

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A profile of Chief Justice John Roberts.

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How Obama’s immigration enforcement policies got away from him.

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Transcript of the 1969 Montreal "bed-in."
JOHN: How long have you been there, in the teepee? I mean, before you sussed the wind and everything, and you know, got your senses back? ROSEMARY: We had to put the teepee up three times before it was right. It’s like you can touch it, and it resounds like a drone, and then it’s perfect, the canvas. It’s a wind instrument that plays like a drone.
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How, and why, the world got it wrong.

Wednesday, June 27

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John MacNeil was convicted by the state of Massachusetts of second-degree murder. He was given a life sentence. He escaped. He was caught. Through an incredible feat of jailhouse lawyering, he somehow got himself paroled and exiled to Canada. Then he came home.