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Why I Make Sam Go to Church, from Traveling Mercies

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Reading

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Novelist and essayist Anne Lamott is known for her candor and humor on subjects such as addiction, religion, and motherhood. "Why I Make Sam Go to Church" is taken from Traveling…

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Woke Up Black (clip)

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Video

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"“Woke Up Black” is a 2011 documentary produced and directed by filmmaker Mary Morten that focuses on five African-American college students from the Chicago area. The youth, ages 16-21, represent…

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Untitled (photograph of an Afghan National Army Recruit)

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Image

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Emilio Morenatti began his photojournalism career in Spain covering both national and international events, then traveled to the Middle East as a correspondent for the Associated Press. This photograph is…

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What Happened During the Ice Storm

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Reading

Overview

Jim Heynen is a teacher, short story writer, and regular contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. "What Happened During the Ice Storm" tells of an ice storm in a rural place.…