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Friday In Depth: October 5, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Lonnie Dupre and Ann Bancroft on polar exploration

    Mountain climber and arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre has a new book out called "Life on Ice," which chronicles 25 years of polar exploration. Fellow Minnesotan Ann Bancroft is getting ready for another expedition in November 2012.

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  • 10:06 a.m.

    Adam Johnson on 'The Orphan Master's Son'

    Author Adam Johnson discusses his acclaimed novel "The Orphan Master's Son." The book tells the story of Pak Jun Do, a young man who grew up in North Korea in the orphanage his father ran.

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    Life After Murder: Can prisoners be redeemed?

    Journalist Nancy Mullane went into an assignment to report on the costs of incarceration. Out of her time spent behind bars with prisoners, Mullane has pulled out the stories of five convicted murderers who were sentenced to life without parole in her new book, "Life After Murder."

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The Daily Circuit Blog

  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.
  • The great seat reclining debate of 2014

    "In effect, to increase the number of cabin seats, the space allotted to each passenger must be reduced. However, this reduced comfort remains tolerable for the passengers in as much as the flight lasts only one or a few hours."
  • 5 books to read this weekend

    Head to the library or bookstore to pick up one of these titles.

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