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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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  • 4 beach read lists for your summer vacation

    I am bringing "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson, "How Fiction Works" by James Woods, and "An Officer and a Spy" by Robert Harris on my trip.
  • Video: Inside The Daily Circuit studio with Tom Weber

    MPR News Reporter Tim Post is working on a special video project this summer and took some time today to install his GoPro cameras in the studio.
  • 4 history book recommendations

    Books that chronicle Stalin's rise, Nixon's fall and the epic journey of one the great men of the 20th century.
  • Op-ed pick: Why France is still a good place for bookstores

    "The new measure is part of France’s effort to promote “biblio-diversity” and help independent bookstores compete. Here, there’s no big bookseller with the power to suddenly turn off the spigot."

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