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A Journalist Goes Back to the Farm

Investigative reporter Howard Kohn has covered stories like the Patty Hearst kidnapping and the death of Karen Silkwood. When his father's health started to fail, Kohn decided to move back to the family farm in Michigan. His new memoir, The Last Farmer, documents that experience, and considers the relationship between parents and their adult children.

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Other segments from the episode on December 20, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 20, 1988: Interview with Frank Oz; Commentary on blues music; Interview with Howard Kohn; Review of Len Deighton's novel "Spy Hook."

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