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Playwright, actor and director Sam Shepard

Playwright, actor and director Sam Shepard has a new book of short stories, Great Dream of Heaven. Shepard won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Buried Child and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. This interview first aired Mar. 31, 1998.

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Getting the Shmootz on Yiddish

In his new book Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods, Michael Wex explores the history and culture of Yiddish: its complaints, curses and codes.

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