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Actress Mia Farrow on the History of Her Life

Farrow has a new memoir called "What Falls Away." She's the daughter of actress Maureen O'Sullivan and writer John Farrow. As a young actress she starred in "Peyton Place" and "Rosemary's Baby." She was married to Frank Sinatra and then Andre Previn, and has 14 children, many of them adopted. Her 12-year relationship with Woody Allen ended with his affair with Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi.


A Poor Mother Turns to Crime to Provide for Her Family

Washington Post reporter Leon Dash won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his eight part series "Rosa Lee's Story." He has turned that into the new book ,"Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America." It shows Lee's day to day life in one of Washington D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods.


A Tribute to Mothers from Fresh Air's Archives

In celebration of Mother's Day, we replay select clips of past interview with guests talking about their mothers, including comedian Jimmy Tingle; filmmaker Paul Mazusky; author Robb Forman Dew, and writer Gary Paulsen.


Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Former First Lady, Barbara Bush. She's written her memoir, which she describes as a story of a "life of privilege." The book chronicles her early life, her marriage to George Bush during World War Two at the age of 19, and the political path that took them to the White House. She also writes about a depression she fell into in the mid-1970s in which she wept each night in the arms of her husband, and had thoughts about crashing her car into a tree or oncoming auto. The depression finally lifted on its own.


Poetry Legend Nikki Giovanni.

Poet Nikki Giovanni joins the show to discuss her latest work "Those Who Ride the Night Winds," the life of a poet, African American poets, rap, and women poets.

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