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Author and Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep details the story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States.

Also, take a trip with author Mike Graf and discover the beauty of America’s unforgettable landscapes with this three-dimensional tour of its national parks. 

Each of the 59 U.S. national parks is profiled in this illustrated visual guide, and five of the nation’s most prominent parks—Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Everglades, and Badlands—are featured as large pop-up models that you will assemble using the included press-out pieces.

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Eric Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic. His work, "Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation," explores how prejudice, racism, and sexism fuels some elements of modern media, was published in October 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. 

 

A journalist for over two decades, Deggans spent time at the Tampa Bay Times in various roles and has also contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Village Voice.

Local researcher Maris Thompson collected stories of immigration in the German American Midwest during World War I. Award-winning NPR journalist Tom Gjelten talked to immigrant families in Virginia for his book A Nation of Nations. This week join Nancy for immigration stories past and present.


Author and Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep details the story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States.

Blue Dot 133: The Big One

Feb 15, 2019
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Dave is joined by Blue Dot's expert on all things seismological, Ken Hudnut from the United States Geological Survey in Pasadena as they interview the host and creator of The Big One podcast from KPCC (also in Pasadena!).