For the average NPR listener, hearing the name Garrison Keillor may summon up the sound of his voice: deep and soothing, wise and mischievous, but with a palpable tinge of sadness. Keillor spoke at Seattle’s University Bookstore on June 12.
When we think about blankets, we usually conjure comforting images: babies swaddled in flannel wraps, colorful afghans hand knit by loved ones, puffy quilts that we snuggle under when the weather is cold.
When artist Marie Watt thinks about blankets, she sees the raw materials for sculpture.
Marcie Sillman speaks with author Deborah Rodriquex about her new book, "Margarita Wednesdays."
Rodriguez' best-selling memoir "Kabul Beauty School" chronicles her years in Afghanistan, and her role in helping women their learn a trade. Rodriguez had to flee Afghanistan shortly after her U.S. book tour and the experience left her with post traumatic stress disorder.
"Margarita Wednesdays" describes how the journey to recovery brought her back into a hair salon.