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Talking Volumes

Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune newspaper are proud to announce the 18th season of Talking Volumes. The Talking Volumes series is hosted by award-winning journalist Kerri Miller.

Sept. 14: Sherman Alexie
Sept. 27: Jacqueline Woodson
Oct. 19: Amy Tan
Oct. 31: Ron Chernow
Nov. 16: Dan Brown

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