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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent for The Atlantic Magazine, June 2014. (Andre Chung for The Washington Post/Getty)

A Literary Exploration of America’s Racial History

"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates has spent much of the summer at the top of the non-fiction best-seller list. It's a powerful meditation on race framed as a letter to Coates' teenage son—a book Toni Morrison and many others have declared "required reading" for all Americans. Here, a roundtable of Takeaway listeners discuss this moving work about race, history, and the United States.

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Today's Takeaways: The Home-School Lobby, Playing Politics, Dangerous Food Fights

The Takeaway examines a new investigation from Slate and ProPublica, gerrymandering in Florida, and Chinese spying.