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Battling the AK-47

Nov 20, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Larry Kahaner, author of a book about the AK-47. Kahaner explains the past and present significance of this deadly weapon — and why the Pentagon doesn't use it.
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Pynchon book will sell itself

Nov 20, 2006
Acclaimed novelist Thomas Pynchon won't be doing any publicity for his first book in nine years, but marketing "Against the Day" should be no problem. Lisa Napoli explains.
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Giving away a fortune

Oct 23, 2006
Andrew Carnegie spent half a lifetime amassing great wealth, and the other half trying to give it away. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with author David Nasaw about his biography of the famed businessman and philanthropist.
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The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report hosted by David Brancaccio that wraps up the morning news in a fun little package. Listen here every day at 10 a.m. PT or download it to your iPod by subscribing to the Morning Report Podcast.