Day 6 | Jan 18, 2013 | 8:06

George Saunders' Tenth of December: Should You Read It?

We're less than a full month into 2013 and some have already crowned the book of the year. Receiving almost unanimous praise from critics and readers alike, George Saunders' new short story collection, Tenth of December has the literary world buzzing. But, should you read it? Books columnist and editor Becky Toyne gives Day 6 the details.

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Day 6 - New Mafia Kingpins - The 'NdranghetaOct 6, 2012 | 11:25Day 6 New Mafia Kingpins - The 'Ndrangheta Audio
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Day 6 Riffed From The Headlines 01/03/14 Feb 28, 2014 | 1:17Riffed From The Headlines is our weekly quiz where we choose three riffs that are linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag.
Day 6 - Survivorman shares his sub zero survival tipsJan 10, 2014 | 7:09Day 6 Survivorman shares his sub zero survival tips Audio
Day 6 Survivorman shares his sub zero survival tips Jan 10, 2014 | 7:09Having camped in the freezing temperatures of the Arctic Les Stroud, also known as Survivorman, knows a few tricks that can help us deal with the recent cold that has engulfed our country. In a conversation with Brent, he shared some of his survival tips.
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Day 6 The bartender who discovered Stompin' Tom Connors Mar 9, 2013 | 9:28Gaetan Lepine was tending bar at the Maple Leaf Tavern in Timmins, Ontario when a tall, skinny drifter walked in with a guitar. Lepine offered him a beer for a song, and the legend of Stompin' Tom Connors was born. The two men became lifelong friends and collaborators.
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Day 6 - Sinkhole superheroesAug 16, 2013 | 8:02Day 6 Sinkhole superheroes Audio
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Day 6 - Episode 168: Psychedelics' Therapeutic Potential, Busting the TSA, Grandfather of the Snowboard and moreFeb 7, 2014 | 55:00Day 6 Episode 168: Psychedelics' Therapeutic Potential, Busting the TSA, Grandfather of the Snowboard and more Audio
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