07/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michele Norris Taking Summer Off From NPR To Write Book About Race

Michele Norris, one of the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered, told listeners at the end of Friday's show that they wouldn't be hearing her voice again until the fall. The reason for her absence, she said, is that she's going on leave for the summer to work on a book of original, reported essays about race in America.

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