Celebrating Jack Kerouac's 100th birthday; Cotton farming moves into the Midwest

Celebrating Jack Kerouac's 100th birthday; Cotton farming moves into the Midwest

By NPR

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Friday, 11 March

Celebrated author Jack Kerouac would have turned 100 on March 12. Kerouac biographer Joyce Johnson talks about Kerouac's iconic "On the Road" and his continued resonance for readers today. And climate change — combined with dwindling water resources and new infrastructure — means states like Kansas are becoming cotton countries. David Condos of the Kansas News Service reports.
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