Teenager Murray Keifer just doesn't fit in at school. And it doesn't help that his mother is too busy entertaining male friends to be involved in his life. His only friends are "Dearly" and "Beloved": dead people buried in the local cemetery. That's right, Murray talks to the dead. But Murray's peaceful and unusual world is torn asunder when he hears the voice of missing teen Nikki Parker, buried in someone else's grave.
Tonight on the program, Jim Fallows of The Atlantic discusses his piece, "China's Great Leap Forward."
We continue with David Leonhardt of The New York Times.
We conclude with an interview and performance by country musician Margo Price. Her new album is called Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.