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Steve Lopez on Nathaniel Ayers--Laurel Hill Cemetery--Fashioning Kimono--The Ephrata Cloister

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Woman?s Kimono, Japan, 1912?26 (Taish? period), Machine-spun silk plain weave with stencil-printed warp threads (meisen), The Montgomery Collection, Lugano, Switzerland

We listen back to Jim Cotter's interview with writer Steve Lopez. His story of destitute musician Nathaniel Ayers is now being made into a major Hollywood movie.

Tom Keels explores how Laurel Hill Cemetery, a Victorian-era burial ground, is helping local area residents to grieve for those lost to war and urban violence.

Susan Lewis looks at modern art in the Japanese kimono, in an exhibition now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jason Peifer visits Lancaster County's Ephrata Cloister, one of America's earliest religious communities. Founded in 1732, the 28-acre site is now a National Historic Landmark.

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