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Kee Malesky

Her name may be a familiar one, but what does being an NPR librarian actually mean? Find out about her new book "Learn Something New Every Day: 365 Facts to Fulfill Your Life"

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kee malesky book jacket portrait Kee Malesky's newest book is "Learn Something New Every Day: 365 Facts to Fulfill Your Life"

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If you are a dedicated NPR news listener, you may have a lot of unusual names floating around in your head. One name that has appeared at the end of virtually every Morning Edition and All Things Considered broadcast from the last two decades is that of NPR librarian Kee Malesky.

While her true given name is Christine, she's chosen to be called "Kee" ever since her baby sister used that name for her while learning to talk. And as interesting a fact as that may be, it's not even one that is included in Kee's recently published book Learn Something New Every Day: 365 Facts to Fulfill Your Life.

Mark McLemore spoke with Kee Malesky just after hurricane Sandy had struck the Washington D.C. area, which made getting in contact difficult at first. But, after dealing with her own family's leaky roof, Kee was able to return to work and verify that the NPR library was untouched by flood waters...


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