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Each day, Garrison Keillor reads a poem and relates stories of significant events touching literary history.

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How to Clean an Oil-Slicked Penguin by Andrew Gent | Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Like the punch line to a very bad joke the obvious and actual answer is: “carefully”. First, you must learn to hold the penguin from behind, to avoid the beak, pressing both wings against the body until you need to hold each out (again, carefully) to clean in and around the extremities. Next, contrary to... Read more »