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Ivan Illich

Jacki Lyden notes the death of sociologist Ivan Illich at age 76. Illich was a one-time priest who quit out of frustration with the bureaucracy. He became a strong opponent of institutionalized religion and learning, and was perhaps best known for his authorship of Deschooling Society, in 1971.

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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.