Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about people who beat the odds. In Lauren Groff’s “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners,” read by Amy Ryan, a sensitive boy grows up in a house full of snakes. Then, writer Kiese Laymon recalls coming of age in racist Jackson, Mississippi in his memoir “How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America,” read by Brandon J. Dirden.
The world's highly skilled immigrants are increasingly living in just four nations, according to new World Bank research highlighting the challenges of brain drain for non-English-speaking and developing countries. WSJ's Adam Creighton explains.