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France Mourns a Master Baker

People from all points of the globe delight in the crusty bread baked by Lionel Poilane, who died in a helicopter crash this week. Poilane's daughters will keep the business -- and their father's memory -- alive. NPR's Scott Simon and Alice Furlaud remember the master baker.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
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