Morning Edition Extra, August 23, 2013

Today on Morning Edition Extra, we hear some voices in the news this week. Then we head to the hills of Western Massachusetts for a mushroom forging expedition. And we check in with children’s author Mo Willems on learning to draw. And, with school days around the corner, commentator Jacqueline Sheehan remembers when her 4th grade classroom provided an escape from a personal tragedy.

Correction: This segment , as aired on August 23, 2013, included an incorrect last name for our commentator. Our apologies to Jacqueline Sheehan.