Shaky Footing

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On today’s show: We’ll find out how the earthquake in Japan—the world’s third largest economy—is affecting the global marketplace. Then, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Darnton talks about his lifelong quest to learn about his father, who was killed in WWII while working as a correspondent for the New York Times. Environmental writer Eugene Linden tells us about the few remaining indigenous cultures that have refused to join the modern world. Sarah Vowell describes the Americanization of Hawaii in the late 19th century.