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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

On today's show: We'll find out how Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ate jockeying for power. Alan and Susan Raymond discuss their documentary “Journey Into Dyslexia.”  Then actor, writer, and comedian Paul Reiser talks about the challenges and humor of being married with children, the subject of his new book Familyhood. And writer, actor, and director Albert Brooks talks about his career and his new novel, set in the future.

Russian Politics

Charles Clover of the Financial Times joins us for a look at Russian politics and the jockeying between President Dmitri Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the country prepares for its presidential election next year.

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“Journey Into Dyslexia”

Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond discuss their documentary “Journey Into Dyslexia.” It explores and debunks myths of the most prevalent learning disability, dyslexia, which is neurobiological in origin and typically manifests through difficulty in reading, writing, spelling and math, and affects up to­ ten percent of the population in the U.S. "Journey Into Dyslexia" debuts May 11, at 8 pm, on HBO2.

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Paul Reiser on Familyhood

Actor, writer, and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser talks about his career and shares his observations on parenting, marriage, and mid-life. His new book Familyhood, which follows his bestselling books Couplehood and Babyhood, looks at the experience of raising kids, and gives his trademark perspective on the universal truths of life, love, and relationships.

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Albert Brooks on His Novel, Twenty Thirty

Writer, actor, and director Albert Brooks talks about his career and his new novel. Twenty Thirty: The Real Story of What Happens to America is set in the future, when America’s population is rapidly ageing and sucking up dwindling resources.

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