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Monday, May 23, 2011

New York Times columnist Gail Collins weighs in on the intersection of sex and politics, New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin  talks about the surprising impact of Bernie Madoff's crimes on New York baseball; where music and science intersect; a call-in about whether growing up in the city better prepares you for life; and more on The Influencing Machine with Brooke Gladstone.

Sex and Politics

New York Times columnist Gail Collins discusses the intersection of sex and politics in light of recent scandals.

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Open Phones: Better Growing Up In The City?

Listeners: Do you think growing up in a diverse, big city better prepares you for life? Does it give you a leg up in some way? Or are you thankful you didn't? Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC or comment here!

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Mets and Madoff

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker and CNN legal analyst, reports on his talk with Mets owner Fred Wilpon about his relationship with Bernie Madoff.

"Madoff's Curveball" appears in this week's New Yorker.

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Music and Science

Elena Mannes, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker and the author of The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song (Walker & Company, 2011), takes a scientific look at music and its effects on the body.

Event: Elena Mannes will be reading tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24, at 6pm at the Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Avenue.  She will also participate in a panel discussion Thursday, June 2, at 6:30pm, at the Mannes College, The New School for Music.

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Reporting Stories and Influencing People: 4- The Narrative

Continuing a series of conversations, Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, talks about her new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, a work of graphic nonfiction illustrated by Josh Neufeld, which explains the history and workings of the media. Today: the narrative bias when the story needs a beginning, middle and end.

The book launch is tonight, 5/23, at 7 p.m. at McNally Jackson at 52 Prince Street

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