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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Time magazine’s Alice Park brings us up-to-date on the latest science on stem cell research and its potential to change lives. Then Dean Martin’s daughter talks about her father’s career and life. Eleanor Henderson talks about her new novel Ten Thousand Saints. And the gurus of how-to, Alvin and Larry Ubell, take your calls on the nuts and bolts of home repair!

Stem Cell Hope

Alice Park, senior science writer at Time magazine, talks about the history and future of stem cell research, and the medical advances it makes possible. The Stem Cell Hope: How Stem Cell Medicine Can Change Our Lives introduces the cutting-edge science and how it is revolutionizing medicine and changing the way we think about and treat disease.

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Deana Martin on the Legendary Dean Martin

Deana Martin talks about her father, the legendary entertainer Dean Martin. The newly released DVD box set “The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show” features hundreds of guest segments, sketches and musical performances from the show, which ran on NBC from 1965 to 1974, and included guests such as: Orson Welles, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Duke Ellington, Rodney Dangerfield, George Burns, Tony Bennett, The Andrews Sisters, and Woody Allen. A hardcover book and 2-CD collection titled Cool Then, Cool Now and two collections of Dean Martin’s music, “Classic Dino: The Best Of Dean Martin” and a re-release of the Platinum-certified “Dino: The Essential Dean Martin” are forthcoming.

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Ten Thousand Saints

Eleanor Henderson discusses her novel, Ten Thousand Saints. It tells the story of a boy named Jude, who was adopted by hippies and spends much of his youth getting high with his best friend, Teddy. But when Teddy dies of an overdose, Jude's relationship with drugs and with his parents sinks to new extremes.

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The Gurus of How-To on Summertime Home Maintenance

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, are here to offer advice on home repair matters.

Call 646-829-3985 with your questions or leave a comment below.

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Guest Picks: Deana Martin

The daughter of Dean Martin, Deana Martin, tells us about her love of aviation and shares some of her favorite picks with us.

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