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Friday, August 19, 2011

View of the WikiLeaks homepage taken in Washington on November 28, 2010. Whistleblower website WikiLeaks unleashed a flood of US cables detailing shocking diplomatic episodes. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty)

Today's show is a best-of, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!

The work of Wikileaks and Private Bradley Manning is being compared to the Pentagon Papers case from 40 years ago. Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the classified documents known as the Pentagon Papers, and James Goodale, the attorney who represented The New York Times in the case, explain the significance of the case today. Plus: the role of individuals when crisis and disaster strikes; molecular gastronomy with world-famous chef Ferran Adria; the many spheres of Harlem; and how language in the 400-year-old King James Bible influences our speech today.  

Daniel Ellsberg On Wikileaks

Daniel Ellsberg discusses the Wikileaks case, which he sees as analogous to his 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers.

Pentagon Papers Legacy and WikiLeaks

James Goodale, former vice chairman and general counsel of The New York Times and a lead lawyer in the Pentagon Papers case, discusses the WikiLeaks case on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Pentagon Papers decision.

Thinking in an Emergency

Elaine Scarry, author of Thinking in an Emergency, discusses her new book about how only a powerful few in the world are in charge if disaster strikes - and what everybody else can do about it.

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Famed Chef: Ferran Adrià on Training Young Chefs

Ferran Adrià, head chef at legendary restaurant El Bulli and creator of "culinary foam," and Lisa Abend, journalist and author of the new book The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adrià's El Bulli, discuss the culinary movement Adrià began and the kitchen culture at El Bulli.

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Her Harlem

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, contributor to Transition Magazine and author of Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America, talks about the history and future of Harlem as the center of Black America.


The King James Bible Turns 400

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Linguist and author of Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language, David Crystal, discusses its impact on the English language over the last four centuries.

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