Holding Back

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

As the sex-abuse case at Penn State continues to cast a shadow over the school, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera discusses what this case means for putting college football in perspective. Plus: former Secretary of Defense William Cohen on his work of fiction about a diplomat after a nuclear attack; the theories fringe physicists have about the world; and Lawrence Weschler revisits some of his non-fiction essays. 

Playing with Fire

Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen talks about his new book, Blink of an Eye, a thriller about a national security advisor in the aftermath of a nuclear attack on a U.S. city.

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Fringe Science

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Legal Standing of OWS

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly and Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, discuss  the legal standing of the Occupy Wall Street protesters here in New York City as well as around the country.

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Narrative Threads

Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU and author of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, revisits some of his past "adventures" in essays on topics ranging from digital imagery to human rights in the Balkans and Rwanda.

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Joe Nocera on Penn State

New York Times op ed columnist Joe Nocera discusses how Penn State can recover from the recent sex abuse scandal, and what the case means for college football.

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