The Art of War

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

On today’s show: Errol Louis takes a look at what's in store for Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address. Curator John Guy tells us about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900.” William Doyle discusses the important work of Captain Travis Patriquin, who was instrumental in turning the tide of the war in Iraq before he was killed by an IED. And we’ll learn about an important maritime battle of the war of 1812.

Errol Louis on the State of New York State

Errol Louis, host of NY1’s “Inside City Hall,” joins us to talk about Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address.


Preview of the Iowa Caucuses

The 2012 presidential election cycle officially kicks off tonight with the Republican caucus in Iowa. O. Kay Henderson, News Director for Radio Iowa, describes the last few days of campaigning, what’s been different about the race for this year’s caucuses, and what we can expect tonight.

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Master Painters of India

Curator John Guy discusses “Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900,” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition includes some 220 works selected according to identifiable hands and named artists, dispelling the notion of anonymity in Indian art. The high points of artistic innovation in the history of Indian painting are demonstrated through works by 40 of the greatest Indian painters, some of whom are identified for the first time.


Captain Travis Patriquin and the Awakening of Iraq

William Doyle tells the story of Captain Travis Patriquin and his role in turning the tide of violence in the Iraq war. An Arabic linguist, Patriquin set out to establish a crucial network with tribal leaders.  In 2006, he unleashed a diplomatic and cultural charm offensive—the Sunni Awakening, the tribal revolt against Al Qaeda that led to a dramatic drop in violence. A Soldier's Dream: Captain Travis Patriquin and the Awakening of Iraq is a tribute to him.

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Knights of the Sea

David Hanna describes the sea battle between the sailing ships the Boxer and the Enterprise in the waters off Pemaquid Point, Maine, during the War of 1812. Knights of the Sea tells the story of this military turning point that became emblematic of a maritime era that would soon be gone forever.

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