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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

On today’s show: Robert and Edward Skidelsky help us determine what the true value of money is, and what it should be. Performance artist Marina Abramovic joins us, along with directors Matthew Akers and Jeff Dupre, to discuss their new documentary “Marina
Abramovic: The Artist Is Present.” Alix Ohlin talks about her novel Inside, and her collection of short stories called Signs and
Wonders
. And the Gurus of How-To, Al & Larry Ubell, field questions about your home repair woes!

Money and the Good Life

Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky argue that economics is a moral science, and they trace the concept of the good life from Aristotle to the present day. In their book How Much Is Enough? Money and the Good Life, they investigate what the good life really means, what the true value of money is, and why we concentrate so much on acquiring greater wealth.

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"Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present"

Performance artists Marina Abramovic speaks about her career and the documentary “Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present,” along with director Matthew Akers and producer/co-director Jeff Dupre. The documentary opens at Film Forum June 13, and will premiere on HBO on July 2.

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Novelist Alix Ohlin

Alix Ohlin talks about her new novel Inside and her book of short stories, Signs and Wonders. Inside is a novel of entwined lives, and the collection of stories illuminates the connections between all of us—connections we make and connections we break.

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The Gurus of How-To Ease Into Summer

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

Call 212-433-9692 with your questions or leave a comment below!

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