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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today guest host Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard. He’ll talk to Frank Partnoy about why we should delay making decisions both big and small. We’ll look at the role that race has played in professional sports over last 20th century. Comedian, writer, and musician Dave Hill discusses his first collection of essays called Tasteful Nudes...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation. American Film Institute founder George Stevens, Jr., talks about the art of making movies and the people who have shaped the industry.

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Andy Borowitz

The Art and Science of Delay

Frank Partnoy explains how delaying our reactions to everyday choices—large and small—can improve the quality of our lives. In Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, he finds that effective decision-making runs counter to our fast-paced world and argues that we benefit from  slowing down our responses decisions.

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Athletes and Race in the Last Century

Theresa Runstedtler and David J. Leonard discuss race in sports. Runstedtler is the author of Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner: Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line, about the first African American World Heavyweight Champion (1908-1915) and his battles with racism around the world. Leonard is the author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness, about the 2004 “Palace Brawl,” a fight between NBA players Ron Artest and Ben Wallace that dramatically altered outside perceptions of the sport.

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Dave Hill's Tasteful Nudes

Comedian, writer, and musician Dave Hill tells us about his first collection of non-fiction essays. Tasteful Nudes:…And Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation includes his stories about stolen meat, animal attacks, young love, death, naked people, clergymen, rock 'n' roll, irritable Canadians, and prison. 

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George Stevens, Jr. on the Great Moviemakers

Writer, director, producer, and founder of the American Film Institute George Stevens, Jr. talks about the art of making movies. Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers: The Next Generation features interviews with movie directors, producers, writers, actors, cameramen, composers, and editors.

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