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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Elliott Forrest fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with Michael Lemonick about climate change and the future “global weirdness” he sees coming. We’ll look at the dark side of SeaWorld, and the problems with holding killer whales in captivity. Two of the stars of “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” a new musical comedy featuring the music and lyrics of the Gershwins, talk about the show. And Lisa Miller looks at the money-empathy gap.

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Elliott Forrest

Global Weirdness

Michael D. Lemonick summarizes what we know about the science of climate change; explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future; and lays out in practical terms what we can and cannot do to avoid further shifts. The 60 entries in the book Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future broaden our understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives, provides incontrovertible facts to make informed decisions about the future of the planet and of humankind.

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Death at SeaWorld

David Kirby exposes the dark side of SeaWorld. His book Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity tells the story of the two-decade fight against SeaWorld, which came to a head with the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 and the groundbreaking OSHA case that challenges the safety of keeping killer whales in captivity.

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“Nice Work If You Can Get It”

Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath talk about their roles in “Nice Work If You Can Get It” the new musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. It’s playing at the Imperial Theatre.

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The Money-Empathy Gap

Lisa Miller, contributing editor at New York magazine, discusses whether having more money makes people less kind. Her article "The Money-Empathy Gap" appeared in the July 1 issue of New York magazine.

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