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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Secret Service agents hold open the doors on President Barack Obama's limousine alongside Air Force One upon arrival at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, February 17, 2012. (Saul Loeb/Getty)

On today’s show: Michael Lewis gives us his impressions of President Obama after he conducted six months of interviews in places like Air Force One and on the basketball court. Lynn Povich tells us about the class action lawsuit filed against by a group of female reporters against Newsweek! Jazz pianist Fred Hersch discusses his new CD “Alive at the Vanguard.” And our gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell!

Michael Lewis on "Obama's Way"

Michael Lewis talks about his interviews with President Obama, who he spoke with multiple times over six months—on Air Force One, in the Oval Office, and on the basketball court. Lewis’s article “Obama’s Way,” in the October issue of Vanity Fair, covers the president’s views of his life in the White House, the high price that comes with the job of being the president, his responsibilities, and his relationship with the news media.

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The Good Girls Revolt at Newsweek

Lynn Povich talks about working at Newsweek in the 1960s, and discovering that women researchers sometimes became reporters, rarely writers, and never editors. She was a ringleader of the 46 Newsweek women who charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion in 1970. It was the first female class action lawsuit—and the first by women journalists. In The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace, she tells the story of this turning point through the lives of several participants.

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Fred Hersch at the Vanguard

Fred Hersch talks about his career and his new CD, “Alive at the Vanguard.” He’ll be performing at the Village Vanguard through September 16.

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The Gurus of How-To Fall into Fall

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, are here to offer advice on home repair matters, from gutters to garage doors.

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

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