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On today’s show: Tony La Russa, the third-winningest manager in baseball history, talks about management philosophy and the Cardinals’ amazing turnaround in 2011. Christian Wolmar tells us about the rise—and decline—of railroads in this country. John Hiatt discusses his latest album, “Mystic Pinball.” And Frank Koughan, on the Frontline documentary “Dropout Nation,” which looks at why it’s so difficult to keep some kids from leaving high school, even when they are motivated to graduate.