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Friday, February 29, 2008

Travel guru Rick Steves says international travel is a political act, and he offers advice for getting more travel out of a weak dollar. And, speaking of political travel, the New York Philharmonic is back home after their ground-breaking concert in North Korea. Music Director Lorin Maazel and WNYC’s John Schaefer talk about the trip.

Guests:

Lorin Maazel, John Schaefer and Rick Steves

Sean Bell Update

WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal recaps this week's progress in the trial on the shooting of Sean Bell.

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Race Baiting

Stephanie Robinson, president and CEO of The Jamestown Project, a national think tank that focuses on democracy at Harvard University, talks about the emerging role of race in the presidential race.

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€uro-centric

Rick Steves, travel guru, guidebook author, and host of the public television program, Rick Steves' Europe, takes calls and offers suggestions for European travel, despite the strong Euro (€-) and weak dollar.

Rick Steves' Best of Europe 2008 is available for purchase at Amazon.com (Avalon Travel ...

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Back from North Korea

Lorin Maazel, the music director of the New York Philharmonic, and John Schaefer , the host of WNYC's Sound Check and New Sounds, talk about the New York Philharmonic's trip to North Korea.
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Shouldn't This Be A Holiday?

It's leap day, and we want to hear your stories about February 29th. Were you born on this day? Married? Got any other leap-day tales to share?

Comment below.

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Lorin Maazel




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Lorin Maazel, the music director of the New York Philharmonic, and John Schaefer (below) talked about the New York Philharmonic's trip to North ...

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John Schaefer




John Schaefer

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John Schaefer , the host of WNYC's Sound Check and New Sounds, joined Lorin Maazel to talk about the New York Philharmonic's trip ...

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Rick Steves




Rick Steves

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Rick Steves, travel guru, guidebook author, and host of the public television program, Rick Steves' Europe, took calls and offered suggestions for European ...

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Charles Hynes




Charles Hynes

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Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes returned, accompanied by Deanna Rodriguez, chief of the Brooklyn Gang Bureau, to respond to Bob Herbert's column about ...

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Deanna Rodriguez




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and Charles Hynes, 2/25/2008.
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