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Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Brian Lehrer Show listener-favorite for Agriculture Secretary Michael Pollan discusses the future of food policy under an Obama administration. Junot Diaz explores masculinity and magic within the Dominican community. Plus, highlights from the best New York Post headlines ever. And, your essay entries for This I Believe.

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Junot Diaz and Michael Pollan

Fab Cab Follow Up: Michael Pollan

Food writer Michael Pollan got numerous mentions for Agriculture Secretary in The Brian Lehrer Show Fab-Cab nomination process. He says government agricultural policy promotes a diet that makes us fat and sick, and discusses what food policy he'd like to see under the Obama administration.

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You're Getting Warmer

Gretchen Reynolds, contributing writer for The New York Times Sunday Sports magazine "Play," and writer of their Phys. Ed column, discusses why when it comes to stretching, you're probably doing it wrong, and the benefits of "Dynamic Stretching."

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This I Believe

Jay Allison, host and curator of This I Believe, joins us with new collected credos. Plus, listener credos read live on the air. Check out the new book, This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women.

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Dominican-American Gothic

Pulitzer prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, talks about science fiction, parenting, and images of masculinity in Dominican culture.

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New York Boast

Chris Shaw, vice president of digital media for the New York Post, talks about Post headlines from over the years called Headless Body in Topless Bar: The Best Headlines from America's Favorite Newspaper.

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Home Movies

When novelist and film critic David Gilmour saw his son, Jesse Gilmour, begin to struggle in the classroom, he implemented an unusual strategy: he let his son drop out of school if Jesse would watch three movies a week with him. He talks about how he home-schooled his son—and strengthened ...

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