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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Puzzle master Will Shortz discusses crosswords, sudoku and ken-ken, the latest puzzle craze. Plus, Newsweek's Jonathan Alter and Gwen Ifill of the PBS Newshour talk politics. And, psychologist Stephen Pinker.

Post your ideas for great brown bag lunches and read the other ideas here!

Guests:

Jonathan Alter, Gwen Ifill, Stephen Pinker and Will Shortz

At The Alter

Jonathan Alter, senior editor and columnist for Newsweek magazine, and the author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, talks politics and Obama's big week.

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The Breakthrough

Gwen Ifill, managing editor and moderator for Washington Week, senior correspondent for The NewsHour, and author of The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama talks about Barack Obama's first few weeks in office.

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Between Your Ears

Steven Pinker, psychology professor at Harvard University and the author of The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature discusses language, genomes, and all things brain.

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Yes, We KenKen

Will Shortz, crossword editor for the New York Times and puzzlemaster for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, explains KenKen, the new numbers-based puzzle in the Times, and looks ahead to the weekend's crossword puzzle championship in Brooklyn.

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Crowdsourcing: Lunch

Zora O'Neill blogs about travel and food at Roving Gastronome and runs the Queens dining club "Sunday Night Dinner" with Tamara Reynolds. She looks at the BLS lunch project and offers a few ideas of her own for tasty packable lunches.

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