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Friday, May 22, 2009

This is a best-of Brian Lehrer Show. We won't be taking any calls, but the comments page is always open! From Rhodes Scholar to Army captain to first-time author, Craig Mullaney has learned a lot. Then, actor David Strathairn on bringing Sophocles onto the battlefield; Mets broadcaster Ron Darling; and three segments that highlight submissions to the Uncommon Economic Indicators project.

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Ron Darling, Craig Mullaney and David Strathairn

A Soldiers Education

Craig Mullaney, former United States Army captain, West Point graduate, Rhodes scholar and the author of The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education, talks about his new memoir and the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

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Theater of War

Actor David Strathairn and writer/translator/director Bryan Doerries talk about the Philoctetes Project, which stages readings of plays by Sophocles for combat veterans.

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Fan Darling

SNY TV analyst and former Mets pitcher Ron Darling recently authored The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound. He talks about his time with the Mets--and the sport today.

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YUEI: Mental Recession

The Uncommon Economic Indicators project continues with a look at some of the listener stories that highlight the psychological toll the recession is taking, from increased stress and worry but also perhaps a greater sense of community. Plus, Robert Leahy, director of the American Institute for Cognitive ...

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YUEI: Price of Cheese

A contributor to our Uncommon Economic Indicators project reports that the price of pizza has dropped in their neighborhood because of cheaper cheese. Dominick Maffei, owner of Maffei's Pizza, tells us why he dropped the price of a slice. Dr. Emmit Rawles, professor of Agricultural Economics at the ...

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YUEI: Street Art

There have been a few recent submissions (1, 2, 3, 4) to the Uncommon Economic Indicators project highlighting economic-themed graffiti and street art. Marc Schiller and Sarah Schiller, founders of the Wooster Collective, a website dedicated to ...

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