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Friday, March 10, 2006

On today's show, longtime World Bank official Robert Calderisi looks at who's to blame for Africa's economic and political struggles. Later on, an archaeologist says that Europe’s appetite for fish may have led to its discovery of America. And director Robert Towne and actress Idina Menzel preview their new film, “Ask the Dust.” Plus, this week's Please Explain is all about fat!

The Trouble with Africa

Robert Calderisi has worked in international development for three decades, spending most of this time serving the World Bank. In The Trouble with Africa, he explains why he thinks foreign aid efforts are failing in Africa, and what Africans and the rest of the world can do to change things.

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Fish on Friday

In Fish on Friday, archaeology professor Brian M. Fagan explains how climate change and the Catholic Church might have inspired the European discovery of America.

Events:Brian Fagan will be appearing
Sunday, March 12th at 3pm
The Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
630 Bedford Road in Pocantico Hills, New ...

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Ask the Dust

Director Robert Towne (who wrote "Chinatown") and actress Idina Menzel discuss “Ask the Dust,” their new film adaptation of John Fante's Depression-era novel set in Los Angeles.

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Please Explain: Fat

Many Americans would do practically anything to get rid of their body fat. Yet fat is necessary for the body to function. On today's edition of Please Explain, a look at the good, the bad, and yes…the ugly...of fat. We'll talk to Dr. Sharon Akabas, PhD, Associate Research ...

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