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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

On today's show, we'll learn about the history of forced sterilization in the US, and how it influenced policies in Nazi Germany. Plus, pianist and composer Beata Moon and Symphony Space's Isaiah Sheffer celebrate Stravinsky. And we'll hear about Jeffrey Archer's first new thriller in seven years. And to start it all off, word maven Patricia T. O'Conner.

Words Fail Me

Word maven Patricia T. (Words Fail Me) O’Conner explores some Irish expressions in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

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Wall-to-Wall Stravinsky

Pianist and composer Beata Moon and Symphony Space’s Isaiah Sheffer tell us about the upcoming "Wall-to-Wall Stravinsky" festival.

Events:Wall-to-Wall Stravinsky will take place on
Saturday, March 18 from 11 am to 11 pm
Doors open at 10:30 am
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Tickets are free. First come, ...

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False Impressions

Jeffrey Archer, the best-selling British novelist and former politician (he was a Conservative Party official before being jailed for perjury), tells us about False Impressions, his first new thriller in seven years.

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The History of Eugenics in America

During the 20th century, over 65,000 people were forced to be sterilized in the United States. In Better for All the World, Harry Bruinius examines the little-known mission to breed better Americans, and how it influenced policies in Nazi Germany.

Events: Harry Bruinius will be appearing with author Cynthia Carr
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