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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

On today's show, Kevin Phillips tells us why he feels the US may be setting itself up for a fall. But first, a scientist offers advice on how to avoid an environmental catastrophe caused by climate change. And a look at the mountain in Tuscany where Michelangelo found marble for masterpieces like the Pietà and David. Plus, a new novel about a young German girl during WWII.

Weather Makers

In Weather Makers, Tim Flannery investigates the ways in which humans are changing the climate, and outlines what can be done to avoid an environmental disaster.

Events:Tim Flannery will be speaking
Tuesday, March 21 at 7 pm
The Kaufmann Theater at the American Museum of Natural History
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Michelangelo's Mountain

Eric Scigliano describes why Michelangelo risked his life for the pure white marble of Tuscany’s Carrara mountains in Michelangelo’s Mountain.


The Book Thief

Markus Zusak shares The Book Thief, his new novel about how books helped a young German girl endure WWII.


Peril and Politics?

Political analyst--and former Republican strategist--Kevin Phillips warns that the US may be setting itself up for a historic fall. In American Theocracy, he explains why he believes religious fervor, oil dependency, and growing debt are undermining American politics.

Events:Kevin Phillips will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, March 21 at ...


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