Changes in Pressure

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Guest host Jeff Yang explores ancient and modern China with Peter Hessler--the Beijing correspondent for the New Yorker. And we’ll find out how today’s students are dealing with the pressures of getting into a good college. Plus, Alvin and Larry Ubell, the “Gurus of How-To,” answer your home repair questions.

China Past and Present

Peter Hessler, New Yorker Beijing correspondent, examines the changes China is currently undergoing—from both a historical and personal perspective. His new book Oracle Bones is an exploration of ancient and modern China, told through the stories ordinary people who live there.

Events: Peter Hessler will be reading and ...


Competing for College

It’s not unusual for students to start preparing for college years before their high school graduation. Jane Kim, the co-author of &raquoTop of the Class, and Lloyd Thacker, education expert and director of the »Education Conservancy, discuss how today’s students are contending with intense competitive pressures.


The Gurus of How-To

Alvin and Larry Ubell, the “Gurus of How-To,” tackle the nuts and bolts of home repair. Call with your questions: 212-433-9692.

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