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Friday, May 19, 2006

On today’s show, an astrophysicist and a science philosopher share their theory on how important humans are on a cosmic level. Then, Adrienne Barbeau, of “Maude” fame, joins us. And we’ll talk to one of Latin America’s most acclaimed authors: Eduardo Galeano. Plus, we’ll learn about infertility on this week’s Please Explain.

Are We the Center of the Universe?

Joel Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams use the latest theories and discoveries in astronomy, physics, and cosmology to try to understand the place of humans in the universe. Their new book is The View from the Center of the Universe.


Adrienne Barbeau on Becoming a Sex Symbol

Adrienne Barbeau is best known as the feminist daughter on the 1970s sitcom “Maude.” In There Are Worse Things I Could Do, she explains how accepting that role turned her into an unwitting sex symbol.


Reflections from Eduardo Galeano

Journalist, historian, and satirist Eduardo Galeano (Memory of Fire trilogy) is one of the most respected and beloved writers in South America. His latest book, Voices of Time, is a collection of memories and reflection on everything from music to childhood.

Events: Eduardo Galeano will be appearing with ...


Please Explain: Infertility

Roughly 10% of couples are affected by infertility. On this week’s Please Explain, get answers to your questions about some of the causes, and some possible treatments. Leonard talks to &raquoDr. James Grifo, Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the NYU Program for IVF. He is also ...


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