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Friday, June 23, 2006

In 1997, Dolly became the most famous sheep in the world. On today’s show, the lead scientist on the team that cloned her looks ahead to the future of human cloning. Then, we’ll hear about some new research on FDR’s efforts to save Jews from Nazi persecution. And we’ll shed some light on how sunscreen works on this week’s Please Explain.

The Future of Human Cloning

Ian Wilmut, the lead scientist on the project that cloned Dolly the sheep, discusses the medical possibilities—both exciting and disturbing—of cloning humans. His new book is After Dolly.

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Saving the Jews

In Saving the Jews, Robert Rosen shares his new research on FDR’s efforts to save Jews from Nazi persecution during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Past Present: How to Be an Escape Artist

On today's Past Present, we'll try to learn some tricks of the trade from Theo Hardeen, Harry Houdini's brother and an accomplished magician and escape artist himself. Harry Houdini left his secrets with Theo, but Theo was instructed to have them burned after his own death. This interview originally aired ...

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Please Explain: Sunscreen

Dr. Martin A. Weinstock, a Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School, and Dr. Joe Vinson, a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Scranton, answer your burning questions about how sunscreen works, and how to best protect your skin and eyes from the sun. Call ...

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