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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

On today’s show, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells us what she thinks the future has in store for the Democratic Party. Then, Billy Joe Shaver performs live in the studio. And novelist Alessandro Baricco tells us about his reworking of Homer's Iliad. Plus: an investigative look at China’s push to modernize its military arsenal—and how it could affect American national security.

Nancy Pelosi Gets Political...and Personal

Nancy Pelosi could become the first ever female Speaker of the House. On today’s show, Congresswoman Pelosi discusses her personal political ambitions, and the future of the Democratic Party.


Billy Joe Shaver Performs Live

Billy Joe Shaver--the man Johnny Cash called his favorite songwriter--performs live from his album The Real Deal.

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Events: Billy Joe Shaver will be performing
Tuesday, August 1 at 9:30 pm
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
425 ...


An Iliad

Alessandro Baricco tells us about reworking Homer's Iliad into a modern novel: An Iliad.

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Events: A reading of Alessandro Baricco’s “An Iliad” will be performed
Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 pm
Central Park Summerstage
Rumsey Playfield, mid-Park at 72nd ...


China's Military Arsenal

Jim Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics, investigates China’s push to modernize its military arsenal—and looks at what US federal agents are doing to keep American technology top secret.


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