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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

On today’s show: the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer examines the man many believe is behind the constitutional interpretations that have shaped the Bush administration’s legal strategy since 9/11. Then, a biologist explains why he’s concerned about the high levels of mercury in New York State’s wild songbirds. Plus, a new novel looks at one man’s attempt to make peace with his estranged family. And NPR’s Juan Williams discusses the biggest challenges facing Black America today.

The Bush Administration's Legal Strategy

In “The Hidden Power; The Legal Mind Behind the White House's War on Terror,” New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer examines David S. Addington--the man many believe is behind the Bush Administration’s post-9/11 legal strategy.

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Mercury in Songbirds

Biologist David Evers, executive director of the Biodiversity Research Institute, explains the implications of the high levels of mercury in New York State’s wild songbirds.

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Making Peace With the Past

Adam Davies tells us about his new novel, Goodbye Lemon, about one man’s attempt to make peace with his estranged family.

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Events: Adam Davies will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, August 2 at 7 pm
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Juan Williams on the State of Black America

NPR’s Juan Williams assesses the biggest challenges facing Black America today, and describes the factors he believes are undermining the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement, in Enough.

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