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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

On today’s show, a Catholic journalist characterizes Pope Benedict’s papacy as a struggle against modernity. Then, a sports writer explores the role cheating played in the 1951 pennant race between the Giants and the Dodgers. Plus, Maxine Hong Kingston celebrates her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. And Ed Kosner—a former Editor of Newsweek, the Daily News, and Esquire—joins us.

Benedict Versus Modernity?

In The Rule of Benedict, David Gibson argues that Pope Benedict’s papacy can be understood as a “war of ideas,” and a struggle against modernity.

The Rule of Benedict is available for purchase at amazon.com

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Stolen Signals

Sports writer Joshua Prager reveals how the NY Giants won the pennant in 1951 by stealing signals in The Echoing Green.

The Echoing Green is available for purchase at amazon.com

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Maxine Hong Kingston's Lifetime Achievement

Maxine Hong Kingston looks back on 30 years of writing, and celebrates her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Events: Maxine Hong Kingston will receive
The Lifetime Achievement Award
From the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
As part of the Workshop's 15th ...

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The Making and Unmaking of an Editor

Ed Kosner--a former Editor of Newsweek, the Daily News and Esquire--reflects on how journalism has changed over the past 25 years. His new book is It’s News to Me.

It’s News to Me is available for purchase at amazon.com


Events: Ed Kosner will be speaking and signing ...

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