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Friday, February 02, 2007

Private foundations in America give away about 35 billion dollars each year. We'll look into how money from people like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates is changing the world. Also, a new biography of Thomas Hardy. A German filmmaker looks back on life in East Berlin in the days of the Stasi. And on Please Explain: all about radiology. Ever wonder how x-rays make images of your bones?
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I'll Be Your Private Funder

Private foundations in America give away about 35 billion dollars each year. Leonard talks to Joel Fleishman about how money from people like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates is changing the world. Fleishman is a law professor, a philanthropist, and author of the recent book The Foundation.

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The Vitality of Thomas Hardy

After she met Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf wrote in her diary that she was charmed by his "freedom, ease and vitality." Claire Tomalin's new biography is called Thomas Hardy.

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East Berlin

German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck talks about his film The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen), a thriller/drama about the cultural scene of East Berlin in the years of the Berlin Wall. The film won several European Film Awards in 2006.

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Please Explain: Radiology

On today's Please Explain, we'll answer your questions about radiology. Ever wondered how doctors read X-rays? or how MRIs render images of your brain? Leonard talks to Dr. Robert Zimmerman of the Department of Radiology at Weill Medical College, and director of Diagnostic Radiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Also, ...

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