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Friday, March 30, 2007

Just in time for the start of baseball season: Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. He says the game he loves is in trouble -- but he also has a plan to rescue and revitalize baseball. Then we'll find out about baseball films from the silent era. Also, a look into how Al-Qaeda became a defining force in America's foreign policy and national psyche. And on Please Explain: how to make eco-friendly buildings more affordable.

Dave Winfield on the Trouble With Baseball

Baseball revenues and game attendance have never been higher. But Hall of Famer Dave Winfield feels the game he loves is in big trouble. He also has a plan to rescue and revitalize it. His new book is Dropping the Ball.

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Baseball Films from the Silent Era

The silent film era included plenty of baseball films too. There’s a new 2-disc collection of early (and in many cases, extremely rare) baseball films made between 1899 and 1926. Leonard talks to producer Jessica Rosner; also, Ben Model, who composed music for Baseball Films From the Silent ...

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Lawrence Wright’s Trip to Al-Qaeda

Author and screenwriter Lawrence Wright’s new Al Gore-style presentation is My Trip to Al-Qaeda. He uses evidence, transcripts, and court documents to show how Al-Qaeda became a defining force in America's foreign policy and national psyche. Gregory Mosher directs the presentation, now playing at the Culture Project.


Please Explain: Making Green Building Affordable

On Please Explain, we’ll find out how to make environmentally friendly buildings more affordable. William D. Browning is an expert in energy-efficient design. Jamy Bacchus is a consultant focusing on energy modeling and sustainability for the built environment. We’re also taking your calls at 212-433-9692 (that’s 212-433-WNYC).

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