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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Carl Bernstein reveals what he learned during the eight years he spent researching his biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Then, a behind-the-scenes look at one of the country’s top high school chess teams, located in Brooklyn. Plus, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik talk about their smash hit rock musical Spring Awakening. And we revisit a large-scale purge of Chinese immigrants that occurred between 1850 and 1906.

Carl Bernstein on Hillary Clinton

Carl Bernstein spent eight years researching the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. The result is his new 628-page biography: A Woman in Charge.

A Woman in Charge is available for purchase at

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High School Chess Stars

In The Kings of New York, Michael Weinreb takes an inside look at the national championship chess team of Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School. He joins us along with coach Eliot Weiss and sophomore chess player Mikhail Furman.

The Kings of New York is available for purchase at

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Spring Awakening

Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik tell us about their hit rock musical Spring Awakening, which is up for eleven Tony Awards.

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Driven Out

Jean Pfaelzer tells the true story of thousands of Chinese immigrants who were driven out of the Pacific Northwest and Rockies between 1850 and 1906.

Driven Out is available for purchase at

Events: Jean Pfaelzer will be speaking and signing books
Thursday, June 7 at 7 ...

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