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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Last November, former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was fatally poisoned in London. On today’s show, his widow and his friend Alex Goldfarb give their inside account of the international murder mystery. Then, a former male prostitute talks about how his relationship with the Reverend Ted Haggard brought down the former President of the National Association of Evangelicals. Plus, we explore the food writings of literary greats like Melville and Hawthorne. And Ruth Reichl and Alice Waters talk about Slow Food.

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Alex Goldfarb, Ruth Reichl and Alice Waters

Death of a Dissident

Former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was fatally poisoned in London last November. In Death of a Dissident, Mr. Litvinenko’s widow, Marina Litvineko, and his friend Alex Goldfarb reveal what they know about the international murder mystery.

Death of a Dissident is available for purchase at amazon.com

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A Former Prostitute and a Former Pastor

Mike Jones, a former male prostitute, talks about why he revealed his sexual relationship with the Reverend Ted Haggard (former President of the National Association of Evangelicals) in November 2006.

I Had to Say Something is available for purchase at amazon.com

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American Food Writing

Molly O’Neill tells us about collecting the food writing of some of America’s literary greats—like Nathanial Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and H.L. Mencken—for a new anthology.

American Food Writing is available for purchase at amazon.com

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Slow Food Debates

Gourmet Editor-in-Chief Ruth Reichl and Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse and Vice President of Slow Food International, explore the debate about how food should be produced and distributed in the US.

Slow Food Nation: Articles and Resources
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