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Friday, June 29, 2007

Atlantic bluefin tuna has been so overfished that some sushi chefs are looking at unusual alternatives. We'll find out whether deer and horsemeat might turn up in sushi anytimes soon. Also: a look at how our borders and boundaries have shaped this country's sense of identity. Then we'll take a tour of some of the historic landmarks that are tucked away all over New York state, from Long Island to the Finger Lakes. And just in time for the Fourth of July: Please Explain is all about fireworks.

Horsemeat Sushi?

Atlantic bluefin tuna has been so overfished that some sushi chefs are looking at unusual alternatives. We'll find out whether deer and horsemeat might turn up in sushi anytimes soon. Leonard talks to ecologist Carl Safina of the Blue Ocean Institute.

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How Borders Have Shaped American Identity

Andrew Ellicott was a surveyor and boundary commissioner who, in the late 1700s and early 1800s, laid down many of the borders that now demarcate the United States from Canada and state from state. Andro Linklater pays tribute to Ellicott and our borders in a new book called The Fabric ...

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The Treasures of New York State

Photographer Andy Olenick's book, Historic New York, shows four centuries of architecture in New York state, from Adirondack Great Camps to New York City skyscrapers.

Historic New York is available for purchase at amazon.com

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Please Explain: Fireworks

Today's Please Explain is all about fireworks, just in time for the Fourth of July. Phil Grucci of Fireworks by Grucci. Mr. Grucci is an innovator in the field of pyrotechnics, and he's been responsible for many of the most challenging and progressive pyrotechnic performances around the world, from ...

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