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Monday, September 17, 2007

On today's show: Alan Greenspan reflects on his life and nearly twenty year career as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. And General Wesley Clark explains why he ran for president in 2004, and what's he's got planned for 2008. Also, a writer describes her family's journey from Ethiopia to America. And we'll hear about a new novel based on the true story of a Toyko serial killer of the 1940s.

Home Economics

Alan Greenspan served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board for nearly two decades. In his memoir, The Age of Turbulence, he describes his childhood in New York and early career as a jazz clarinetist, explains how he became an economist and entered public service, and shares his unique perspective ...

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Held at a Distance

In 1976, Rebecca Haile's family fled political unrest in Ethiopia and began new lives in Minnesota. Twenty-five years later, Haile and her husband traveled back to the country of her birth. Her memoir offers a moving account on her family's journey, the process of becoming American, and what it meant ...


Tokyo Year Zero

British novelist David Peace based his latest book, Tokyo Year Zero, on the true story of a serial killer who murdered women in Tokyo during the years following World War II. The dark story of the killer and the detective who pursues him proves perfectly suited to capturing the mood ...


A Time to Lead

In his new memoir, A Time to Lead, General Wesley Clark reflects on a distinguished military career, reveals what motivated his 2004 presidential campaign, and ponders the future of American politics.

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