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Monday, October 01, 2007

On today's show: an editor, writer, and photographer from the Associated Press explain how the organization has covered the biggest news stories of the past 160 years. And Junot Diaz discusses his critically-acclaimed novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Also, a former server at Thomas Keller’s Per Se shares a waiter’s-eye view of four-star dining. But first, an Economist reporter takes us inside the race to build the clean energy cars of the future.

Cars of the Future

Vijay Vaitheeswaran has spent a decade covering environmental and energy issues for the Economist. In ZOOM, he and co-author Iain Carson get inside the global race to build the car of the future, tracking auto industry pioneers as they race to create machines that can run on clean energy sources. ...

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Tipping Points

While Phoebe Damrosch was figuring out what to do with her life, she supported herself by working as a waiter, eventually joining the staff of Thomas Keller’s New York restaurant Per Se. Her memoir Service Included reveals how all that four-star food actually makes it onto the table, and offers ...

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The Wondrous Debut Novel of Junot Diaz

Fans of Junot Diaz’s 1996 short story collection Drown anxiously awaited his debut novel, and it seems that they won’t be disappointed. In her review for the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani praised The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao calling it “so original it can only be described as ...

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Making News

The reporters of the Associated Press have been on the scene of every breaking news story of the past 160 years. AP vice president and managing editor Mike Silverman, photographer Richard Drew, and staff writer Richard Pyle will tell us how the organization has remained a global news authority from ...


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