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Friday, April 18, 2008

Cokie Roberts talks about America's founding mothers - women like Abigail Adams and Sacagawea who helped shape this country in its early years. Also: States of the Union is all about the issues Pennsylvania's voters care about as they head into their primary. Ernest Hemingway's 1937 play, "The Fifth Column." And Please Explain is all about plastics.

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Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts on the Ladies of Liberty

ABC and NPR’s Cokie Roberts talks about America’s founding mothers – women like Abigail Adams and Sacagawea, who helped shape the country in its earliest years. Her new book is Ladies of Liberty.

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States of the Union: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has become a toss-up state in presidential politics. On this week’s States of the Union, a look at whether the Keystone State will continue that tradition in November 2008. Pennsylvania’s Democrats have said that the economy, the war in Iraq and health care are their most pressing concerns. We ...

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Ernest Hemingway’s “The Fifth Column”

Ernest Hemingway wrote the play “The Fifth Column” in 1937 while working in Madrid as a correspondent covering the Spanish Civil War. It’s now premiering at the Mint Theatre Company (311 West 43rd Street, Suite 307). Actor Kelly AuCoin stars; Jonathan Bank is the Mint’s artistic director. For ...

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Please Explain: Plastic

It’s virtually impossible to get through the day without using plastic, but it’s only been widely available to consumers for about 100 years. We find out what plastic is, why it’s so useful, and whether we should be concerned about its widespread use. Dr. Mark Michalovic is Educational Consultant with ...

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