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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hall of Fame catcher Gary "the Kid" Carter on how baseball has changed over the years. Then, on States of the Union, find out which issues matter to voters in Indiana -- and what will happen if they don't bring their IDs when they go to vote! Louise Erdrich on her 13th novel, The Plague of Doves. And a look at the life story of a general in the Congolese army.

Tune in on Tuesday, May 6th, for our latest Political Projections! Watch both the original and remade versions of "All the King's Men" and "The Manchurian Candidate"...and weigh in on how the politics of the time influenced each film.

Guests:

Louise Erdrich

Catcher Gary “The Kid” Carter on Life in the Major Leagues

Hall of Fame catcher Gary "The Kid" Carter talks about the ups and downs of his 19-year career in the major leagues, and what he thinks about how baseball has changed in his lifetime. His new memoir is Still a Kid at Heart: My Life in Baseball and Beyond.

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States of the Union: Indiana

Indiana is one of the two states holding a primary on May 6. We find out what makes the state so competitive for the Democratic presidential candidate, what’s happening in the race for governor, and whether this week's Supreme Court decision on voter identification will affect the voting on May ...

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Louise Erdrich’s Novel The Plague of Doves

Louise Erdrich’s 13th novel, The Plague of Doves, has gotten rave reviews. The multigenerational narrative is rooted in the 1911 slaughter of a farming family in North Dakota.

Event: Louise Erdrich will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm
Lincoln Center Barnes & ...

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The Life Story of a Congolese General

Belgian journalist Lieve Joris illuminates the war in Congo through the complicated life story of Assani, a young cowherd who learns he’s ethnically Tutsi, is forced to choose sides in the Rwandan conflict, and eventually becomes a high-ranking general in the Congolese army. Joris’s new book is The Rebels’ ...

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