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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez, the US commander in Iraq from June 2003 to June 2004, tells us what he wishes he’d done differently in the first year of the war. Also: celebrated Israeli author Etgar Keret. States of the Union is all about Nebraska. We hear how the limited press freedom in Myanmar is affecting aid efforts in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. And...the gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell!

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Etgar Keret

Former US Commander in Iraq Tells His Side of the Story

Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez, the US commander in Iraq from June 2003 to June 2004, tells us what he wishes he’d done differently. He shares his take on Abu Ghraib and the current state of affairs in Iraq in his new book, Wiser in Battle: A Soldier's Story.

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Short Stories from Israel

Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s new collection of 46 stories, The Girl on the Fridge, touches on love, violence, Arab-Israeli relations, and lots more. Salman Rushdie says that Keret is “a brilliant writer…the voice of the next generation."

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States of the Union: Nebraska

Nebraska is a major agricultural state; we find out how rising food prices and rising fuel prices are affecting voters in the Cornhusker State. Nebraska is holding its Republican primary on May 13 and we look at the race for the state’s open Senate seat. Mike Tobias is reporter and ...

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Myanmar's Press Freedom, Post-Cyclone

Myanmar’s government-run radio station is saying that more than 22,000 people are confirmed dead and 41,000 are missing. But given the ruling military junta’s record of severely limiting press freedom, can we trust what they're saying about the scale of the disaster? We look into who’s controlling communications from Burma, ...

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The Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell

The gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell, answer your questions on home repair! Give us a call at 212-433-9692, or leave a comment.

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