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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Find out what scientists are doing to prevent and treat Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. Also: on the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, a look at images of Bobby on the campaign trail. David Sedaris on his new essay collection, When You Are Engulfed in Flames! And on Underreported: what’s happening in Nepal since the king was deposed last week.

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David Sedaris

The Front Lines of Memory Research

Find out about the latest cutting-edge research into memory, and what scientists are doing to prevent and treat Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. Sue Halpern’s new book is Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research.

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40th Anniversary of RFK’s Death

Life photographer Bill Eppridge followed Robert F. Kennedy from his early campaign days to his untimely death. His new book is A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties; he joins us to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bobby Kennedy’s assassination.

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David Sedaris: When You Are Engulfed in Flames

David Sedaris’s long-awaited new essay collection is When You Are Engulfed in Flames. It includes stories about trying to make coffee when the water was shut off, the time a lozenge fell from his mouth into someone else’s lap, and his memories of buying drugs in North Carolina.

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Underreported: The End of Nepal’s Monarchy

Last week, Nepal officially abolished its 240-year-old monarchy. Now Nepal’s ex-king is vacating his palace, and the country’s political parties are squabbling over power-sharing in the new government. Journalist and photographer Thomas Laird has reported on Nepal for both Time and Newsweek; he lived in Nepal for more than 30 ...

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