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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Physicist Michio Kaku explains how scientific advances could be making impossible things like time travel and telepathy possible. Also: Stefan Merrill Block’s debut novel. Isabel Allende on her new memoir. And Nicaragua's leading writer and former Vice President Sergio Ramirez, talks about the complicated history of his country.

Guests:

Isabel Allende, Stefan Merrill Block, Dr. Michio Kaku and Sergio Ramirez

Physics of the Impossible

Physicist Michio Kaku says that recent scientific advances could be making impossible-sounding things like telepathy and time travel possible! His new book is Physics of the Impossible.

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The Story of Forgetting

Stefan Merrill Block’s debut novel, The Story of Forgetting, weaves together the stories of a 15-year-old science nerd and an elderly hunchback, both living in Texas.

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Isabel Allende’s New Memoir

In Isabel Allende’s second memoir, The Sum of Our Days, she writes about love, marriage, the writing life, her close family relationships, and the difficulties of dealing with her daughter Paula’s death.

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Sergio Ramirez on the History of Nicaragua

Sergio Ramirez is a leading Nicaraguan writer and intellectual who served as vice president of the country from 1984 until 1990. His book on the history of Nicaragua, Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea, has now been translated into English.

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