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Friday, July 11, 2008

Guest host Jeffrey Toobin talks to Marty Tankleff about how he survived 17 years of wrongful imprisonment, what got him out of prison, and how's adjusting to life beyond bars. Also: States of the Union is all about Washington. We hear why accidents may not be all that accidental after all. Plus, Please Explain is all about hamburgers!

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Marty Tankleff and Jeffrey Toobin

Marty Tankleff: 17 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

In December 2007, Marty Tankleff was released from prison, where he had been locked up for 17 years for the 1988 Long Island murder of his parents, Arlene and Seymour Tankleff. The state attorney general’s office recently announced that it would not retry Tankleff for the murder. Now ...

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States of the Union: Washington

Find out how Washington state, which is home to Boeing’s headquarters, has been affected by the troubled airline industry. Also: hear about the major issues in this year’s race for governor, and why the state has had three different primary election systems in the last ten years. Chris Grygiel is ...

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Why Accidents are Rarely Accidental

Accidents may not be all that accidental after all, according to Marc Gerstein, author of the new book Flirting with Disaster. He says that disasters like Chernobyl, Hurricane Katrina, and the Challenger explosion weren't accidents, but could have been avoided if preemptive action had been taken.

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Please Explain: Hamburgers

Please Explain is all about America's favorite sandwich - the hamburger! Find out how German hamburg steak became a classic meal all over the world. We'll also hear about the best burgers available, from fast food versions to grass-fed beef on brioche buns. George Motz has been called America's foremost ...

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