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Monday, July 28, 2008

Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, offers some life and career advice for her fellow American women. Also: a new documentary about what recruiters have to do to convince young people to join the Army these days. Plus, the latest in our Underappreciated summer reading series is about Mehdi Charef, who helped create a new genre of Franco-African literature in the early 1980s.

We're hosting another FREE Lopate Show film screening on Monday, August 4! We'll be watching the 1972 film "The Candidate." Seats are limited, so RSVP soon. Find out more.

And for tomorrow's show - Tues. July 29 - we want to hear from current and former waiters. Tell us your horror stories of diners' misbehavior.

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Nancy Pelosi

The Challenges of a US Army Recruiter

A new HBO documentary, "The Recruiters," looks into what recruiters have to do to convince young people to join the Army these days. Edet Belzberg is the director; US Army Sgt. Clay Usie is one of the most successful Army recruiters in America. It premieres Monday, July 28 ...

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American Newspapers are Going Local

A recent study found that almost two-thirds of American newspapers publish less foreign news than they did just three years ago, while half of all papers have increased the amount of state and local news they publish. Tom Rosenstiel is director of Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, ...

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Underappreciated: Mehdi Charef

We continue our Underappreciated summer reading series with a look at Mehdi Charef, who helped create a new genre of Franco-African literature with his 1983 novel Tea in the Harem. It traces the conflicted identity and roots of a North African teenager living in Paris. Professor Alec ...

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How an Awkward Teen Becomes a Sociopath

Ross Raisin’s debut novel, Out Backward, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity. It’s about an awkward teenager who’s thrown out of school after he was accused of attempted rape.

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Nancy Pelosi’s Message to American Women

Nancy Pelosi made history when she became the first female Speaker of the House; now she's arguably the most powerful Democrat in the country. In her new book, Know Your Power, she offers some career and life advice to her fellow American women.

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