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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ted Sorensen, one of JFK’s most trusted advisors, reveals what he thinks JFK’s true legacy is. Also: Siri Hustvedt’s new novel. Actress/singer/songwriter Melissa Errico on her new album inspired by motherhood. And Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi explains why he thinks America is in the midst of what he calls “The Great Derangement”!

Guests:

Melissa Errico, Siri Hustvedt, Ted Sorensen and Matt Taibbi

JFK’s Trusted Advisor

JFK called his advisor Ted Sorensen his “intellectual blood bank.” Ted Sorensen looks back on their work together, and tells us what he thinks JFK’s true legacy is. His new memoir is Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History.

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The Sorrows of an American

Siri Hustvedt’s new novel, The Sorrows of an American, follows a New York psychoanalyst who returns to his Minnesota home town to sort through his deceased father’s papers.

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Lullabies & Wildflowers

Actress, singer and songwriter Melissa Errico’s latest album is "Lullabies & Wildflowers." Much of it is inspired by her becoming a mother.

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America on the Verge

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi says that America is a nation on the verge of a nervous breakdown. He traveled across the country in the post-9/11 era and wrote about what he found in The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of ...

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