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Friday, October 03, 2008

An estimated 27 million people worldwide are afflicted with Alzheimer's. On Please Explain – find out what Alzheimer's is all about, and whether there are ways to prevent it or slow its progress. Also: a look at what the Savings & Loan crisis can teach us about our current financial problems. A conversation with author Judy Blume. Paul Theroux revisits his journey from London to Tokyo thirty years ago. Plus, join us for updates on the House's vote on the $700 billion bailout bill.

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Guests:

Judy Blume and Paul Theroux

Political Implications of the Bailout Bill

The House votes today on the bailout bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday. Jonathan Capehart, editorial writer for the Washington Post, fills us in on the political implications of today's vote, and what's at stake for the lawmakers who have voted for or against it.

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Remember the Savings & Loan Crisis?

Find out what the Savings & Loan crisis of the 1980s and 90s can teach us about our current financial problems. Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston is author of several books, including Free Lunch; Michael Santoli is Associate Editor of Barron’s magazine.

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Judy Blume

Classics like Deenie and Blubber helped make Judy Blume one of the most beloved authors of books for children and young adults. Her latest kids’ book is Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain and the Great One.

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Judy Blume will be speaking

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London to Tokyo by Train

In 1975, Paul Theroux traveled by train from London to Tokyo and then back home again. Recently, he made the 28,000-mile trip again. He writes about retracing his steps in a new book, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star.

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Paul Theroux will be signing ...

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Bailout Bill Update

The House has passed the historic $700 billion bailout. Michael Santoli, Associate Editor of Barron'€™s magazine, joins us again for an update, and explains how the passage of the plan could affect the markets.

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Please Explain: Alzheimer’s

An estimated 27 million people worldwide are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Find out what Alzheimer’s is all about, and whether there are ways to prevent it or slow its progress. Dr. Richard Mayeux is co-director of the Taub Institute of Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the ...

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