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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Find out about the fascinating journey Rene Descartes’ bones took after his death in 1650 - his remains traveled through six countries and three centuries, and were buried three times. Plus: a States of the Union update on Iowa, with 3 weeks until Election Day. A look at the art of 17th-c. Chinese painter Wang Hui. Hear about one man's childhood in Coop City in the Bronx. And Nicholas Katzenbach, attorney general in the Johnson administration, talks about his civil rights work in the 1960s.

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Nicholas Katzenbach

Descartes’ Bones

Find out about the fascinating journey Rene Descartes’ bones took after his death in the 1600s… his remains traveled through six countries and three centuries, and were buried three times. Russell Shorto is author of Descartes’ Bones.

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Russell Shorto will be giving a talk and signing ...

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States of the Union: Iowa Update

Iowa was the first state in our States of Union series. With three weeks until Election Day, we revisit Iowa with O. Kay Henderson, News Director of Radio Iowa. She explains why the Tall Corn State is a swing state this year and what the candidates will have ...

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Bronx Bookmaker

Michael Agovino talks about growing up in Coop City in the Bronx with a gambling addict father who lived beyond the family’s modest means. His new memoir is The Bookmaker.

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Wang Hui, 17th-c. Chinese Artist

Curator Maxwell Hearn talks about the art of Wang Hui, the most celebrated painter of late 17th-century China. His work is the subject of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, called "Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632-1717)," on display through January ...

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Working with RFK and LBJ

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, attorney general in the Johnson administration, talks about his civil rights work in the 1960s, and what it was like to work closely with both RFK and LBJ. His new book is Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ.

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