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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Solving America’s energy problems will be a top priority for the Obama administration. Oilman T. Boone Pickens tells us his thoughts for what we need to do to move beyond our oil addiction. Also: a look at the subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. We pay tribute to painter and critic Manny Farber. Plus, on Underreported: find out about the pace of change in Russia...and why Ukraine may hold the key to Russia’s future.

Guests:

T. Boone Pickens

An Oilman on America’s Energy Future

T. Boone Pickens has been called the “Oracle of Oil.” He tells us his thoughts on how we can resolve America’s energy problems, and what we need to do to move beyond our oil addiction. His new book is The First Billion is the Hardest.

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The Modern Art World

Find out about the wide range of subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. Sarah Thornton, contributor to Artforum.com and the New Yorker, is author of Seven Days in the Art World.

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Tribute to Manny Farber

Manny Farber was a notable painter, critic, and teacher. The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting a tribute to him called Film Society Remembers Manny Farber from Nov. 14-26. Leonard talks to two of Farber’s friends and colleagues: Kent Jones of the Film Society of ...

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Underreported: Reform in Russia

We discuss the pace of reform in Russia, Moscow’s current attitudes towards the West, and why Pres. Dmitry Medvedev is now pushing to extend the presidential term.

Nina Khrushcheva teaches international affairs at the New School; she’s also the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics and ...

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