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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Find out about the changes in environmental policy being rushed through during the final weeks of the Bush administration. Also, former SNL writer Alan Zweibel on his funny new book, Clothing Optional. Stewart O’Nan on his latest novel. Plus, Jonathan Alter, editor and columnist for Newsweek magazine, on being witness to some of the biggest news events in the last 25 years!

Guests:

Jonathan Alter, Stewart O’Nan and Alan Zweibel

Jonathan Alter: 25 Years of American Politics

Newsweek senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter looks back at covering 25 years of the most important political events in American history. His new book Between the Lines.

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Clothing Optional

Former SNL writer and Thurber Prize winner Alan Zweibel’s new collection of stories and essays, Clothing Optional, finds the humor in awkward moments at a nudist resort, being beaten in a marathon by a polar bear, and confrontations with fans.

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Songs for the Missing

Stewart O’Nan’s new novel, Songs for the Missing, revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a popular 18-year-old in a small town in Ohio.

Events:
Stewart O'Nan will be speaking and signing books
Fri. Dec. 5 at 7:00 PM
RJ Julia
768 Boston ...

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Underreported: Bush’s Last-Minute Environmental Policy Changes

The Bush administration is working to rush through some environmental policy changes before leaving power in January - including relaxing regulations protecting endangered species. John Kostyack is Executive Director of Wildlife Conservation and Global Warming at the National Wildlife Federation.

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Underreported: Opening Public Land for Drilling in Utah

On Election Day, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a Dec. 19 auction of over 50,000 acres of oil and gas parcels right next to national parks in Utah. Steve Bloch, attorney for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, explains why Utah’s Park Service and national conservation ...

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