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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Find out about the history of poverty in America, from the perspective of the people who’ve experienced it. Also: Margaret Atwood on her new book about the evolution of our modern debt culture…from the debtors’ prisons of the past, to today’s credit cards. Plus, a look at the role of regional theater in America!

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Guests:

Margaret Atwood

A People’s History of Poverty in America

Hear about the history of poverty in America, from the perspective of the people who have experienced it firsthand. Stephen Pimpare’s new book is A People’s History of Poverty in America.

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Modern Debt Culture

The AP recently reported that American consumers are increasingly moving away from credit cards and using cash and debit cards instead. Margaret Atwood talks about the evolution of our modern debt culture. Her new book is Payback.

Weigh in: How has the financial crunch affected your own spending habits? ...

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Pharmakon

Dirk Wittenborn’s new novel, Pharmakon, is about how mood-enhancing drugs shape one family’s history.

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Regional Theater

We look into the role of regional theater in America today, and its contribution to the development of new American plays and playwrights. Director Bartlett Sher is Artistic Director at the The Intiman Theatre Company in Seattle; Kent Thompson is Artistic Director of the Denver Center ...

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