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Friday, December 05, 2008

Tea is the most widely-consumed drink in the world besides water. On Please Explain, find out how tea is made, why it's so popular, and how it’s shaped world history. Also: a look at who benefits most when military work is outsourced. We talk about what it's like to be born with ambiguous or combined gender. Plus, the Sondheim musical "Road Show"!

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American Mercenaries in Iraq

Find out who’s working for the for-profit companies with contracts in Iraq , and who benefits when military work is being outsourced. Steven Fainaru is author of Big Boy Rules: America’s Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq.

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About 1% of babies are born with some degree of sexual ambiguity. We look into how people who are have ambiguous genitalia or a combination of male and female body parts cope in a gender-based society. Katrina Karkazis is author of Fixing Sex; and Katie Baratz and ...

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Sondheim’s Road Show

Stephen Sondheim’s musical, "Road Show," tells the story of two brothers on a quest for the American Dream. It’s now at the Public Theater (425 Lafayette St.) through Dec. 28. John Weidman wrote the book, and actor Alexander Gemignani stars.

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Please Explain: Tea

After water, tea is the most widely-consumed drink in the world. Please Explain is all about tea! Find out why it’s so popular, and how it’s shaped world history. Michael Harney is a tea expert as well as a buyer and blender for Harney & Sons ...

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