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Monday, January 12, 2009

As Inauguration Day approaches, we look back at the 2008 presidential election, and how Barack Obama won. Also: Philip Smith on his memoir about growing up in 1960s Miami. Plus, find out about the role mathematics plays in our understanding of the universe!

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Philip Smith

How Obama Won

As Inauguration Day approaches, we look back at the 2008 presidential election, and how Barack Obama ended up winning. Leonard talks to two journalist who covered the race from the beginning: Nick Summers, Newsweek reporter; and Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas, author of the new book A Long Time Coming.

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Son of a Psychic Healer

Philip Smith grew up in 1960s Miami, with a psychic healer father who was into yogic diets, mystical vibrations, and reincarnation. Smith himself became a Scientologist at the age of 17. His new memoir about his youth is Walking Through Walls.

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The Sky Below

Stacey D’Erasmo’s new novel, The Sky Below, tells the story of an artist and obituary writer living in post-9/11 Manhattan who decides to move to Mexico to live on a commune.

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Is God a Mathematician?

Is mathematics a human invention, or is it a design of the universe? Mario Livio, author of Is God a Mathematician?, talks about the debate over the role of mathematics in explaining the universe.

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Mario Livio will be speaking
Mon. Jan. 12 at 7:30 ...

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