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Monday, February 09, 2009

On today's show: We’ll talk about intelligence and how to get it. Plus, T.C. Boyle on his novel concerning Frank Lloyd Wright’s complicated love life. Also, Alexandra Pelosi on her film about Americans who don't like Barack Obama. And a Brigadier General on why he and other military leaders support Pres. Obama’s executive orders guaranteeing humane treatment of terror suspects.

Getting Intelligence

When people think about what causes intelligence they often point to genetics. Not so, says social-psychologist Richard Nisbett. In his book, Intelligence and How to Get It, he argues that culture plays a huge role in the development of intellect.

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The Women

In his latest novel The Women, T.C. Boyle tells Frank Lloyd Wright's life story through the experiences of four women who loved him.

T.C. Boyle will be appearing with Jayne Anne Phillips
Mon, Feb 9, 8:00pm
92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at ...

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Right America

In her new documentary “Right America: Feeling Wronged,” journalist and filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi speaks with some of the 58 million Americans who didn’t celebrate the election of Barack Obama and are terrified of the new direction the country is taking. “Right America: Feeling Wronged” airs on HBO on Monday, February ...

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Generals Against Torture

On January 22nd President Obama signed three executive orders guaranteeing humane and lawful treatment of terror suspects held by the U.S. government. Brigadier General James P. Cullen and 40 other high ranking officers in the U.S. military joined forces with Human Rights First to push for the reforms ...

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