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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

On today's show: A former investment banker talks about the contagion that ruined our economy and how it might change our lives in unexpected ways. Plus, rethinking Booker T. Washington. Then, a Belgian novelist talks about her love life in Japan. And, Al and Larry Ubell, the gurus of how-to, field your home repair questions.

Economic Contagion

In his previous books, former Goldman Sachs investment banker John Talbott, predicted many of our current economic troubles long before they occurred. His latest book, Contagion, Talbott explains the roots of the current financial crisis and claims it will have long, lasting and life changing effects on all of ...

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Up From History

In the early 1890s, Booker T. Washington was "the most famous and respected black man in America." Yet by the end of the decade he was widely caricatured and mocked until his death in 1915. Robert Norrell asks us to rethink Washington and his achievments with his new biography

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Tokyo Fiancee

Acclaimed Belgian writer Amelie Nothomb talks about her life and love in Japan in the late 80's in the novel Tokyo Fiancée.

Events:
Amelie Nothomb will be reading
Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, between Lafayette & Mulberry ...

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The Gurus of How-To

Al & Larry Ubell answer your questions on home repair. Call 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave a comment below. The Ubells' Accurate Building Inspectors website

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