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Monday, February 16, 2009

On today’s show: we'll look into how sharing a common currency is influencing a European response to the global recession. Also, an olfaction expert on scent. Then, a man who ran a marathon on Antarctica. That and a talk with show business legend Liza Minnelli.

Are Euro Feeling Down?

Around the world, governments have struggled to respond to the economic downturn. We find out how sharing a common currency is influencing a European response to the global recession. London School of Economics Research Fellow Iain Begg and Edward Carr, Business Affairs Editor for the Economist, joins us to explain ...

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The Knowing Nose

Smell is one of the least understood senses, but it can have a tremendous influence on our behaviors. In his book What the Nose Knows olfaction expert Avery Gilbert gives us the latest scientific discoveries on how we perceive what’s wafting in the air.

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The Antarctic Marathon

John Hanc gave himself a strange 50th birthday present: he ran a 26.2 mile marathon in Antarctica. John tells his story and the history of the Antarctic Marathon in The Coolest Race on Earth.

John Hanc will be reading and answering questions
Monday, February 16, ...

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Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli was born into show business royalty, but over her decades long career she became a star in her own right. Her new CD "Liza's At the Palace" pays tribute to her godmother and mentor Kay Thompson.

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