We’ve Been Robbed!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

On today’s show: David Leonhardt and Thomas Geoghegan on how the legalization of bad lending practices has played a role in bringing the economy to its knees. Then, David Grann on the mysterious disappearance of two explorers in the Amazon in the 1920’s. And, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Mary Pat Kelly joins us to talk about her new novel on the Irish American experience. Plus, Nobel laureate and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center President Harold Varmus on his life and career.

Looting & the Usury Economy

Have you found yourself wondering latley "who or what destroyed the economy?" Well, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan have a simple answer to that question: we've been robbed. In his article "Infinite Debt" for the April issue of Harpers Geoghegan theorizes that the legalization ...

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The Lost City of Z

In 1925, renowned British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcet and his son Jack set out to find the fabled city of Z (also known as El Dorado) in the Amazon. They were never seen again. Their story became almost as legendary as El Dorado itself and yet their disappearance had ...


Galway Bay

Mary Pat Kelly’s new book Galway Bay follows one family's journey from famine stricken Ireland to a new life in the United States.

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Harold Varmus

Harold Varmus has done it all: Nobel Prize–winning breakthroughs in cancer biology, masterful leadership of the National Institutes of Health, statesmanship of the highest order in global health, and cheerful trench warfare to bring biomedical publications to the open-source Internet age. Currently he's the President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital and ...

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