Post-War Revolutions

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

On today’s show: We’ll look into how much of a role Ronald Reagan played in ending the Cold War. Then, a new DVD-box set of American Avant-Garde Film from 1947-1986. And, Daniel Bergner's investigation into the many different kinds of sexual desire. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O’Connor takes your calls on pronunciation and other grammatical matters.

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Reagan and the Cold War

Was Ronald Reagan a Cold Warrior, a peace maker or both? Even 20 years after he left office, questions still remain about what role the 40th President played in ending the Cold War. James Mann tries to answer those questions with new interviews and previously unavailable documents in his book ...

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American Avant-Garde Film

From 1947 to 1986 a whole new generation of filmmakers began experimenting with cinema. Some of the films from that period have just been released in a new DVD box set called "Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986." We’ll be joined by Jeff Lambert, assistant director of the National Film ...

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The Other Side of Desire

In his book The Other Side of DesireNew York Times Magazine staff writer Daniel Bergner investigates different kinds of sexual desire through four case studies.

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Patricia T. O'Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O'Conner answers your questions about the English language. Today she's focusing on pronunciation.

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