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On today’s show: Emil Draitser, professor of Russian at Hunter College on his memoir Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin. Then, just in time for baseball season, we’ll get a portrait of Walter O’Malley, one of the most polarizing figures in the history of the sport. And Bruce Weber on the largely unknown work of professional umpires. Plus, Please Explain is all about flowers.

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