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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

On today’s show: The real story behind Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin's deal for a $40 Billion pipeline to nowhere. Then,a 3-decade crusade by two men to protect children from lead poisoning. Also, just in time for Passover, we’ll talk with one of America's oldest matzoh makers. Plus, the gurus of how-to Al and Larry Ubell.

Join us for a Leonard Lopate Show film screening on April 14th of "Gold Diggers of 1933" at the Galapagos Art Space. More information here, RSVP soon- seating is limited!

Pipe Dreams

During the 2008 Presidential campaign Governor Sarah Palin often touted a $40 Billion dollar deal she helped strike for a new natural-gas pipeline in Alaska. But, Joe McGinniss reports that the pipeline has little chance of ever being built and Governor Palin has virtually ignored the issue, despite pressure from ...

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Matzo Party

Just in time for Passover, Aaron Gross, great-great-grandson of the founder of Streit's Matzo will join us to discuss how matzo is made and the history of the family's matzo business on the Lower East Side. They’ve been baking there since 1925 and are still family-owned ...

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Toxic Lead

In the 1970’s lead was everywhere, from gasoline and paint to toothpaste tubes and toys. In her book Toxic TruthLydia Denworth tells the story of two men- Clair Patterson and Herbert Neddleman- who fought a bitter, three decade long struggle to protect children from lead exposure.

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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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