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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

On today’s show, guest host Jonathan Capehart talks with Frontline Correspondent Hedrick Smith about the perilous environmental condition of Puget Sound and Chesapeake Bay. Then, Sally Quinn and her son, Quinn Bradley, discuss what it’s like to grow up with a learning disability. Also, Cadillac Man—who’s been homeless on the streets of New York for the past 16 years and the man who first published his writing, Esquire editor Will Blythe. Plus, Director John Huston’s stepdaughter Allegra Huston on growing up without a mother and learning her real father was an English Aristocrat.

Poisoned Waters

30 years after the Clean Water Act, large amounts of industrial and agricultural pollutants are winding up America’s waterways. PBS Frontline correspondent Hedrick Smith looks at the perilous environmental condition of the US's most productive coastal estuaries--Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound--in the new documentary "Poisoned Waters." It airs on PBS ...

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Growing Up with a Learning Disability

As a child Quinn Bradlee suffered from a battery of illnesses and was eventually diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, a widespread, little-understood disorder that is expressed through a wide range of physical ailments and learning disabilities. He’s written a memoir about his experience, A Different Life. We’ll also be joined ...

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Cadillac Man

Cadillac Man has been homeless on the streets of New York City for the past 16 years. Over that time he has recorded facts of his daily life in notebooks—those notebooks have been distilled into a memoir, Land of the Lost Souls. We’ll also be joined by Will Blythe ...

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Love Child

When Allegra Huston was four years old, her mother was killed in a car crash. Soon afterward, she was introduced to an intimidating man who she was told was her father-- legendary film director John Huston. Then, when she was twelve, Allegra's sense of self was shattered again when she ...

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