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Monday, April 27, 2009

On today’s show: New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg on how the economic downturn and higher tuition are affecting the college application process. Then, film critic and historian David Thomson on his memoir about growing up in south London in the 40’s and 50’s. And, Ursula K. Le Guin's new novel about "Lavinia," a character who gets only a brief mention in Virgil's "Aeneid." Plus a former FDA commissioner on how to end overeating in America…

Students of the Economy

New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg discusses how the economic downturn and the high cost of tuition are affecting where people apply to college – and how that’s affecting the mix of students accepted, financial aid available, and more.

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David Thomson

Film critic and historian David Thomson talks about his childhood in south London in the 1940’s and 50’s in his memoir Try to Tell the Story.

Event: David Thomson will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, April 28, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Tribeca
97 Warren Street, ...

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Novelist Ursula K. Le Guin’s latest book Lavinia gives voice to a character who gets a very brief mention in Virgil's "Aeneid." The story follows Lavinia as she grows up in ancient Rome and is eventually confronted by a fleet of Trojan ships.

Event: Ursula Le Guin will ...

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Pavlov’s Hot Dog?

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. David A. Kessler looks at the ways we’ve been conditioned to overeat unhealthy foods in his book The End of Overeating.

Event: Dr. David Kessler is speaking
Monday, April 27, at 7:00 pm
The Princeton University Club
15 West 43rd Street
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