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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Today Arif Jamal gives us a comprehensive history of the decades-long war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Nicholas Bakalar, health columnist for The New York Times, describes peculiar medical techniques and things you never knew about the human body. Then, the director of the Neue Galerie Museum for Austrian and German Art talks about its two new exhibitions. Plus, the Washington Post's lead political reporter Dan Balz and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Haynes Johnson look back at the 2008 Presidential campaign.

Shadow War

Arif Jamal, a contributing writer to The New York Times and a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, interviewed nearly a thousand militants in war-torn Kashmir, and he presents an account of Pakistan's secret battles with India over the region. His book Shadow ...

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The Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities

Nicholas Bakalar, the "Vital Signs" columnist for The New York Times, reveals surprising things you never realized you want to know about your body and your health. The Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities is a collection of trivia about the wonders of medicine, from rare but horrifying diseases to unexpected ...

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Neue Galerie Exhibitions

Renee Price, Director of the Neue Galerie Museum for Austrian and German Art, discusses the two current exhibitions at the museum. "Focus: Oskar Kokoschka," featuring portraits and a selection of drawings by Kokoschka, a key figure in the history of Expressionism. "Selections from the Permanent Collection." features works ...

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The Battle for America 2008

Dan Balz, lead political reporter for the Washington Post, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Haynes Johnson followed the 2008 presidential campaign from the candidates’ first stump speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire to the historic victory by Barack Obama on election night. Their book The Battle for America 2008 shows ...

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