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Friday, August 21, 2009

Guest host Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. She’ll talk to New Yorker staff writer Ben McGrath about Michael Bloomberg’s track record as mayor as he seeks a third term. Then, Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon look back on working on the film "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice." Also, Judith Matloff tells her story of leaving the foreign press corps and buying a fixer-upper in Harlem. Plus, our latest Please Explain is about how you can train your brain to do things more efficiently.

The Untouchable

Ben McGrath looks at the reign of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and his quest for a third term. His article "The Untouchable," appears in the August 24th issue of the New Yorker.

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Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon

Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon appear together for the first time since they starred in "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice." They’ll discusses their experiences making the film as well as their separate careers. They’ll be at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for two screenings of in "Bob ...

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Home Girl

Judith Matloff explains why, after 20 years as a foreign correspondent, she decided to put down roots in New York by buying a dilapidated brownstone on a rough block in West Harlem. She tells the story of building a home, starting a family, and learning to feel at home in ...

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Please Explain: Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a method of training the brain by monitoring brain activity with sensors. Individuals can see their brain activity on a screen in real time and learn to regulate it themselves, in order to "train" their brain to perform specific tasks more efficiently. We’ll hear about how it works ...

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