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Friday, October 09, 2009

We’ll start off today’s show with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton. And Tyne Daly and Katie Finneran talk about appearing in "Love, Loss, and What I Wore." Then we’ll discuss a screwball real-life documentary about political activists, called "The Yes Men Fix the World." Plus, Please Explain is all about prions.

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Every Day Is Game Day

Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton talks about his 18 years playing in the NFL as a quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants. In his memoir Every Day Is Game Day, he shares the highs, and lows, of his life both on and off the field.

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Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Katie Finneran and Tyne Daly talk about starring in the production of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," a collection of vignettes and monologues written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, directed by Karen Carpenter, based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman. "Love, Loss, and What I ...


The Yes Men

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, discuss their work as political activists and their documentary "The Yes Men Fix the World," which follows them as they pull pranks on the world of big business. "The Yes Men Fix the World" is playing in New York at

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Please Explain: Prions

On today’s Please Explain we're looking at prions and how they can cause infectious diseases such as Mad Cow disease and the Chronic Wasting disease that’s been affecting deer, elk, and moose herds in the West and Midwest. Dr. David Westaway, Professor of Neurology and Director of the ...

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