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Monday, October 12, 2009

Guest host Julie Burstein speaks with neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta about some of the more incredible medical advances that are saving the lives of patients who once would have died. Then, Judy Shepard explains why she chose to become a gay rights activist after her son Matthew’s death. Also, actress Alicia Silverstone fills us in on her life beyond "Clueless" and why she became a vegan. Plus Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter David Finkel talks about going to Baghdad with a battalion of army infantry soldiers and chronicling how they changed over 15 months during the surge.

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Cheating Death

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for CNN, talks about incredible medical advances that have made it possible for doctors to save patients’ lives. His latest book, Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that are Saving Lives Against All Odds, draws on real-life stories, the latest ...

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The Meaning of Matthew Shepard

Judy Shepard, Matthew Shepard’s mother, shares her story about her son's death and the choice she made to become an international gay rights activist. Her book The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed looks at the historical significance and complicated civil rights issues ...

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Alicia Siverstone's Kind Diet

Actress Alicia Silverstone discusses her new book, The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet, which outlines the benefits of giving up meat and dairy. It also includes vegan recipes.

Event: Alicia Silverstone will be speaking and signing books
Monday, October ...

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The Good Soldiers

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter David Finkel talks about his experience going to Baghdad with a battalion of army infantry soldiers. The Good Soldiers is an account of their experience during the surge in Iraq.

Event: David Finkel will be reading
Monday, October 12, at 7:00 pm ...

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