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Thursday, October 29, 2009

George Steel, the new artistic director of the New York City Opera, discusses on its upcoming season. Then, acclaimed Austrian pianist Till Fellner performs live in our studio. And John Irving on his new novel, Last Night in Twisted River. Plus out latest Underreported segments look at the two sides of algae—from new research linking algal blooms to mass extinctions to the cutting-edge science of using the green slime for biofuel.

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George Steel

George Steel, general manager and artistic director of the New York City Opera, talks about the company and what's in store for the 2009-2010 season.

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Till Fellner

Acclaimed pianist Till Fellner continues his three-season traversal of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2009-2010, the second year of the cycle, he performs three programs featuring the "Pastorale," "Moonlight," "Pathétique," and "Les Adieux" sonatas.

Event: Till Fellner will be performing Beethoven ...

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Last Night in Twisted River

John Irving discusses his twelfth novel, Last Night in Twisted River. It tells the story of an anxious twelve-year-old boy on the run with his father.

Event: John Irving will be reading and answering questions
Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 East ...


Underreported: Algae as a Weapon of Mass Extinction

Over the past decade many species of algae have expanded their range toward the poles and into areas where they previously have not been found and many speculate that global warming is to blame. New research into the fossil record is linking the toxins produced by algal blooms to numerous ...

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Underreported: Algae's Biofuel Potential

Many scientists are hoping that algae could provide the basis of a biofuel. On today’s second Underreported, Dr. Anastasios Melis, Professor of Biology at University of California, Berkeley, explains why algae have so much potential for becoming a source of biofuel and the hurdles that remain for making ...


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