Across the Ages

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On today’s show Robert Skidelsky talks about what we can learn from the economist John Maynard Keynes. Then, pianist Lang Lang discusses his upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall. And A. S. Byatt is here to talk about her latest novel, The Children’s Book. Plus, our Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner answers your questions about the English language.

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Keynes: The Return of the Master

Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick, discusses the life and career of John Maynard Keynes. His book Keynes: The Return of the Master, describes how Keynes's mixture of pragmatism and realism, which set him apart from the Chicago school of economics, is ...

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Lang Lang

Pianist Lang Lang talks about his career as a musical prodigy. On November 10 at Carnegie Hall he’ll be performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2, along with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, as part of the series "Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture," a tribute to China’s culture ...

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The Children’s Book

A. S. Byatt discusses her new novel, The Children’s Book. The story spans the Victorian era through World War I, and tells the story of a famous children's book author and the passions, betrayals, and secrets that surround her.

Events: A. S. Byatt will be reading and signing ...

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Patricia T. O'Conner

Our Word Maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book Woe is I has just been published. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a question below.

Visit Patricia T. O'Conner's Grammarphobia website.

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Roy DeCarava

During a career that spanned almost 60 years, Roy DeCarava portrayed the lives of ordinary people, and jazz giants. And, in the process, he became one of our most important photographers. Roy DeCarava was the first black photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship, in 1952. He died recently at the age of 89. You can hear Leonard’s last interview with him from 1996.


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