The Heart of the Matter

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We’ll look at how the entire nation—including many unqualified homebuyers—got swept up in real-estate mania in the 1990s. Also, Russian pianists Denis Matsuev talks about his return to Carnegie Hall. Then, Gabriel Thompson tells us about his experience working alongside Latino immigrants in low-wage jobs all across the country. And one of the few female heart surgeons in the world, Dr. Kathy Magliato tells us about what it’s like to work in her male-dominated profession.

Our Lot

Alyssa Katz explains how economic anxieties and realities of ordinary Americans, combined with greed and delusion on Wall Street and in Washington, inflated the real estate bubble. In Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us, she looks into how our entire nation got swept up in real ...

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Denis Matsuev

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, one of the rising stars on the international concert stage, discusses his return to Carnegie Hall. He’s performing works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Mussorgsky on Sunday, February 21. More information and tickets here.

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Working in the Shadows

Gabriel Thompson talks about what it's like to do physical labor for minimum wage. In Working in the Shadows: A Year Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do, he gives an account of the year he spent working alongside immigrants-- picking lettuce in Arizona, working the graveyard shift at ...

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Healing Hearts

Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of the few female heart surgeons practicing in the world today, and she is also a member of an even more exclusive group-surgeons specially trained to perform heart transplants. In Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon she describes working in an ...

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