Iraqi Votes and Jesse Ventura

On today’s show, live from Baghdad, New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid parses Sunday's parliamentary elections in Iraq. Then, we’ll talk with former Minnesota governor--and retired pro-wrestler--Jesse Ventura. And Marion Meade tells the story of the lives, work, and marriage of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney. Plus, our latest Underreported segments look at why a certain kind of coal in China has been linked to increased lung cancer rates, and why climate change makes trees grow faster.

Leonard Lopate has been with WNYC for 25 years! You’re invited to celebrate his anniversary at a star-studded roast on March 25th! Find out more and buy tickets here!