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Monday, March 15, 2010

We’ll get two takes on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner—from The New Yorker’s John Cassidy and The Atlantic’s Joshua Green. Then, Elif Batuman talks about the great Russian novelists...and the people who read them. And Paddy Moloney, leader of The Chieftains, the most popular traditional Irish music group in the world, discusses their latest album. Plus, geopolitics expert Charles Emmerson looks ahead to what the future might hold for the Arctic.

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Economic Architect

Joshua Green, Senior Editor of The Atlantic, and John Cassidy,New Yorker staff writer, talk about Timothy Geithner’s role as chief architect of Obama’s plan to fix the economy, and why his plan has made him unpopular. Joshua Green’s article “Inside Man” appears in the April issue of ...

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The Possessed

Elif Batuman describes literally and metaphorically following the footsteps of her favorite Russian authors –from Pushkin to Platonov. In The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them she examines how the great Russian writers lived, worked, and why they continue to influence readers today.

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The Chieftains' Paddy Moloney

Paddy Moloney, leader of The Chieftains, discusses the group’s new album “San Patricio,” which was made with Ry Cooder and comes out March 9. It explores the story of the San Patricio battalion, a group of Irish-American conscripts who deserted the American side in the Mexican-American War to ...

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The Arctic

Geopolitics expert Charles Emmerson discusses the Arctic, an area long at the margins but which has found its way to the center of global affairs. In The Future History of the Arctic he describes the forces that have shaped the Arctic’s history and introduces the players in politics, business, ...

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Leonard's Questions: Paddy Moloney

Paddy Moloney tells us about his favorite play after appearing on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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