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Monday, March 29, 2010

Guest host Mike Pesca fills in for Leonard Lopate. He’ll speak with Matthew Duss about the rise of Liz Cheney on the national stage. Then, Anthony Brandt tells the tragic stories of the many adventures who searched for the fabled Northwest Passage. Also, we’ll look into complex the relationships between humans and insects. Plus, director Dan Klores on his film “Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks.”

Attack of the Cheneys

Matthew Duss, national security editor for the blogs Think Progress and The Wonk Room at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, discusses the neoconservative agenda and how Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz has become his most visible and effective advocate and a constant critic of the ...

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The Man Who Ate His Boots

Anthony Brandt tells story of the adventurers who searched for the Northwest Passage, a British national obsession. In The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage he gives an account of the search for the Northwest Passage, from its beginnings early ...

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Insectopedia

Hugh Raffles talks about the varied, amazing world of insects. In Insectopedia he offers a glimpse into the world of Chinese cricket fighting, the courtship rites of the dance fly, the role locusts play in the famines of west Africa, and what the human desire and disgust for insects ...

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Winning Time

Director Dan Klores talks about his film “Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks,” about the 6'7" Indiana Pacers shooting guard who tortured the Knicks. It focuses on the dramatic seven-game 1995 playoff series between Reggie's Pacers and the Knicks. "Winning Time" is airing the following days and ...

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Leonard Lopate

Music, Memories and Mockery: Leonard's Roast Lands on New York's Approval Matrix

New York magazine heard about last week's roast celebrating Leonard Lopate's 25 years on WNYC and felt that it qualified as both 'Highbrow' and 'Brilliant' when deciding where to place it on its weekly Approval Matrix.

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