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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eric Volz describes his experience being wrongfully accused of murder while he was living in Nicaragua. Then, award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and author Jules Feiffer discusses his new illustrated autobiography. And Andrea Levy talks about her new novel The Long Song. Plus, David Reznick discusses his interpretive guide to Darwin’s Origin of Species.

Gringo Nightmare

Eric Volz talks about being arrested, imprisoned, and wrongly accused of murder in Nicaragua. He tells the story in Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua.

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Jules Feiffer

Award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and author Jules Feiffer, talks about his life and his rise from a fearful kid with learning problems and a controlling mother, to working under the legendary Will Eisner and creating his subversive graphic novella Munro. His memoir is Backing into Forward.

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The Long Song

Andrea Levy discusses her novel The Long Song. It tells the story of slavery in Jamaica, the bloody Baptist war, and the violent and chaotic end of slavery.


The “Origin” Then and Now

Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is one of the most widely cited books in modern science. David Reznick explains how he made Darwin's masterwork accessible to a wider audience by deconstructing and reorganizing it to clarify its key concepts. His book The “Origin” Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide ...

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mary daly

Leonard I would like to speak to you about featuring a segment on Play Me I Am Yours 60 highly decorated upright pianos that will be placed all over NYC from June 21 - July 5, It will be this years cows or bisons but people will be encouraged to make music. I cannot find a number or your producers name and I think this will be a great segment for you, Hope you are well This is a desparate attempt to reach you warmly mary daly

May. 18 2010 01:06 PM
Drew from East Village

The English say an injured person has gone to hospital vs. in the US where we say "to" the hospital. Which is correct?

May. 12 2010 01:43 PM
greg gallagher from Brooklyn

Is it correct to begin an answer during an interview with "No question"? Many coaches and players in sports interviews are now beginning their answers with this. "Are you comfortable with the batting order for the team as it stands?" answer "No question." Can't they just say YES?!?!

May. 12 2010 01:42 PM
paul from brooklyn

This is why the automobile industry end up in so much problem. Because the union keep saying a contract is a contract. What happen when the state does bankrupt, does that not hurt the union and the members more.

May. 12 2010 10:23 AM

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