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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Director Tom Casciato and New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts talk about the controversial legacy of New York Mayor John Lindsay. Then, Wes Moore, a former Rhodes scholar who discovered someone with the same name and who grew up in the same town, but whose life turned out totally differently. Also, Scott Turow talks about the sequel to his bestselling thriller Presumed Innocent. Plus the gurus of how-to, Al & Larry Ubell take your calls on home repair!

The Lindsay Years

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for the New York Times, and editor of America’s Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York, and Tom Casciato, director of the documentary "Fun City Revisited: The Lindsay Years," discuss the controversial legacy of John V. Lindsay, who became mayor of ...

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The Other Wes Moore

Wes Moore discusses sharing the same name with a man from the same neighborhood he grew up in who went on to have a very different life. In The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, he describes discovering the other Wes Moore, now a convicted murderer serving ...



Scott Turow talks about the sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent. His latest book, Innocent continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.

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The Gurus of How-To

Alvin and Larry Ubell, the Gurus of How-To, answer your questions about home repair. Call 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave a comment below. The Ubells' Accurate Building Inspectors Web site.

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Lewis Jacolow from NJ

I just finished listening to Gilbert Gottfired's interview and couldn't noticed how much he sounds like the older Ubell, am I the only one who noticed this?

Apr. 26 2011 05:41 PM

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