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Friday, June 04, 2010

Christopher Hitchens discuses his life and career. Then, the documentary “Whiz Kids,” about three 17 year old scientists. Also, the secret lives of bonobos. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about baking a perfect cake!

Christopher Hitchens

We talk with Christopher Hitchens about his memoir Hitch-22 and some of his more contrarian ideas.

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"Whiz Kids"

The documentary “Whiz Kids” tells the coming of age story of three 17-year old scientists who vie to compete the country’s oldest and most distinguished science competition.

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Bonobo Handshake

In 2005 Vanessa Woods and her fiance settled at a bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Please Explain: Cake Baking

We’ll look into the science of baking the perfect cake on today’s Please Explain! We'll be joined by  John Barricelli , owner of the SoNo Baking Company and author of the SoNo Baking Company Cookbook . We'll also talk with  Nick Malgieri the author of many books including,Perfect Cakes , he also teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

 

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Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan was a veteran of the stage, but she will always be remembered for her role as Blanche Devereaux, the man-devouring Southern belle in the hit television series, “The Golden Girls.”  She died just recently at the age of 76. 

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