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Monday, June 14, 2010

We’ll take a look behind the scenes at the major players in the fight over how to stop global warming. Then, the director of the film "Iran: Voices of the Unheard" talks about Iranian secularists fighting political repression. And Aimee Bender discusses her novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, about a pastry that contains a woman’s emotions. We'll find out why big cats respond to strong men's cologne. Plus, tennis star, coach and commentator Patrick McEnroe tells stories from his life on and off the court.

Eric Pooley on the Climate War

Eric Pooley, deputy editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek, introduces us to the players and politics behind the battle over capping global warming pollution. In The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth he looks at the powerful interests fighting the carbon cap and how they’ve succeeded in denying climate change and delaying any possible solutions.

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Davoud Geramifard, Director of "Iran: Voices of the Unheard"

Filmmaker Davoud Geramifard discusses his film “Iran: Voices of the Unheard.” It’s an account of the ongoing political repression in Iran and the struggles of secular Iranians—both private and public.

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Aimee Bender’s Novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Aimee Bender  talks about her novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, which tells the story of a girl who bites into her mother’s homemade cake and discovers a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions.

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Obsession for Cats

Pat Thomas, general curator for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, discusses the recent discovery that big cats—cheetahs, jaguars and tigers, who are well known for their obsession about scent—love the smell of Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men cologne. The scent is now widely used in zoos and the findings are even changing how large felines are studied in the field.

 

It’s been known for a while that big cats like cheetahs, jaguars and tigers are obsessive about scents, but it’s not just meat. Researchers have recently discovered that big cats also love the smell of Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men cologne. The scent is now widely used in zoos and the findings are even changing how large felines are studied in the field. We’ll talk to Pat Thomas, general curator for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo (http://www.bronxzoo.com/).

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Patrick McEnroe Tells Tales from the Pro Tennis Trenches

Patrick McEnroe discusses his two decades in tennis—as a player, coach, and ESPN commentator. In Hardcourt Confidential: Tales from Twenty Years in the Pro Tennis Trenches, he gives an honest look at the sport and the larger-than-life personalities that play it, how and why the game has changed since he first swung a racket, and what the future holds for American tennis.

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Guest Picks: Patrick McEnroe

What is Patrick McEnroe's favorite novel? Patrick told all during his recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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