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Friday, August 06, 2010

Wall Street Journal reporter Timothy Martin explains a new nutritional-scoring system being tested at grocery stores. Then, imagine what would happen if the United States ran out of phone or Social Security numbers—well, that’s exactly what's happening with IP addresses, and Tech writer Alexis Madrigal tells us what it means for the way we communicate in our Internet-driven world.  Samuel Maoz discusses writing and directing the award winning Israeli film “Lebanon.” And Please Explain is all about heat stroke!

The New Nutritionist: Your Grocer

The Wall Street Journal's Timothy Martin discusses a new nutritional-scoring system being tested at grocery stores and looks at why retailers are getting into the business of offering nutritional advice. His article “The New Nutritionist: Your Grocer” looks at what grocery stores are doing nationwide—some are hiring dietitians to offer advice to shoppers, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the country's biggest food retailer, plans to announce launch a "nutrition program."

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The @ Symbol, now @ MoMA

The “@” symbol has recently been admitted to the Museum of Modern Art’s architecture and design collection. We’ll talk to MoMA’s Paola Antonelli , curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, about the acquisition.

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Running out of IP Addresses

Imagine what would happen if the United States ran out of phone or social security numbers. We would be unreachable, even unidentifiable! That is exactly what's happening with IP addresses: those codes that identify each blackberry, iPad, and Website. IP addresses are set to run out in less than a year. Alexis Madrigal, lead technology writer for TheAtlantic.com joins us to talk about what this means in terms of the way we communicate in an Internet-driven world.

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Samuel Maoz’s Film “Lebanon”

Samuel Maoz talks about writing and directing the film “Lebanon,” which is based on his own experiences as a 20-year-old Israeli soldier during the 1982 Lebanon war. The film brings us inside an Israeli tank during the first 24 hours of the invasion, restricting the action entirely to the tank’s interior and shows us the outside world, only as the four young soldiers inside see it. “Lebanon” opens August 6 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark Sunshine.

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Please Explain: Heat Stroke

This summer’s high temperatures have brought headaches and heat advisories. On today’s Please Explain, we’re taking a look at some of the health risks that extreme heat brings—from dehydration to heat stroke. Dr. Susi Vassallo, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, explains how heat affects the body.

Dr. Susi Vassallo  Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center

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