Looking at Longevity

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Author David Finkel’s 2009 book chronicled his time with a battalion of soldiers fighting in Iraq as part of the surge strategy. His new reporting explores life after war for soldiers returning home. Plus: our August series on book publishing; and giving up calories to live a longer life.

Left Jab

Dana Milbank, political columnist for The Washington Post, talks about Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' comments about the "professional left."

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Your Community Garden

Adrian Benepe, commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, discusses the new rules governing community gardens. Plus, Karen Washington, president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition board of directors, talks about why community gardens need to be recognized as permanent by the new NYC rules and regulations. Ben Shephard, a volunteer with the local environmental advocacy group Time's Up, also shares reactions from the community.

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Book Futures: The Rise of the E-Book

For our weekly series in August, we're taking a look at the future of the publishing industry.  This week: the rise of the e-book. Michael Cader, founder of Publishers Marketplace and Publishers Lunch, joins to discuss.

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Back from Iraq

David Finkel, national enterprise editor of The Washington Post and author of The Good Soldiers, talks about spending time with U.S. soldiers in Iraq and upon return after their service.

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Stay Hungry

Brian Delaney, president and director of the Calorie Restriction (CR) Society International and the co-author of the book The Longevity Diet, talks about calorie restriction as a means to a longer life. 

What would you give up to live to 100? Would you severely restrict your calorie intake? Let us know!

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