Bush and Cheney; Modernizing China; Sports Talk; Ivan Klima's Memoir

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We’ll start off the show on this Veteran’s Day with New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker on the complex relationship between President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Then, we’ll learn about the 19th-century Empress Dowager Cixi, who brought China into the modern age. Mike Pesca and Josh Levin, two of the hosts of Slate’s “Hang Up and Listen” podcast, join us for some Monday afternoon quarterbacking. Celebrated Czech writer Ivan Klima talks about being a witness to war, totalitarianism, censorship and the fight for democracy, and the role he played in his country’s history.