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Mark Twain, who was famously reported dead well before his expiration date.

On today’s show, veteran China analyst Ethan Gutmann reveals China’s secret program to eliminate political dissidents while profiting from the sale of their organs—in many cases to Westerners. We’ll find out how the country’s ex-presidents maneuvered, plotted, advised, aided Lincoln during the Civil War. Ben Tarnoff describes how Mark Twain and San Francisco writers gave voice to the America’s emerging identity. Alvin and Lawrence Ubell, our Gurus of How-To, tackle home repair questions and give advice for keeping your home ship shape.