Fracking, Futurism, and Funding our National Highway System

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Friday, August 15, 2014

On today’s show: A veterinarian and a pharmacologist look at fracking’s impact on the health of people, pets, and livestock. Curator Vivien Greene talks about the Guggenheim Museum exhibition “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944." Amy Bloom discusses her acclaimed new novel, Lucky Us. This week’s Please Explain is all about the interstate highway system that criss-crosses the country!

How Fracking Affects People, Pets, and Our Food

A veterinarian and a pharmacologist investigate heath problems in people, pets, and livestock living near fracking sites.

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Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim Museum

Curator Vivien Green talks about the first comprehensive overview in the United States of one of Europe’s most important 20th-century avant-garde movements.

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Amy Bloom's Lucky Us: A Small Town Girl Living in a Lonely World

Amy Bloom talks about her new novel, Lucky Us. It’s set in 1940s America and tells the story of Iris and Eva, two women in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair from small-town Ohio to sensuous Hollywood and to the jazz ...

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How Highways Changed America

Find out how the U.S. highway system was created and how it changed the country by connecting small towns and cities from coast to coast.

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