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Alan Alda; Our American Revolution; They Might Be Giants

Friday, July 05, 2013

Today's show is a best-of, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!

Actor Alan Alda talks about his career and his interest in science and medicine – particularly dyslexia. Then, the rock band They Might Be Giants perform in studio and talk about how to navigate the music business in the age of the Internet. Plus, author Isabel Allende on her new novel; an anthropologist makes the case that sanitation workers are the city’s heroes; the Black Fives and Brooklyn’s basketball past; and the local history of the American Revolution.

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Alan Alda on Dyslexia

Thursday, April 18, 2013

This live interview with Alan Alda originally aired on April 18, 2013. An edited version was aired on July 5, 2013, as part of a special Brian Lehrer Show. 

Alan Alda, actor and co-founder of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, discusses his family's experience with dyslexia and what others can learn from it.

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Gun Bill Defeat; Alan Alda on Dyslexia; Recycling

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Senate rejected a measure to expand background checks, a vote President Obama called "shameful." Glenn Thrush of Politico discusses the vote, and what comes next.  Plus: Actor Alan Alda on his experience helping his granddaughter overcome her dyslexia. And April's series on recycling continues. This week: paper and coordinating recycling between cities, businesses and manufacturers.

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Poet and Dyslexic

Friday, September 23, 2011

Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of My Dyslexia, talks about how his dyslexia has affected his life and his work as a poet.

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