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Sunset Park

Nov 8, 2010
Title: Sunset Park Author: Paul Auster Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. Type: Fiction Released: November 9, 2010 Length: 320 pp The Fall of ...
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Zombie economic ideas still among us

Oct 29, 2010
Professor John Quiggin, author of "Zombie Economics," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how some economic ideas can be zombies -- theories that refuse to die no matter how wrong they prove to be.
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White House Diary

Oct 27, 2010
Title: White House Diary Author: Jimmy Carter Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Type: Biography Released: September 20, 2010 Length: 592...
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Jimmy Carter on deregulation, health care

Oct 27, 2010
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "White House Diary," whether he is partly to blame for the state of the economy because he started a drive for deregulation, his appointment of Paul Volcker to Federal Reserve Chairman, and his push for health care reform.
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The most wanted stolen art in history

Oct 25, 2010
"The Ghent Altarpiece" was painted over 600 years ago and may be the most significant artwork you've never heard of. Art historian Noah Charney writes about the painting and the many crimes against it in his new book and talks with Kai Ryssdal about why it's the most stolen artwork in history. Plus view a slideshow of the most wanted stolen artworks that are still missing.
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What Technology Wants

Oct 20, 2010
Title: What Technology Wants Author: Kevin Kelly Publisher: Viking Type: Non Fiction Released: October 14, 2010 Length: 416 pp Technology ...
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The secret life of Howard Hughes

Sep 3, 2010
Author Douglas Wellman talks with Bill Radke about his new book, "Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes," which claims billionaire Howard Hughes lost his money and still lived happily for a lot longer than you think.
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The economics & politics of heat waves

Aug 17, 2010
Author Edward P. Kohn talks with Bill Radke about his new book "Hot Time in the Old Town," how a heat wave helped Teddy Roosevelt become president, and whether we've gotten any better at protecting the poor from the heat.
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Amazon, Apple under investigation for e-book pricing

Aug 3, 2010
Connecticut's Attorney General announced an investigation into Amazon and Apple's potential anti-competitive pricing of e-books.
Posted In: Books, Internet

How the working poor became big biz

Jun 15, 2010
Journalist Gary Rivlin talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "Broke USA," and the business of making money off the poor.
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