The rough road ahead for young people

Nov 8, 2010
Two years ago, the country was in the throes of a financial panic. It was a moment that you could say defined or redefined a lot of us. Paul Auster's new book, "Sunset Park" follows four broke, young New Yorkers during the winter of 2008. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the financial crisis has changed the way people relate to each other.
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Creating art out of chaos in Haiti

Nov 5, 2010
Author Edwidge Danticat, a writer from Haiti now living in the U.S., talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Create Dangerously," what it's like to make art out of a country in chaos, and what Haitian culture means to its people and economy.
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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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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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Study: Kids would read more if they had e-readers

Sep 30, 2010
Getting your kid an e-reader could get them to read more....
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Amazon is busting out all over - app store, tablet, web thingie

Sep 28, 2010
Word has it that Amazon is about to launch an app store for Android devices. While it seems a little nuts at first that they're getting into a...
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Which is better for the environment, an e-reader or paper books?

Sep 7, 2010
Easy Answer: It depends on how much you read and where you get your paper books....
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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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No more paper OED

Aug 31, 2010
The days of the150-lb, 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary are numbered. This week, Oxford University Press announced it's just too expensive to...
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