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A career in staying ahead of the casinos

Apr 21, 2010
Author Josh Axelrad talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book "Repeat Until Rich," how he ended up as a professional blackjack player, and how card counting works.
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Avoiding another Wall Street bailout

Apr 16, 2010
The Democrats' push to overhaul the financial regulatory system could hit the Senate next week. But can Congress prevent another Wall Street bailout? Bill Radke talks to Roger Lowenstein, author of "The End of Wall Street."
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The end of Wall Street as we knew it

Apr 15, 2010
Author Roger Lowenstein talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "The End of Wall Street," the roots of the financial crisis, and where we go from here.
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Exploring the ruins of the U.S.

Apr 15, 2010
Usually when people think ruins the mind teems with images of decaying ancient cities all over the world. But the U.S. has plenty of its own ruins to discover. Bill Radke talks to Nick Yablon, American Studies professor at the University of Iowa.
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A new reality for living on 'eaarth'

Apr 13, 2010
Author Bill McKibben talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet," why he chose that title, and what we have to do cope with how we've changed our planet.
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Why we still need librarians

Apr 13, 2010
Google is making the push to digitize millions of books. Will these types of moves render librarians obsolete? Bill Radke talks to Marilyn Johnson, author of "This Book Is Overdue," about why librarians are vital now.
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Big bets pay off for Jerry Weintraub

Apr 6, 2010
Producer, manager, sometimes actor and philanthropist Jerry Weintraub talks with Kai Ryssdal about his biography "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead," how he revolutionized the concert business, and wound up working with Elvis Presley.
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Poaching still an issue in the U.S.

Apr 6, 2010
When we talk about the international trafficking of exotic species, we don't usually think of wildlife being smuggled out of this country. Bill Radke talks to author Craig Welch about the poaching industry in the U.S.
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The story behind tomatoes in the U.S.

Apr 1, 2010
The tomato is a ubiquitous culinary ingredient. Author Arthur Allen talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "Ripe," and how tomatoes get from the garden to your kitchen table.
Posted In: Books, Food

Tracing the impact of roads

Mar 25, 2010
Author Ted Conover talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "The Routes of Man," and how roads are changing the world.
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