Friday

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Katrina & Beyond

Father Anthony De Conciliis: Life in the Superdome

Father Anthony De Conciliis, a Catholic priest, was inaugurated president of Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans on Aug. 26, 2005. He spent two days and a night in the Superdome after the hurricane.

Father Anthony De Conciliis: Life in the Superdome

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Thursday

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Science

Chris Mooney on 'The Republican War on Science'

In his new book The Republican War on Science, journalist Chris Mooney contends that the Bush administration has distorted research and misinformed the public on issues ranging from stem-cell research to global warming. The motivation, Mooney argues, is political power.

Chris Mooney on 'The Republican War on Science'

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Science

Republican Lobbyist Robert Walker on Bush and Science

Robert Walker, a retired congressman from Pennsylvania who served as chairman of the Science Committee, responds to allegations that the Bush administration has mishandled scientific issues. Walker now serves as chairman of Wexler & Walker, a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C.

Republican Lobbyist Robert Walker on Bush and Science

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Wednesday

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Interviews

The Man Behind 'King Kong'

Writer Mark Vaz's new book is Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong. Cooper was an explorer, war hero, filmmaker and cinema pioneer. A new biography tells of this larger-than-life personality.

The Man Behind 'King Kong'

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Tuesday

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Katrina & Beyond

On the Ground in New Orleans: Reporter Christopher Drew

An investigative reporter for The New York Times, Christopher Drew has been on the ground in New Orleans and provides a firsthand account of the situation he witnessed in the Superdome and the streets of the flooded city.

On the Ground in New Orleans: Reporter Christopher Drew

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Katrina & Beyond

On the Ground in Louisiana: Reporter Eric Lipton

Eric Lipton of The New York Times has been reporting from Louisiana on the hurricane and its aftermath. He is co-author of a recent article chronicling the flawed response to the storm.

On the Ground in Louisiana: Reporter Eric Lipton

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Monday

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Music

Sonny Rollins: A Sept. 11 Memorial in Concert

The latest album from legendary tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins is Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert. Rollins, who turned 75 last week, talks about the album, the Sept. 11 attacks and the death of his wife Lucille.

Sonny Rollins: A Sept. 11 Memorial in Concert

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Movies

The Horror of 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose'

Film critic David Edelstein reviews The Exorcism of Emily Rose. The movie is loosely based on a true story from the 1970s about a priest on trial for the death of a young woman from an exorcism he performed. It stars Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson.

The Horror of 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose'

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Thursday

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Analysis

Choosing Your Terms: The Language of Katrina

Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the language that's been used the describe the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. What words do we use, "looting," "finding" or "foraging"? "Refugees," "evacuees" or "the displaced"?

Choosing Your Terms: The Language of Katrina

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Book Reviews

'The Tender Bar': Life Down at the Local

Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews the new memoir The Tender Bar by Los Angeles Times reporter J.R. Moehringer. It tells the tale of his dysfunctional family on Long Island — and the community's center, the local bar.

'The Tender Bar': Life Down at the Local

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Wednesday

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Law

Legal Scholar Cass Sunstein on the Supreme Court's Future

University of Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein discusses the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and President Bush's nomination of John G. Roberts to replace him.

Legal Scholar Cass Sunstein on the Supreme Court's Future

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Tuesday

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Movies

'The Man': Actor and Comic Eugene Levy

The new comedy The Man stars actor and comic Eugene Levy. He's also had memorable roles in Splash, Best in Show and the American Pie movies. Levy was part of the original cast of Second City TV or SCTV, which also featured Martin Short and the late John Candy.

'The Man': Actor and Comic Eugene Levy

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Monday

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Interviews

Nick Spitzer on New Orleans' Cultural History

Folklorist Nick Spitzer hosts American Routes, a public radio music program based in New Orleans. He left the city before Hurricane Katrina and is now in Lafayette, La. He talks about the cultural and musical history of New Orleans.

Nick Spitzer on New Orleans' Cultural History

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Music Articles

Dr. John, Always in the Right Place

Malcolm "Mac" Rebennack's music evolved from psychedelic voodoo-rock in the 1960s to classic piano. He's still known for the 1973 single "Right Place, Wrong Time." (This interview was first broadcast in 1986 and 1988.)

Dr. John, Always in the Right Place

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