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Baseball catcher Brad Ausmus takes us behind the plate; a biologist answers probing questions about the insect world, and Ed Ward reviews some early Sly Stone albums.

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Historian Charles C. Mann examines Columbus' legacy; a double amputee talks about designing prosthetic limbs, and David Edelstein reviews The Help.

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Former gang member Ameena Matthews, the subject of the documentary The Interrupters; actor Andy Serkis, and a Ken Tucker review of a new Fountains of Wayne album.

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