NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t


Listen to this story... Walter Isaacson, former managing editor of Time magazine and author of best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Kissinger, has turned his attention to the 20theinstein.jpg century’s scientific poster boy, whose family life was as difficult as his career was distinguished. Isaacson’s book Einstein: His Life and Universe draws on newly released personal correspondence to create a portrait of the private as well as the public Einstein. ALSO, Children of Men, the breathtaking Alfonso Cuaron film based on P.D. James’ dystopian-futurist novel, has just come out on DVD. Critic-at-large John Powers takes a look at one of 2006’s most talked-about movies. 


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Listen to this story...How a forged document about yellow cake, Niger and Saddam Hussein became part of the administration’s case for the Iraq war. Our guest is Washington Post writer PETER EISNER, author of The Italian Letter.

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Listen to this story... Email and text-messaging has enabled us to connect quickly and conveniently with colleagues and friends. But we do take some risks every time we click “send.” For example, are our messages clear? Might they end up in the wrong hands? Writer and editor WILL SCHWALBE, author of “SEND,” gives us a lesson in email etiquette and damage control.

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