Always politically minded, chess master Garry Kasparov is now running for president of Russia. He’s the leader of an opposition coalition known as The Other Russia. He’s also published a new book, called How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom. In the mid-1980s, Kasparov became the youngest ever world chess champion. He was the highest rated chess player in the world from 1985 to his retirement in 2005. In that same year, Kasparov formed the United Civil Front party, with the mission of working to preserve electoral democracy in Russia. He has written several books on chess and contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and Forbes.
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The Philadelphia Prison System is the fifth largest urban jail system in the country. It’s population continues to grow and often jails are overcrowded. We discuss this issue with LEON KING, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Prison System and DAVID RUDOVSKY,civil rights attorney and Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
This summer, Arctic ice in the the Northwest passage melted enough to open up this historic travel route. We discuss the environmental, economic, and political implications of this change with ANDREW REVKIN, who reports on the environment for the New York Times and wrote The North Pole Was Here and with MICHAEL BYERS, Professor of International Law and Politics at the University of British Columbia. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
THE WORLD CAFE
Sea Wolf joins David Dye on the World Cafe to play a few songs off their debut record, Get To The River Before It Runs Too Low. Songwriter Alex Church formed the group after compiling a stock of tunes that didn’t quite suit the 60’s-inspired rock sound of his original band, Irving. In Sea Wolf, Church delivers acoustic-based songs, sometimes layered with cellos and keys. The lead track “You’re A Wolf” has quickly become a Cafe favorite.
SEA WOLF: You’re A Wolf