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  • Geraldine Brooks' People of the Book: Thalia Book Club | Geraldine Brooks

    Geraldine Brooks' People of the Book: Thalia Book Club

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated By John Hockenberry
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    Brooks discusses her latest historical novel with award-winning journalist John Hockenberry, the host of WNYC's new morning show, The Takeaway. The book, inspired by a real rare illuminated manuscript, imagines its life from its creation in medieval Seville to the present, through the lives of the people who come into contact with the book. Actress Rita Wolf will perform an excerpt.

  • Den of Thieves | James B. Stewart

    Den of Thieves

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By James B. Stewart
    • Narrated By John Hockenberry
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    Den of Thieves tells, in masterfully reported detail, the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice. Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the biggest names on Wall Street - Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine - created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions.

    Jenna says: "Wish there was an unabridged version"
  • A View From the Bridge | John Hockenberry

    A View From the Bridge

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By John Hockenberry
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, John Hockenberry
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    Thecla Mitchell is a triple amputee. For her, running in a marathon means finding complete physical existence within one wrist, one elbow and one set of fingers. Henry Butler is a blind jazz pianist, but through photography, Henry has found a meeting ground for the sighted and the sightless. Producer John Hockenberry, who is himself mobile in a wheelchair, has been a war correspondent, reporting from the field.

  • Mosaic: South Boston High School | Adina Bec

    Mosaic: South Boston High School

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Adina Bec
    • Narrated By John Hockenberry, Adina Bec
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    With its student mix of Irish-Catholic, Vietnamese, Cambodian, African-American and African-Caribbean heritages, South Boston High School offered a unique opportunity for multi-ethnic understanding. That was not always the case. South Boston High was once the scene of such violent racial confrontations that the National Guard had to patrol its halls. Producer Adina Back takes us to South Boston High, now closed, to let us hear from students as they address their differences.

  • Thinking About Thinking, Part 2 | Adi Gevins

    Thinking About Thinking, Part 2

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Adi Gevins
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, Adi Gevins, John Hockenberry
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    Have you taken a reality check lately? And just what is reality? Take a journey inside your brain (scientists now call it 'wetware') with producer Adi Gevins and reporter John Hockenberry, and with the help of scientists at brain research labs and your radio, join in some participatory experiments in perception. The dangling question: do we really perceive an existing outer world, or is it all internal -- does the world we live in exist only in our own senses and perceptions?

  • Thinking About Thinking, Part 1 | Adi Gevins

    Thinking About Thinking, Part 1

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Adi Gevins
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, Adi Gevins, John Hockenberry
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    Have you taken a reality check lately? And just what is reality? Take a journey inside your brain (scientists now call it "wetware") with producer Adi Gevins and reporter John Hockenberry, and with the help of scientists at brain research labs and your radio, join in some participatory experiments in perception.

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