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Where In The Universe Is Douglas Trumbull?

Don’t worry, our scheduled guest Douglas Trumbull has not been abducted by extraterrestrials.  He ran into icy roads out in Western Massachusetts and wasn’t able to make it to the studio in time.

But we’re not giving him up; he’ll join us on Monday.

 

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  • Fangbopp

    Can’t wait!

  • Adam

    Off topic, but you said the best way to contact you was by listener comments.  An interesting perspective topic for a show is upcoming legislation(H.R. 3798) that has animal rights groups split.  The issue is federal control over cages for egg laying hens that would take away state’s ability to mandate certain standards.  Here is a list of the groups split over this interesting issue: http://www.globalanimal.org/2012/02/06/new-egg-bill-cracks-open/64523/

  • margo

    Tried to join the conversation but got a message not related to the show. Tried 4 times!

    • Alex Kingsbury

      Sorry, this was a rebroadcast. You can always comment on the website!

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Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

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