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Toni Morrison Stuck In Traffic

Author Toni Morrison got swallowed up by a Manhattan traffic jam this morning.

But don’t worry, she’ll join us on Friday.

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  • J__o__h__n

    Take the subway on Friday.

    • Ashbrook is Phenom

      Ouch! Your words be daggers

      • http://chondeal.com/ khuyen mai

        Yah, me too

  • Ellen Dibble

    Hear, hear.  I had to miss yesterday’s second hour.  I’m in luck!

  • Al Siroisduplessis

    she could not even be on time for a one hour book promotion?

  • Mike B

    In Lincoln, NE where I live bicycle commuting has been pushed the last 2-3 years and it’s working.  Lincoln was already a huge bicycle commuting city but even more so now.  I find that commuting year-round by bike relieves stress, provides for a better quality of life and is super easy on the transportation budget.

    The idea that one can’t commute because they need to wear nice clothes or they don’t want to be sweaty is a falsehood, before my Dad retired he commuted by bike to work and within an hour of getting there he has someone heart open operating on them…Anyone can do it, you just have to want to.

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Apr 18, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has urged an end to the blockade of Moldova’s separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border with Ukraine, has run its own affairs without international recognition since a 1992 war. Russian troops are stationed there.  (AP)

Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Apr 18, 2014
This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP)

In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.

 
Apr 17, 2014
Students cheer and wave as President Barack Obama, not pictured, exits the podium after speaking at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, beginning his two day bus tour speaking about college financial aid.  (AP)

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How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

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WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

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