Show rundown for 2/12/2007

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Campaign 2008

The race for the White House is in full gallop. We speak with John Harwood, Washington editor for CNBC, and columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Ana Marie Cox, the blogger formerly known as Wonkette.

Grammy Review

Boston Globe music critic Joan Anderman parses last night's 49th Grammy Awards.

China Eyes the Moon

China has set its sights on the moon and as one scientist there told Newsweek magazine they don't plan on just picking up a rock or planting a flag. Melinda Liu, Newsweek's Beijing bureau chief fill us in.

Lost in Translation

Many Chinese signs are poorly translated into English, such as the "deformed man" sign outside toilets for the handicapped. Many are being replaced ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Guest: Everett Griffith who runs a site devoted to "Chinglish" signs.

Author Myriam Cyr

We talk to Myriam Cyr, author of "Letters of a Portuguese Nun: Uncovering the Mystery Behind a 17th Century Forbidden Love "

This program aired on February 12, 2007.


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