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Rundown for the Week of June 22, 2001

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A Little Russia in Brooklyn by Jeff Lunden
Big city living means you can take a short bus ride and virtually land in a foreign country. In Brooklyn, New York, alone you can find 93 different ethnic groups. Since the end of the Cold War, 75,000 Russians have settled in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach. Even Russian hip-hop has arrived on the boardwalk. Jeff Lunden journied down to a place where people still live the way they did "back in the USSR."

David & Goliath by David Brancaccio
We've all made the trip as a kid when we first outdid our mom or our dad at something. That breakthrough rite of passage moment came for David Brancaccio's son recently. Host of Marketplace, David let his hair down and braved a high-energy father-son outing that had the son ecstatic, the father dubious.

Provence vs. Van Nuys: Smackdown With Peter Mayle and Sandra Tsing Loh
Peter Mayle, reknowned for his book, A Year in Provence, is just out with a new, enticing book about the pleasures of the French countryside - called French Lessons. And Sandra Tsing Loh, known for her clever social commentary on public radio, is also just out with a terrific book, A Year in Van Nuys, which takes direct aim at the leisure life of Provence. Two polar opposites, they are, and they're here in the studio right now. One having fulfilled a dream of moving to the ultimate travel destination, Provence. One looking for plane, train, anything to get her out of congested, polluted Van Nuys. Mayle in the blue corner, Tsing Loh in the red.

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