for the Week of March 22, 2002
to the Whole Show
Music: Thunderball, "On The Sly" from "Modular Systems"
The Nanny Diaries
"If you`re in the room the entire time, the child
has poison ivy/heat rash, you know you could be in Schenectady -- you
have no idea if you`re in the Bahamas or not!"
--Nicola Kraus, one of the authors of "The Nanny Diaries," revealing
the dirty laundry of being a nanny for a wealthy family.
Music: Harry Connick Jr., "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
from "Songs I Heard
"He scores! He's found me a truffle! Luciano
runs to the spot and gently pushes Birillo away so he doesn't eat or
damage the truffle. Then, with a long pole with a small spade at the
end, he digs up the 'shroom -- and actually smiles at it."
--Judith Fein, getting her first prized fungi during a truffle hunt
in Umbria, Italy.
Music: De La Soul, "I Be Blowin'" from "Bahlone Mind
Aid: Steel And Deals
--Our Travel Expert in Residence Rudy Maxa discusses
how the Bush administration's new steel tariff could soon affect travel
-- the EU is considering retaliatory tariffs, which might show up attached
to airfares. He also talks about no-frills European airlines.
Music: Clint Black, "The Claw" from "Sounds Of Wood And
Music: Gotan Project, "Santa Maria" from "La Revancha
"It's just a piece of machinery, but why the
steel and everything seems to hold together is certainly beyond me."
--Irv Gordon, on his prized '66 Volvo, which has reached the 2,000,000-mile
mark -- and is still going strong.
Music: The Shutdowns, "Four In The Floor" from "Rhino
Road Music Set V. 4"
Into Berlin's Past
"Hundreds of people pass by this unremarkable
green door, on this ordinary Berlin subway platform, everyday. Few of
them suspect that behind it lies a maze of narrow underground rooms
-- that are about to send me on a trip back in time."
--Kyle James, who visited the war-time bunkers and dead-end tunnels
underneath the city of Berlin.
Music: Thievery Corporation, "A Guide For I & I" from
"When you sit at night with maps and look at
maps, what I do, and what people like myself do, is you try to look
at where the most remote areas are left in the world -- where the biggest
areas of unexplored habitat still remain...where the big question marks
--Author Alan Rabinowitz, on how he chooses the places he visits to
set up preservation systems for animals.
Music: Angelique Kidjo, "Botang" from "The Best Of World
Music: Butti 49, "Spiritual Rotations" from "Future Sounds
Of Jazz V. 7"
Of The Week: Friends Fly Free
--Our Travel Expert in Residence Rudy Maxa reveals his
Deal of the Week: For the first time since 1998, Southwest is offering
its "Friends Fly Free" sale, which is the cheapest way for two people
to fly around the U.S.
Music: Sidewinder, "Plain Song" from "Hi-Fidelity Lounge
Borden Bed And Breakfast
"The house, today, is exactly the way it was
the night of the murders. Well, the bodies have been cleared away and
somebody`s vacuumed around a bit."
--Cash Peters, reflecting on the eery quality that surrounds this B&B
-- that just happens to be the infamous site of an infamous double murder.
Music: Mystery Juice, "Sorry I Broke Your Neck" from "The
World Presents Global Hits"