349: Valentine's Day 2008

349: Valentine's Day 2008

Feb 15, 2008
Veronica Chater's mother wants to go to a resort in Mexico with a friend. Her father, a former cop with an extravagant sense of security, prepares as if she's headed for a war zone. This, and other stories about couples, that happen decades after the moment their eyes meet.
  • Richard Klein of Cornell University explains that the way we view love really began with love poems in the 13th century—an illusion. (7 minutes) HistoryLiteratureRomance

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  • Richard Bausch reads his story "Letter to the Lady of the House" from his book, Selected Stories of Richard Bausch. His latest book is called Thanksgiving Night. (22 minutes) FictionRomance

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  • Veronica Chater's mother wants to go to a resort in Mexico with a friend. Her father, a former cop with an extravagant sense of security, prepares as if she's headed for a war zone. Among his questions for the Mexican authorities: Exactly how long a knife blade might one be able to carry across the border? (13 minutes) FamilyRomanceTravel

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  • Ian Brown of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the normal struggle most people experience when they try to stay monogamous. Parts of Ian's story are excerpted from his book, Man Medium Rare. (12 minutes) RomanceSexuality

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