March 24, 2003

Bill Ayers is now a distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago, but he spent the 1970's as a fugitive from justice. Bill Ayers talks to Todd about his life as a leader of the Weatherman, the most radical political group in US History. They discuss the agenda and activities of the Weathermen culminating in the explosion of the Weathermen townhouse in Greenwich Vilage that forced the remaining members of the group to go underground. Ayers and his wife spent ten years as fugitives before turning themselves in in 1980.

Every year thousands of shopping carts are stolen from supermarkets and discount stores around the country. Bud Sweetser founded Carriage Trade Service Co. in Woburn, Massachusetts to return shopping carts to their rightful owners. Sweetser tells Todd about his business, how many carts he retrieves, and how he finds them.

Todd is joined by our book reviewer, Lev Raphael. He and Todd discuss three new novels:"The Seven Ages of Paris" by Alistair Horne; "Picasso's War" by Russell Martin and "The Story of Lucy Gault" by William Trevor. Raphael is an author and mystery columnist.