May 30, 2003

The Bubonic Plague arrived in San Francisco in 1900 aboard a steamer ship. There was another outbreak five years later. Todd talks with journalist Marilyn Chase about how the plague affected the people of San Francisco and how the epidemic was contained. They also discuss the social tensions that were heightened due to fear of the disease. Chase is the author of "The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in San Francisco."

A Rembrandt self-portrait has been re-discovered. The painting was hidden under layers of paint applied by one of Rembrandt's students. Sotheby's Old Masters Expert, George Gordon, tells Todd about the portrait and the changes that had been made. Now the restored portrait is expected to sell for 8 million dollars.

Todd talks with movie critic Tim Dugdale about "Finding Nemo" the new animated film from Pixar, and the French film, "The Man on The Train." Dugdale reviews films for The Todd Mundt Show and Detroit's "Metro Times."