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Arnold Denker, Chess Champ and Benefactor

NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Tim Redman, director of the chess program at the University of Texas at Dallas, about the life of Arnold Denker, a former U.S. chess champion and major benefactor of the game. Denker died this week in Florida at the age of 90.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).