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Emily Botein

Executive Producer, Content Development and Production

Emily Botein appears in the following:

In New Orleans: How to Get Elected Coroner

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse is the Orleans Parish coroner—a job he describes as the “interface between law and medicine.” A decade ago, he was preparing for a life in academia, not public office. 

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In New Orleans: A Doctor's Adopted Home

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dr. Kiersta Kurtz-Burke spent Hurricane Katrina inside New Orleans’ Charity Hospital. Now that she's got two kids, she keeps her gas tank full in case they need to evacuate.

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In New Orleans: Big Freedia Bounces Back

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Big Freedia is a reality TV star and fixture in New Orleans' bounce scene. But days after Hurricane Katrina, she was sleeping on the street outside of the city's convention center.

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In New Orleans: Becoming the Demo Diva

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Simone Bruni started her career in hospitality, and dreamed of eventually being a stay-at-home mom. But when Katrina hit, she was 32 and single. So she started a demolition company. 

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In New Orleans: From Raising Hell to Raising Kids

Monday, August 17, 2015

When Katrina hit, Terri Coleman was a troublemaker—burning cars and getting stoned. She recalls, “The storm allow[ed] my weird adolescent destruction to be socially acceptable.”

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The Hare Krishnas Are Back, Thanks to Occupy Wall Street

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hare Krishnas were once seen as aggressive, in-your-face zealots. After practically vanishing from the streets of New York, they've returned — in a kinder, gentler incarnation. 
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The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Friday, April 11, 2014

A few days before she won an academy award for 12 Years A Slave, actress Lupita Nyong'o read a letter from a fan at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The letter detailed a personal concern about the lightness of her skin tone and reignited a conversation that has gone on for centuries. Arun Venugopal, host of the WNYC series Micropolis, takes a closer look at the multibillion dollar, global industry of skin whitening. 

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The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

"Black is Beautiful" is a rallying cry for some African Americans. But for South Asians, lightening products are a multi-billion dollar industry promising "whitish" skin tone.   
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Talib Kweli in Conversation

Monday, April 07, 2014

Arun Venugopal speaks with Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli about music, memories and the good and bad of gentrification.

 

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The Case for Arranged Marriage

Monday, April 07, 2014

Could it be that your family knows better than you when it comes to your love life?

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See The Streets Through an Ex-Con's Eyes

Monday, April 07, 2014

Alvin Entzminger, an ex-con and a long-time Central Harlem resident, shows you what you're overloooking.

 

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Funny or Racist?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Reporter Arun Venugopal talks to Amber Ruffin, writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, about how comedy is subverting racial stereotypes.  

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James Toback

Monday, September 30, 2013

Alec sits down with writer and director James Toback who makes movies on his own terms. His films include The Gambler, The Pick-up Artist, Love & Money, Black and White.

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Chris Columbus

Monday, September 16, 2013

Film director Chris Columbus has brought to the screen some of the biggest American family films in the last 20 years: "Adventures in Babysitting," "Home Alone," and "Mrs. Doubtfire."  

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Danny Bennett

Monday, September 02, 2013

Danny Bennett has spent the past thirty years managing the career of his dad, Tony Bennett. As Danny says, “I don’t just handle a career, I manage a legacy.” 

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Dan Mathews

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dan Mathews, Senior VP of PETA, talks to Alec about going naked instead of wearing fur, his battles with the fashion industry and explains why PETA actually owns stock in KFC.

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Dwight Gooden

Monday, July 22, 2013

Alec sits down with pitcher Dwight Gooden whose blistering fastball and notoriously deceptive curve ball earned him the Rookie of the Year Award in 1984. He was only 19 years old.

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Josh Fox

Monday, July 08, 2013

Josh Fox didn't set out to be a documentary filmmaker, but when his family was contacted by a company offering a lot of money for drilling rights, he felt compelled to investigate.  

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Rosie O'Donnell

Monday, June 24, 2013

Alec sits down with the woman who says she never dreamt of becoming a talk show host--just a back up singer for Bette Midler. 

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David Simon

Monday, June 10, 2013

David Simon cut his teeth as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun until the newspaper industry began to collapse. Simon began writing for television and "The Wire" was born.

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