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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ryan Phillippe talks about playing the real-life photojournalist Greg Marinovich in the new film “The Bang Bang Club”...joined by Greg Marinovich himself! Tony Award winners Kathleen Marshall and Sutton Foster discuss the Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” Jon Michaud, the head librarian at The New Yorker, talks about his novel When Tito Loved Clara. The fragile marine habitat in the Antarctic shelf is being invaded by a massive predator: king crabs. Find out what climate change has to do with the problem on our latest Underreported segment. And we’ll look at efforts to keep Iraq’s Tigris River healthy.

Ryan Phillippe and Greg Marinovich on "The Bang Bang Club"

Ryan Phillippe and photojournalist Greg Marinovich discuss the film, “The Bang Bang Club,” based on the book by Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva. It tells the true story of a group of four young combat photographers—Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek—who risked their lives to show the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post-Apartheid South Africa in the early 1990s. This intense political period brought out their best work—two won Pulitzers—but cost them a heavy price. "The Bang Bang Club" opens April 22 at the Village East Cinema.

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Kathleen Marshall and Sutton Foster: Anything Goes

Tony Award winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall and Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, who stars, discuss the Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” It’s playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theater.

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When Tito Loved Clara

Jon Michaud, the head librarian at The New Yorker, talks about his novel, When Tito Loved Clara. It’s about two people who grew up in the Dominican community in Inwood—Clara and Tito—who reconnect 15 years after their young love ended. Clara is struggling with assimilating into a new life in New Jersey, while Tito has never left the old neighborhood.

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Backstory: Protecting the Tigris River in Iraq

The Tigris River is one of the most important bodies of water in the Middle East, but years of extensive toxic dumping and gravel mining have severely compromised its ecosystem. We’ll speak with Humbolt Baykeeper Executive Director Pete Nichols and Nature Iraq founder Dr. Azzam Alwash about efforts to clean up the river and the newly founded group, Upper Tigris Waterkeeper.

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Underreported: The Antarctic King Crab Invasion

Climate change is having dramatic effects on the world’s oceans as ice sheets collapse and the sea becomes more acidic. Warmer temperatures allow some deep sea predators, like King Crab, to expand their range into new areas—to the detriment of many other sea creatures. According to James McClintock, a Professor of Physiology & Ecology of Aquatic & Marine Invertebrates at the University of Alabama, an army of deep sea King Crabs are slowly working their way up the Antarctic slope, a habitat they have never been found in before, and are potentially decimating the extremely delicate marine ecosystem.

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