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Thursday, June 23, 2011

William Rhodes, who held senior positions in Citigroup and Citibank, discusses what he’s learned on the front lines of global finance. Then we’ll speak to Daniel Sullivan and John Cullum, the director and one of the stars of Shakespeare in the Park’s production of “All’s Well that Ends Well.” Samantha Soule and Laurie Birmingham talk about their roles in Rachel Crothers’ comedy “A Little Journey.” Then, we’ll get an update on the ongoing catastrophe at Japan’s Fukushima reactor and its continuing impact on the people who live near it. And our Backstory segment looks at what the President’s troop drawdown in Afghanistan means for the hundreds of prisoners held at Bagram Prison.

William Rhodes, Banker to the World

William R. Rhodes, former senior vice chairman and senior international officer of Citigroup and Citibank, discusses the lessons he’s learned about managing amid crises. In Banker to the World: Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance, Rhodes presents the collected wisdom, best-practices, analysis, and anecdotes he’s gathered in high-level negotiations around the world—including those with the Sandinistas, heads of state, and corporate CEOs.

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All’s Well That Ends Well at Shakepeare in the Park

Daniel Sullivan, director of “All’s Well That Ends Well,” one of the two plays that’s in repertory at Shakespeare in the Park this summer, and John Cullum, who plays the King of France, talk about the production, the challenges and rewards of performing in the park in the summer, and the enduring popularity of Shakespeare. “All’s Well That Ends Well” is running June 6 through July 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

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A Little Journey

Samantha Soule and Laurie Birmingham talk about their roles in Rachel Crothers' Pulitzer Prize-nominated comedy, “A Little Journey.” Set on a westbound train leaving New York City, the play transports us to another world. A proud but heartsick young woman feels like she’s come to the end of the line until she realizes that a second chance for happiness is just across the aisle. It’s playing at the Mint Theater Company.

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Backstory: Detainees at Bagram

According to a new report put out by Human Rights First, the number of detainees held in the U.S. Prison at Bagram has nearly tripled, to 1,700 since 2008. Daphne Eviatar, an attorney at Human Rights First, examines what this means as the President announced his troop drawdown plan for Afghanistan.

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Underreported: Ongoing Questions on Fukushima

A number of scientists believe that the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima reactors in Japan is much worse than what governments are revealing. Al Jazeera reporter Dahr Jamail discusses what some in the scientific community are saying about the effects of the meltdown.

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Guest Picks: Samantha Soule

Samantha Soule stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her role in the play "A Little Journey" and shared some of her favorite picks with us.

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Guest Picks: Laurie Birmingham

After appearing on The Leonard Lopate Show, Laurie Birmingham took the time to tell us what she's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: John Cullum

John Cullum shares his favorite comfort foods and more after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Guest Picks: Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan tells us about what he's been reading and watching recently.

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Questions for Arthur Phillips

Watch a video of Arthur Phillips telling us about his favorite authors, where he finds inspiration, and what his favorite words are.

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