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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wars have been fought over oil, they’ve been fought over water, and on today’s show, we’ll look at how climate change is leading to conflict around the world. Then, director Yoav Potash and lawyer Joshua Safran discuss the new documentary “Crime After Crime,” about a battered woman’s wrongful imprisonment. John Larroquette talks about his Tony Award-winning performance in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Plus, our latest Underreported segment.

Tropic of Chaos

Investigative journalist Christian Parenti explains how extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and failed states from Africa to Asia and Latin America. In Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, Parenti travels along the front lines of this gathering crisis and describes how to confront the challenge of climate-driven violence with sustainable economic and development policies.

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Crime After Crime

Director Yoav Potash and Joshua Safran, a lawyer who’s featured in the documentary “Crime After Crime,” talk about the film, which tells the story of a battered woman's decades-long struggle to be released from a wrongful prison sentence. It opens July 1 at IFC Center.

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John Larroquette on “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

John Larroquette, who just won a Tony Award for his performance in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” talks about his role in the new Broadway production of the musical. It’s playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Backstory: Christine Lagarde

Earlier this week, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde was officially selected to lead the International Monetary Fund. On this week’s first Backstory, Sophie Pedder, Paris Bureau Chief for the Economist, describes Lagarde’s political career in France, her track record as Finance Minister, and how she’s expected to run the IMF as economies across the world continue to struggle.


Backstory: Hugo Chávez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has been governing his country for the last month from a hospital bed in Cuba. Nikolas Kozloff, author of the book Hugo Chávez: Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the United States, looks at the Chavez presidency and how he has maintained his grip on power.  

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Guest Picks: John Larroquette

What do you think Tony Award-winner John Larroquette is a fan of? Read more to find out!


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