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Thursday, September 01, 2011

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On today’s show: We’ll look into some of the cases of PTSD and emotional trauma survivors of 9/11 still suffer from and how they might be treated. Architect Daniel Libeskind tells us about the master plan to redevelop the World Trade Center and what’s happened there. Hong Kong director Tsui Hark talks about his latest film, “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame.” Plus, we’ll take a look at the close relationship between Hollywood and the Pentagon...and the role the movie “Top Gun” played in it.

The Emotional Consequences of 9/11

Yuval Neria, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Trauma and PTSD Program, Department of Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses the emotional consequences of 9/11. He is featured in Marianne McCune’s radio documentary, "Living Nine Eleven," which airs September 8, at 8 pm, on WNYC 93.9 FM.

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Daniel Libeskind on the World Trade Center Redevelopment

Architect Daniel Libeskind discusses the master plan for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center Site and his role in it. He’ll also discuss the international architecture practice he’s created since moving to New York after winning the master plan competition a decade ago. Libeskind’s plan reconnects the World Trade Center site to the urban fabric and vibrant street life of Lower Manhattan.

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Hong Kong Filmmaker Tsui Hark

Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark talks about his career and his mega-hit films “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame,”  “Peking Opera Blues,” and “Green Snake.” He was presented with the 2011 Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York Asian Film Festival in July. Tsui Hark is viewed as a major figure in the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema, and was part of the "New Wave" of young, iconoclastic directors that emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s. “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” opens in New York Friday at Angelika and the Regal E-Walk 13.


Backstory: Hollywood & The Pentagon

Hollywood and the Pentagon have a long history of cooperation. On today’s Backstory segment David Sirota, a journalist radio host and author of Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now, examines how the Department of Defense leans on major studios to change their scripts in ways that promote militarism.

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Underreported: Clashes in South Africa

This week major clashes erupted in South Africa over the future of the African National Congress, the country’s ruling party since the end of apartheid. New York Times reporter Alan Cowell and Franz Krüger, Director of the Wits Radio Academy in Johannesburg, join us to explain South Africa's political scene.

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