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Friday, April 13, 2012

On today’s show: we’ll look at the countries that are expected to rise in the years ahead (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), and how they’ll interact with the West. Director Philippe Falardeau talks about his new film, “Monsieur Lazhar.” Today’s installment of A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a look at a sculpture of a Huastec goddess. Plus, Please Explain is all about deep sea exploration.

Breakout Nations

Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and a longtime columnist for Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economic Times of India, looks at emerging markets and how they affect the West. His book Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles he identifies which are most likely to leap ahead and why.

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"Man on Wire"

Due to a computer mix-up, we mistakenly reran a 2008 interview with French high wire artist Philippe Petit and filmmaker James Marsh about the documentary "Man on Wire," about Petit's incredible high wire walk between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. The film is available on DVD, and even though we didn't plan to run the interview today, it's a great conversation.

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Philippe Falardeau on “Monsieur Lazhar”

Director Philippe Falardeau tells about his new film “Monsieur Lazhar,” which was one of this year's five nominees for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It tells the story of an Algerian immigrant substitute teacher who brings emotional stability to a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. “Monsieur Lazhar” opens April 13 at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and the Angelika Film Center.

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Please Explain: Deep Sea Exploration

David Gallo, Director of Special Projects at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, talks about the mission to map the Titanic wreck, and other underwater expeditions, such as the search for Air France flight 447. He explains how scientists explore the ocean and what they’ve found.

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From the Archives: James Cameron and Bill Paxton on "Ghosts of the Abyss"

In April 2003, Leonard spoke to director James Cameron and actor-director-producer Bill Paxton about "Ghosts of the Abyss," a 3-D documentary that explores the wreck of the Titanic. They describe going down to the wreck in submersibles and filming inside the ship.

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