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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Investigative journalist Ian Cobain traces the United Kingdom’s secret history of torture, and why—when a nation’s security is at stake—the gloves almost always come off. David O. Russell talks about writing and directing “Silver Linings Playbook,” which has been nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Director! Mare Winningham and Elizabeth Marvel discuss their roles in the Broadway revival of William Inge’s “Picnic.” And we'll find out about the decline in corporate outsourcing and take a look at Japan's planned economic stimulus and hopes that it will lift that country out of its lasting recession.

A Secret History of Torture

Investigative journalist Ian Cobain argues that while the United Kingdom does not “participate in, solicit, encourage or condone” torture, when it’s faced with potential threats to national security, the rules change. His book A Secret History of Torture, shows how, from World War II to the War on Terror, the West has repeatedly and systematically resorted to torture, bending the law, and turning a blind eye. He draws on previously unseen official documents and the accounts of witnesses, victims and experts.

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David O. Russell Talks "Silver Linings Playbook"

David O. Russell talks about his latest film, Silver Linings Playbook, which he wrote and directed, based on the bestselling novel by Matthew Quick. It has been nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Director.

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Mare Winningham and Elizabeth Marvel in "Picnic"

Mare Winningham and Elizabeth Marvel talk about their roles in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of William Inge’s play “Picnic.” It’s an American classic about the line between restraint and desire. A group of women preparing for a picnic meet a handsome young drifter named Hal whose combination of uncouth manners and titillating charm sends the women reeling, especially the beautiful Madge. “Picnic” is playing at the American Airlines Theater.

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Rethinking Outsourcing and Offshoring

After decades of sending jobs abroad, a number of companies are now rethinking their offshoring and outsourcing strategies. The Economist magazine’s Tamzin Booth joins us from Davos, Switzerland, to talk about how things are changing and why.

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Japan's Economy and Fiscal Stimulus

Earlier this month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a major stimulus package designed to jolt the county's lagging economy. Journalist Eamonn Fingleton and Financial Times U.S. economics editor Robin Harding examine the health of the world's third-largest economy, and the recent pledge by the Bank of Japan to buy bonds in potentially unlimited quantities with .

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David O. Russell at WNYC January 24, 2013

Guest Picks: David O. Russell

Filmmaker David O. Russell was on the show January 24, 2013, to talk about his movie "Silver Linings Playbook." He shared his guest picks with us. Find out what he's reading, watching, and listening to.

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Mare Winningham and Elizabeth Marvel at WNYC January 24, 2013

Guest Picks: Elizabeth Marvel

Elizabeth Marvel was here with her co-star Mare Winningham to talk about the Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of William Inge’s play “Picnic.” She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Mare Winningham and Elizabeth Marvel at WNYC January 24, 2013

Guest Picks: Mare Winningham

Mare Winningham was here with her co-star Elizabeth Marvel to talk about the Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of William Inge’s play “Picnic.” She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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