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Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, "Belleville," Sam Lipsyte's Stories, Stem Cell Research

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Monday, March 18, 2013

BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas looks at Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State and how she went from being called a polarizing politician to a popular diplomat. Actors Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller discuss the off-Broadway production of “Belleville.” Sam Lipsyte talks about his new book of short stories called The Fun Parts. Esquire editor Tyler Cabot and researcher Dr. Anthony Atala explain the current state of stem cells research.

Hillary Clinton's Time as Secretary of State

BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas gives an inside account of Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state. Ghattas had unparalleled access to Clinton and her entourage for four years.

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Sam Lipsyte on The Fun Parts

Sam Lipsyte discusses his new book of short stories, The Fun Parts. A boy eats his way to self-discovery while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. Other tales feature a possibly deranged male birth doula and a glimpse of the northern New Jersey high school shot-putting circuit, circa 1986.

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Whatever Happened To Stem Cells?

Esquire articles editor Tyler Cabot talks about the history of stem cell research and the long chain of happy mistakes and lucky breaks that have led to many of the grandest discoveries in this area. He’ll be joined by Dr. Anthony Atala, a leader in stem cell research who is trying to raise $1 billion on his own to self-fund research into the breakthrough cures stem cells may bring. Cabot’s article “Whatever happened To Stem Cells?” appears in the April issue of Esquire

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“Belleville” at New York Theater Workshop

Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller talk about starring in Amy Herzog's play “Belleville.” It’s about Abby and Zack, a young American couple who have shirked the stability of a comfortable post-graduate life in the United States for Belleville, a bohemian neighborhood in Paris, but their relationship is put to the test. “Belleville” is playing at the New York Theatre Workshop and has been extended through April 14.

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Philip Roth on the Leonard Lopate Show

Celebrated novelist Philip Roth is turning 80 this week. As you may have heard on WNYC, he's returning to Newark to mark the occasion. You can mark the occasion by listening to his conversations with Leonard Lopate - he was on the show in 2008 to talk about Indignation and in 2010 to talk about Nemesis.

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