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The NY Waterfront; Hitchcock's Early Films; Lidia Bastianich; Please Explain Sinkholes

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Richard Hake fills in for Leonard. Justin Davidson, New York magazine’s architecture critic, discusses Mayor Bloomberg’s plans for the city’s waterfront. We’ll find out about Hitchcock’s earliest films. Lidia Bastianich looks at how immigrants and others celebrate independence in America. And Please Explain is all about sinkholes!

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Richard Hake

On the Waterfront

Justin Davidson, New York magazine’s architecture and classical music critic, discusses the New York City waterfront and Mayor Bloomberg’s resiliency plan. He The looks at the history of the city’s relationship to the waterfront, and argues that we should double down on developing it rather than retreat. Davidson's article "Liquid City" is in the July 1 issue of New York.

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Hitchcock's Earliest Films

Florence Almozini, Program Director for BAMcinématek, and Rodney Sauer of the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, talk about Alfred Hitchcock’s nine earliest surviving works, all newly restored by theBritish Film Institute. These silent films are screened with live scores performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. The Hitchcock 9 is playing at BAMcinématek June 28-July 3.

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Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America

Lidia Bastianich discusses her one-hour special, “Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence.” She and a few celebrity guests travel the country exploring how various cultural groups observe different symbolic events marking independence. She also shares her own personal tale of escaping from behind the Iron Curtain at age 12, outrunning bullets and dogs to cross the border. “Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence” airs June 28 at 10 pm on PBS.

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Please Explain: Sink Holes

After a Florida man disappeared into a sinkhole that swallowed his bedroom, many people began wondering how stable the ground beneath our feet really is. On this week's Please Explain, Randall Orndorff, Director of the USGS Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center, explains what sinkholes are, why they form, where and when they are most likely to occur and how best to prevent them or predict and prepare for them.

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