Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts; Insider Trading; "Dancing in the Streets"; Kevin Pearce's TBI; Please Explain

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Guest host Andy Borowitz fills in! He’ll speak with Charles Gasparino about the federal crackdown on insider trading. Mark Kurlansky on how the song “Dancing in the Street” became an anthem for changing America. Champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce talks about surviving his traumatic brain injury, along with Lucy Walker, director of a new documentary that chronicles his road to recovery. Plus, Please Explain is all about the art of complaining.


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Charles Gasparino on Insider Trading

Charles Gasparino talks about the government’s crackdown on insider-trading networks—an investigation that has led to more than 60 convictions. In Circle of Friends: The Massive Federal Crackdown on Insider Trading—and Why the Markets Always Work Against the Little Guy, he follows government investigators and prosecutors pursuing one of the most aggressive and broad-reaching series of insider-trading cases in the nation's history and has put big names on Wall Street behind bars.

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Dancing in the Street, Activist Song

Mark Kurlansky tells how the song “Dancing in the Street” became an anthem for a changing America. It was released in the summer of 1964—the time of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, the beginning of the Vietnam War, the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and the lead-up to a dramatic election. Kurlansky’s book Ready for a Brand New Beat explains how “Dancing in the Street” became an activist anthem.

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Snowboarder Kevin Pearce and Filmmaker Lucy Walker on "The Crash Reel"

Kevin Pearce, former US Champion snowboarder, talks about the terrible crash he had while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics that left him with a traumatic brain injury. He’s joined by Lucy Walker, director of the documentary “The Crash Reel,” which tells the story of Pearce’s recovery and life since the accident. “The Crash Reel” airs July 15 at 9 pm on HBO.

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Please Explain: How to Complain Effectively

Complaining is a favorite pastime for some people, but it is possible to complain in order to get results and prompt change?

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Kevin Pearce and Lucy Walker at WNYC July 12, 2013.

Guest Picks: Lucy Walker

Director Lucy Walker was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about her new documentary “The Crash Reel.” She told us a few of the things she likes to watch, read, and eat.


Kevin Pearce and Lucy Walker at WNYC July 12, 2013.

Guest Picks: Kevin Pearce

Former US Champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, talking about the traumatic brain injury he incurred while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He told us about a few of his favorite things.


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