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Friday, July 19, 2013

On today’s show: New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes answers your etiquette questions for house guests and hosts! Piper Kerman on Orange is the New Black, her memoir about the time she spent in prison, which is the basis for the new Netflix series. Director Joshua Oppenheimer talks about his documentary, “The Act of Killing,” an unorthodox take on the story of the Indonesian death squads of the 1960’s. And this week’s Please Explain is all about sleep apnea!

Philip Galanes Gives Advice to Houseguests and Hosts

Summer is a big time for travel, and hosting guests and visiting others can raise some tricky questions about manners and etiquette. Philip Galanes offers advice for house guests and hosts! He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Do you have questions about being a house guest or hosting a house guest? Or do you have a disaster story to share? Let us know—leave a comment!

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Orange Is the New Black: Piper Kerman on Her Year in Prison

Piper Kerman talks about being sentenced to 15 months at a federal correctional facility. She writes about her experience in her memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, the basis for the new Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.”

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"The Act of Killing"

Joshua Oppenheimer discusses his documentary “The Act of Killing.” When the Indonesian government was overthrown in 1965, small-time gangster Anwar Congo and his friends went from selling movie tickets on the black market to leading anti-communist death squads in the mass murder of over a million people.  The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. “The Act of Killing” opens in New York July 19 at Landmark Sunshine Cinemas.

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Please Explain: Sleep Apnea

If you snore loudly and you wake up feeling tired even after a full night's sleep, you may have sleep apnea, is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. On this week’s Please Explain two sleep specialists talk about what sleep apnea is and what problems and complications it may cause. We’re joined by Dr. David M. Rapoport, Professor and Medical Director of NYU Sleep Disorders Center; and Dr. Susan Redline is Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Senior Physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Physician, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Guest Picks: Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison. It's the basis of the new Netflix series. She also told us she's been reading and watching recently!

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