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Friday, April 01, 2005

Roger Corman, legendary B-movie director and producer, looks ahead to the newest generation of filmmakers. What kinds of films can we expect to see in the years to come? Then media consultant Herb Clark doles out some advice for public radio. Also, a look into why makeovers are overrated – maybe we should all have makeunders instead. We’ll air part of the remote broadcast Leonard did at MoMA earlier this week – find out about MoMA’s New Directors/New Films series. And for our weekly Please Explain feature, we’ll tell you how to get organized.

King of the Exploitation Film

During Roger Corman's some-50 year career, he has produced more than five hundred films on shoestring budgets, making a profit on nearly every one. Blood-sucking vampires, biker gangs, vigilante strippers...He's a role model for many of today's indie filmmakers.

The Chamberlain Bros International Student Film Festival ...


Makin' Radio Waves

Herb Clark, media consultant, tells us how he thinks the world of public radio should should be run.

Music: Soundtrack to Mumford, music by James Newton Howard: "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"



Dr. Janet Friedlander, author of Make-Under, tells us about her search for authenticity in a world of makeovers.

Music: Track #11 on the soundtrack from the film “Mumford” on Hollywood Records.


New Directors/New Films

On March 29th, Leonard did a remote broadcast at MoMA's Titus Theatre. Today we re-air his interview with Laurence Kardish, senior curator in the Department of Film and Media at MoMA; and Eric Lin, whose documentary, Music Palace, is featured in the New Directors/New Films series at MoMA.


Please Explain: Get Organized

Finally you can deal with all those piles of paper on your desk, the boxes under your bed, the stacks of stuff in your closet. On today's Please Explain, Julie Morgenstern, professional organizer, will whip us into shape.

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