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Thursday, December 01, 2005

On today’s edition of our regular Underreported series, a look at the politics of pollution. Why are America's minorities and poor more likely to suffer its effects? Then, we'll hear about a new biography of Robert Louis Stevenson. Plus, a new novel that follows the story of a single mother who teaches high school English in a private school. And Stephen Frears and Judi Dench are here to discuss their latest film.

Environmental Injustice

On today's Underreported feature, the politics of pollution. Some experts feel that “environmental racism” is keeping industrial waste and toxins in poor and minority communities, and out of affluent neighborhoods. We'll talk to Melissa Checker, the author of Polluted Promises: Environmental Racism and the Search for Justice In A Southern ...

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Myself and the Other Fellow

Claire Harman tells us about the life of Robert Louis Stevenson, the man who gave birth to the characters Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Myself and the Other Fellow.

Events:
Claire will be appearing at the 92nd Street Y on December 11 at 11am for a Biographers ...

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The English Teacher

Lily King (the author The Pleasing Hour) tells us about her latest novel: The English Teacher.

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Mrs. Henderson Presents

Director Stephen Frears and Judi Dench tell us about their latest film: “Mrs. Henderson Presents.” It's a musical comedy about the woman who brought nudity to the British stage in the late 1930s--in the form of London's notorious Windmill Girls.

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