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Friday, March 17, 2006

On today's show, a journalist’s eyewitness account of the 2003 outbreak of SARS near Hong Kong. Then, Molly Haskell describes the “Essentials” film series on Turner Classic Movies. And Wim Wenders describes his new film. Plus, the subject of this week’s Please Explain is nanotechnology.

Eyewitness to an Epidemic

The World Health Organization has warned that a bird flu pandemic could kill as many as seven million people worldwide. Karl Taro Greenfeld, a journalist working in Hong Kong at the time of the SARS outbreak in 2003, gives us his eyewitness account of the 21st century’s first great epidemic, ...

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Past Present: Eamon de Valera

Each month on our Past Present feature, we take a few moments to listen to what's gone out over WNYC's airwaves in years past. Today, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, we have a clip from Irish leader Eamon de Valera. He was best known as a leader of Ireland's ...

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Essential Films

Film critic Molly Haskell describes the “Essentials” series on Turner Classic Movies.

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Don't Come Knocking

Wim Wenders tells us about his new film, "Don't Come Knocking," about an aging Western movie star.

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Please Explain: Nanotechnology

On this week’s Please Explain, we'll learn about nanotechnology: technology on the scale of atoms and molecules that's measured in nanometers (which equal a millionth of a millimeter). Mike Treder, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology and Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D., Division Chief ...

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