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Friday, April 20, 2007

We find out how communities throughout the world are fighting the privatization of their water supplies. Then, Farley Granger talks about starring in Hitchcock's "Rope" and "Strangers on A Train." And we pay tribute to Barbara Stanwyck, who's the subject of a 12-film retrospective at BAM. Plus, we explore the history and science of building skyscrapers, on Please Explain.

The Privatization of Water

Throughout the world, global corporations are buying the rights to lakes, streams, and springs--and taking control of public water services. In Thirst, Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman warn against the growing privatization of water supplies, and explain how some communities are fighting back.

Thirst is available for purchase at

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Farley Granger on Hollywood and Broadway

Farley Granger (of "Rope" and "Strangers on A Train" fame) talks about the ups and downs of his career in Hollywood and on Broadway. He's joined by Robert Calhoun, who helped write his memoir Include Me Out.

An Evening with Farley Granger at Film Forum



Brooklyn's Own Barbara Stanwyck

Victoria Wilson, author of Barbara Stanwyck: Her Life, Her Work, Her Hollywood, Across an American Century, and film historian Elliott Stein celebrate Barbara Stanwyck's centennial. Her distinctive acting is on display in a 12-film retrospective at BAM.

Ball of Fire at BAM


Please Explain: Skyscrapers

Carol Willis, an architectural historian and the Founder and Director of the Skyscraper Museum, and Bill Baker, a partner in charge of Structural and Civil Engineering with the firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill, answer your questions about how skyscrapers are built, and how and why they keep getting ...

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