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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Al Gore tells us why he feels today’s political climate is hostile to reason. But first, the executive director of the ACLU talks about protecting constitutional freedoms. And we hear about three restored films from the cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky. Plus, Lesley Dormen’s new novel imagines the life a middle-aged New York woman.

Guests:

Lesley Dormen’s and Al Gore

Fighting for Civil Liberties

Anthony Romero, the executive director of the ACLU, talks about the most pressing recent threats to our constitutional freedoms.

In Defense of Our America is available for purchase at amazon.com

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The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Producers Robin Klein and Mick Gochanour tell us about the restoration of three films from the underground director Alejandro Jodorowsky.

"El Topo," "The Holy Mountain," and "Fando y Lis" are available for purchase at amazon.com

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Al Gore on Politics and Propaganda

Al Gore argues that in the current political climate, reason faces an uphill battle against propaganda, fear, and a preoccupation with celebrities. And we take your calls on some of the issues Al Gore raises.

During times of crisis, is it still always appropriate for politicians and the ...

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Modern Middle Age

Lesley Dormen tells us about her new novel about a middle-aged woman navigating modern life in New York.

The Best Place to Be is available for purchase at amazon.com

Events: Lesley Dormen will be reading
Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 pm
Pete’s Candy Store
709 ...

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