Songs and Cycles

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

An investigative journalist reports on the estimated quarter of a million mentally ill Americans in prison. Then, we talk about the influence of philanthropist and society figure Brooke Astor. And award-winning songwriter Alan Bergman tells us about finally performing his own songs. Later on, we hear from a vodou priest who performs ceremonies in New York. Plus, a look back at the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967 with Michelle Phillips (from The Mamas & The Papas) and producer Lou Adler.


Lou Adler, Alan Bergman and Michelle Phillips

Mentally Ill and Incarcerated

More than four times as many mentally ill people are in prison and jail than in all state psychiatric hospitals combined. Mary Beth Pfeiffer investigates why so many end up incarcerated in Crazy in America.

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The Last Mrs. Astor

Frances Kiernan examines the life of philanthropist and society figure Brooke Astor, in The Last Mrs. Astor.

The Last Mrs. Astor is available for purchase at

Events: Frances Kiernan will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, June 6 at 6 pm
The Corner Bookstore


Singing His Own Songs

Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award-winning songwriter Alan Bergman talks about taking a turn singing his own songs (like “The Windmills of Your Mind” and “The Way We Were”) for his first album: Lyrically, Alan Bergman.

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Events: Alan ...


The Sounds of a Vodou Priest

Vodou priest Erol Josue tells us about his new album, Regleman, and how it reflects the ceremonies he performs in New York.

Regleman is available for purchase at


Monterey Pop, 40 Years Later

Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas and producer Lou Adler look back on the landmark 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Events: Michelle Phillips and Lou Adler will introduce
a screening of Monterey Pop
Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30 pm
The IFC Center
323 Avenue of ...

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