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Friday, September 28, 2007

Director Ang Lee discusses his latest film, "Lust, Caution." And a documentary filmmaker traces the troubled history of three Southern counties where whites systemically banished African-Americans residents around the turn of the 20th century. On today's Please Explain, we'll learn the value of a dollar as our experts tell us all about currency rates. But first, a local filmmaker reveals how one once-impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood is reacting to gentrification. Amy Eddings sits in for Leonard today.

Bushwick Homecomings

Bushwick was one of New York's poorest areas in the 1990s, but it's now becoming part of the wave of gentrification sweeping across the city. Stephanie Joshua's new documentary, Bushwick Homecomings, explores how residents of this Brooklyn neighborhood are reacting the rapid changes going on around them and what those ...

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During the time between the Civil War and the Great Depression, dozens of Southern counties banished thriving African-American communities from their midst. This little-known phenomenon typically began with a criminal accusation of a black man and his lynching, followed by the violent eviction of all the black families living in ...

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Please Explain: Currency Valuation

Anyone who has traveled outside the United States knows that the value of a dollar all depends on where you are. On today's Please Explain, Professor Mark Duckenfield of the London School of Economics and Associate Editor for Barron's Mike Santoli are here to answer your questions about how currencies ...

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Lust, Caution

Director Ang Lee discusses "Lust, Caution," his new film based on a short story by Eileen Chang. The movie takes place in Shanghai just before the outbreak of World War II, and follows a young Chinese actress as she becomes part of an intricate plot to ensnare a top Japanese ...


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