Anthony Hopkins on "Slipstream"

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Sir Anthony Hopkins discusses writing, directing, and starring in the dark comedy "Slipstream." Then director Alison Eastwood talks about her debut film, "Rails and Ties." Also, an activist describes the plight of the 27 million people held in slavery worldwide and tells us what we can do to help end forced labor. And on Please Explain, we give you a hand with understanding why some of us are righties while others are lefties.

The Leonard Lopate Show is hosting a new Thanksgiving cartoon contest, Cartoon Cornucopia! Check it out and be sure to submit your original cartoon by Wednesday, November 14 at noon.

Anthony Hopkins on "Slipstream"

Academy Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins has played a faithful butler, a disgraced president, and a brilliant serial killer; but his latest film draws its inspiration from his own life. He talks to Leonard about writing, directing, starring, and composing the score for "Slipstream," a dark comedy about an aging screenwriter ...

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Alison Eastwood on "Rails and Ties"

Alison Eastwood makes her directing debut with “Rails and Ties," a film starring Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden as a couple at a crossroads. When a woman commits suicide by parking her car in the path of an oncoming train, the train's engineer (Bacon) and his wife (Harden) are ...


Ending Slavery

There are an estimated 27 million people held in slavery worldwide, producing $13 billion in goods and services. In his book, Ending Slavery, Kevin Bales provides a six-point plan for eradicating forced labor on both a local and a global level.

Purchase Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves at ...

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Please Explain: Handedness

Are you a lefty, a righty, or maybe even ambidextrous? On today's Please Explain, we investigate the neurobiological basis for being right or left handed. Send us your questions for Professor Robert L. Sainburg of the Department of Kinesiology and Neurology at Pennsylvania State University and Dr. John Krakauer of ...

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