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Friday, November 09, 2007

Around 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia each year. On today's Please Explain, find out what causes insomnia...and what you can do to get some sleep. Also: celebrating the life and work of Peter Jennings. We hear the history of Arabs and Jews in the ancient port city of Jaffa. And a look at the new play Masked. Guest host Julie Burstein sits in today for Leonard.

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Julie Burstein

Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life

Peter Jennings was hired by ABC to anchor the evening news when he was just 26 years old. His widow Kayce Freed Jennings and former colleague Lynn Sherr have co-edited a new book called Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life.

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Kayce Freed Jennings and Lynn Sherr will be taking ...

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Arabs and Jews in Jaffa

Journalist Adam LeBor looks into the intimate history of Arabs and Jews in the ancient port city of Jaffa. His book is City of Oranges.

Events: Adam LeBor will be speaking
Friday, November 9 at 6pm
Temple Israel
112 East 75th Street

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Masked: Three Palestinian Brothers

The new off-Broadway play Masked is about three Palestinian brothers. It’s the first play written by an Israeli playwright about the Intifada. Actors Arrian Moayed, Darud Heidami, and Sanjit de Silva star.

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Please Explain: Insomnia

Can’t sleep? Find out why on today’s Please Explain…and whether there’s anything you can do about it, from drinking warm milk to popping sleeping pills. Dr. Ana Krieger is the Director of the NYU Sleep Disorders Center. Dr. Carl Bazil is Director of Neurological Division at the Columbia University Comprehensive ...

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