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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The debate over stem cell research became very personal for Dr. Jack Kessler when his own daughter became paralyzed in an accident. Find out why he believes that stem cells are the best hope for his daughter’s recovery. Also: how Hollywood created some of its biggest stars. We hear about a new Mark Twain comedy, "Is He Dead?" And a look at how lives are changed by money - whether it's through a sudden windfall, or a massive debt.

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Dr. Jack Kessler

Stem Cell Research: A Doctor’s Personal Mission

The debate over stem cell research became very personal for neurologist Dr. Jack Kessler when his own daughter became paralyzed in an accident. Now he believes that stem cells are the best hope for his daughter’s recovery, and he’s devoted his own career to researching them. Dr. Kessler is the ...

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Hollywood’s Star Machine

From the 1930s to the 1950s, Hollywood studios worked hard to create their stars. Wesleyan film studies professor Jeanine Basinger explains how the "star machine" selected, groomed, and maintained celebrities like Lana Turner, Errol Flynn, and Tyrone Power – and why that machine no longer works in today’s Hollywood. Basinger’s ...

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Is He Dead? A New Mark Twain Comedy

Playwright David Ives adapted a newly-discovered Mark Twain comedy for "Is He Dead?" The play is about a struggling artist who stages his own death to drive up the price of his paintings. It’s at the Lyceum Theatre, at 149 W. 45th St. between 6th and 7th Aves.

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Money Changes Everything

Whether it’s a sudden windfall of cash, massive debts, or a disputed loan...money changes lives and relationships. Jenny Offill and Elissa Schappel are editors and contributors of an essay collection called Money Changes Everything..

Weigh in: Tell us about a relationship that was improved or ruined by a change ...

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