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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Woody Allen talks with guest host Julie Burstein about his new film, "Cassandra's Dream." Also: how the grueling first year of medical residency affects both doctors and patients. A new novel about Bangladesh's 1971 war for independence. And on Underreported, find out what we can learn by studying hippo sweat! And we hear about a controversial scientific theory on how to fight climate change.

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Woody Allen

Woody Allen on "Cassandra's Dream"

Woody Allen's new thriller, "Cassandra's Dream," stars Collin Farrel and Ewan McGregor as British brothers Terry and Ian. Terry and Ian are desperate to improve their troubled lives; one is a gambling addict, and the other is desperately in love with a young actress. After Terry and Ian buy a ...

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The First Grueling Year of Being a Doctor

80-hour workweeks, exhaustion, mental and moral challenges: the first year of medical residency is one of the most harrowing of a doctor’s professional life. Dr. Sandeep Jauhar writes about his own difficult residency at a busy New York City hospital in Intern.

Event: Sandeep Jauhar will be speaking and ...

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A Novel About Bangladesh’s War for Independence

Tahmima Anam’s debut novel, A Golden Age, is about a woman who becomes embroiled in Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence.

Event: Tahmima Anam will be in conversation with her editor
Thursday, January 17 at 7 pm
McNally Robinson
52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry Streets)

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Underreported: The Power of Hippo Sweat

Find out what humans can learn from studying hippo sweat, which may have powerful antibiotic and sunblock properties. Herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr explains more about the promises of hippo sweat, and why he has to don a 200-pound hippo decoy suit in order to collect samples of hippo sweat to ...

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Underreported: Ocean Iron Fertilization to Slow Global Warming?

A controversial scientific theory holds that fertilizing the ocean with massive amounts of iron would reduce greenhouse gases - and thus slow global warming. But critics says that large-scale environmental tampering is too risky. Dr. Scott Doney, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, explains more about the pros and ...

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