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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Wong Kar-wai talks about his first English-language film, "My Blueberry Nights." Musician Norah Jones stars in the film. Also: Richard Price on his bestselling new crime novel set in the Lower East Side. States of the Union is all about Arizona, John McCain’s home state. And on Underreported: are Spain's old wounds from its civil war reopening?

Guests:

Norah Jones, Richard Price and Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar-wai and Norah Jones on "My Blueberry Nights"

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai has made his first-ever English-language film, "My Blueberry Nights"; musician Norah Jones has tried her hand at acting as co-star in the film. Wong describes "My Blueberry Nights" as "a story of a woman who takes the long route instead of the short one to ...

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Murder on the Lower East Side

Richard PriceRichard Price, master of urban crime fiction, has written a new novel set in the changing landscape of the Lower East Side is Lush Life. It focuses on the events surrounding the seemingly-random murder of ...

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States of the Union: Arizona

We look at Arizona -- John McCain's homestate -- and find out how illegal immigration shapes the political debate in this border state. Also: why public spending has become a major state-wide issue. Robert Robb is an editorial columnist for The Arizona Republic.

States of the Union fact of the ...

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Underreported: The Great Lakes and the Economy

Cleaning up the Great Lakes will bring big economic benefits to an area that’s been hit hard by manufacturing job losses, according to John Austin, Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution and director of the Great Lakes Economic Initiative. He tells us more about the strong connection between healthy Great ...

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Underreported: Spain’s Old Wounds

We look into whether Spain is becoming an increasingly divided country. Debates over Basque terrorism and the 3/11/04 Madrid train bombings may be helping to open old wounds from the Spanish Civil War and Franco. Giles Tremlett is the Madrid correspondent for the Guardian; his most recent book is

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