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Friday, August 08, 2008

Most Americans can’t see the Milky Way in the night sky; here in New York, we’re lucky if we can see any stars at all. On Please Explain, find out why light pollution is a growing problem that may even affect your health. Also, States of the Union is all about Alaska. We look at the new film “Elegy,” based on a Philip Roth novella. And to start us off: answers to all your gardening questions!

Hot Horticulture

New York’s gardeners often have to get creative with limited space, making the best of fire escapes, roofs, and tiny spaces that get little sun or wind. Horticulturist Gerard Lordahl of the CENYC’s Open Space Greening Program answers your questions about gardening in the New York area. Leave ...

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States of the Union: Alaska

We find out what voters in the Last Frontier think about the recent indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens – and what it means for his re-election campaign. Also: Gov. Sarah Palin, who has been mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate. And look into how Alaskans feel about drilling in the ...

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Elegy

The new film “Elegy” is based on a novella by Philip Roth; it’s about a cultural critic whose life is thrown into disarray when he becomes romantically involved with one of his students. Isabel Coixet is the director; Patricia Clarkson co-stars. It opens today at the Angelika and Lincoln Plaza ...

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Please Explain: Light Pollution

Most Americans can’t see the Milky Way in the night sky…and here in New York, we’re lucky if we can see any stars at all! Find out why light pollution is a growing problem, and how it may even endanger your health. Leonard talks to Pete Strasser of the

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