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Friday, August 15, 2008

We look into the complicated link between race and poverty, and how America’s public school system needs to change to help improve racial equity. Also: States of the Union is all about Hawaii. French actress Ludovine Sagnier on her role as a TV weatherwoman in the new film “A Girl Cut in Two.” Plus – Debra Winger on how she’s created a life for herself beyond acting!

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Ludovine Sagnier and Debra Winger

Can Public Education Save America’s Kids?

We look at the complicated relationship between race and poverty, and what America’s public school system needs to do in order to promote racial equity. Pedro Noguera is the author of The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education.

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States of the Union: Hawaii

Find out how high gas prices are affecting the Aloha State, the most isolated state in the union – and one that depends on tourism. Plus: why Hawaii has been such a liberal state over the past 40 years. Ira Rohter is professor of politics at the University ...

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A Girl Cut in Two

French actress Ludivine Sagnier stars as a TV weatherwoman pursued by two very different men in Claude Chabrol’s new film "A Girl Cut in Two." It opens today at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the IFC.

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Debra Winger on Life Beyond Hollywood

Debra Winger explains how she’s resisted the all-consuming lure of Hollywood and created a life for herself beyond acting. Her new book, Undiscovered, weaves together memories, poetry, stories, and observations.

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