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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Here in the U.S., the focus is on our elections next month - but Canada is holding its big elections next week! On today’s Underreported: find out about politics in our neighbor to the north. But first: Oliver Stone on his new film, "W." A look at the Hitchcock sendup now on Broadway, "The 39 Steps." We hear about proposals to redesign Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza. Plus, a States of the Union update on Michigan!

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Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone’s “W”

Oliver Stone, one of the most openly political directors in the movie business, talks about his latest film, “W.” It’s a biopic of President George W. Bush.

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Hitchcock on Broadway

Actor Arnie Burton discusses his role in "The 39 Steps," the award-winning Alfred Hitchcock sendup on Broadway. It’s now playing at the Cort Theatre, at 138 W. 48th St. More info about tickets is here.

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Redesigning Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza as it’s used today is difficult to walk and drive around, and is generally not very user-friendly. The Design Trust for Public Space recently sponsored a design competition called "Reinventing Grand Army Plaza" and has announced the winning entries.

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States of the Union: Michigan Update

We get an update about Michigan from Chris Christoff, Lansing Bureau chief for the Detroit Free Press. Find out what John McCain’s recent decision to pull his campaign out of the state means for his chances in the Wolverine State and how the financial downturn has affected a ...

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Underreported: Canada’s Elections

In the midst of the frenzy over next month’s elections here in the U.S. – did you know that Canada is holding its big elections next week on October 14th? Find out what’s at stake for our neighbors to the north, and whether the governing Conservative Party could be unseated ...

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