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Friday, January 23, 2009

Hear live coverage of Gov. David Paterson's press conference announcing his selection of Kirsten Gillibrand to fill NY's US Senate seat. Also, we give you a crash course on what every American needs to know about the Middle East. Stockard Channing and Martha Plimpton on starring in the new revival of “Pal Joey." And Please Explain is all about cold!

Join us for a Leonard Lopate Show film screening! On Tues., Feb. 3, we'll watch Frank Capra's "American Madness." Find out more and RSVP.

Guests:

Stockard Channing and Martha Plimpton

New York's New Senator

Hear live coverage of Gov. David Paterson's press conference announcing his selection of Kirsten Gillibrand to fill NY's US Senate seat. WNYC's Elaine Rivera joins us to comment.

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What Every American Should Know About the Middle East

An understanding of the Middle East is crucial in getting a handle on global geopolitics. Melissa Rossi, author of What Every American Should Know About the Middle East, gives us a crash course on what every American needs to know about the region.

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Pal Joey

Stockard Channing and Martha Plimpton co-star in the Roundabout’s new Broadway revival of "Pal Joey." It’s set in Chicago in the late 1930s, and tells the story of a scheming song and dance man with dreams of owning his own nightclub. It runs through March 1 at Studio ...

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Please Explain: Cold

Please Explain is all about cold - which many of us may have been feeling lately, with high temperatures rarely going above the 30s lately here in NYC! Dr. John Castellani is Research Physiologist with the US Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine. Dr. David Phillips is one of Canada’s ...

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