New Ways of Looking at Old Things

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

On today’s show: Mikhail Baryshnikov on his "other" career as a photographer. Then, we'll be joined by Tony award-winner Mercedes Ruehl, one of the stars of the Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg's "The American Plan." We’ll also speak with a photographer who has documented the children born as a result of Rwandan war crimes. And with Pulitzer- Prize winning author Edward Humes on the "eco-barons" who've been applying market strategies to the fight to save the planet.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

He may be one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century, but Mikhail Baryshnikov has also been a photographer for most of his adult life. He's just released a collection of his photographs that pay homage to choreographer Merce Cunningham. The book is called Merce My Way.


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The American Plan

Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl joins us to discuss her role in the Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg's "The American Plan," the story of a mother and daughter who spar over a young man while summering in the Catskills in the early 1960s. It's playing at The Manhattan Theater Club. ...

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Intended Consequences

During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, hundreds of thousands women were subjected to massive sexual violence by members of the infamous Hutu militia groups, known as the Interhamwe. Among the most isolated survivors are women who have borne children as a result of those rapes. Photographer Jonathan Torgovnik's new exhibition

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Eco Barons

While many people remain paralyzed by the scope of Earth's environmental woes, eco barons— a new and largely unheralded generation of Rockefellers and Carnegies— are having spectacular success saving forests and wild-lands, pulling endangered species back from the brink, and pioneering the clean and green technologies needed if life and ...

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