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Friday, April 17, 2009

On today’s show: Ahmed Rashid on why he says Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia have descended into chaos. Also, Sir Jonathan Miller on his staging of Bach’s St. Mathew Passion at BAM. Then, Choreographer Trisha Brown on her latest dance projects and her new art gallery show. Plus, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives an overview of addiction on today's Please Explain.

Descent into Chaos

Ahmed Rashid looks into what US involvement in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia has done to region and encourages a radical change of strategy to avoid disaster in his book Descent into Chaos.

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St Matthew Passion

Bach’s St Matthew Passion has been a highlight of concert seasons and festivals for over 150 years. Sir Jonathan Miller joins us to talk about his latest restaging of the production as part of the BAM 2009 Spring Season. Ticket info here.

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Trisha Brown

Choreographer Trisha Brown’s dance company is presenting a career spanning season at the BAM Opera House, including her 1979 work Glacial Decoy and 2004's O Zlozony/O Composite. A collection of Brown's drawings opens at the Sikkema Jenkins gallery in Chelsea on May 9.

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Please Explain: Addiction

There are more than 20 million substance abuse addict in America today and about 2 million of them turn to residential rehab each year. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins us to explain the science behind addiction and the toll it takes on individual addicts.

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