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Friday, May 15, 2009

On today’s show: former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich on the economy, organized labor, and the bank stress tests. Then, director Olivier Assayas discusses his new film “Summer Hours.” And, the Met Opera’s mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, one of the stars of “The Welcome Shore” at Merkin Concert Hall. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about “boys.”

Robert Reich on the Economy

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich joins us for a far reaching discussion on everything from what the Obama Administration’s pursuit of tax havens might mean for healthcare reform, to the bank stress tests, to the Employee Free Choice Act and the role unions are playing in the restructuring of ...

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"Summer Hours"

Director Olivier Assayas’ new film "Summer Hours" is about three siblings who face the difficult decision of what to do with their mother’s rambling country estate and 19th-century art collection as she passes away. "Summer Hours" opens on Friday, May 15, at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and IFC Center. For ...

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"The Welcome Shore"

The Met Opera's mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke joins us to talk about her performance in "The Welcome Shore," a hymn to rivers and oceans, at Merkin Concert Hall May 19 and 21. The concert includes music by Schubert, Noel Coward, Debussy Faure, Guastavino, Pauline Viardot and Rachmaninoff. Ticket and show time ...

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Please Explain: Boys

Today's Please Explain is about the nature of boys--their minds, bodies, brains, emotional lives, and behaviors. With Margaret M. McCarthy, professor of physiology at the University of Maryland, and Michael G. Thompson, a psychologist, school consultant, and author, most recently of It's a Boy!: Understanding Your Son's Development from Birth ...

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