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Friday, June 19, 2009

Why is Lyme disease so often misdiagnosed? The director of the documentary "Under Our Skin" investigates the emerging epidemic. Patricia Clarkson and Evan Rachel Wood talk about their roles in the new Woody Allen film "Whatever Works." Then, we’ll "put our nose to the grindstone" and investigate the history of idioms. Plus, Please Explain is all about the atmosphere.

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Under Our Skin

Andy Abrahams Wilson directed the documentary "Under Our Skin," which sheds light on the science and politics of Lyme disease. He’s joined by Mandy Hughes, who tells her personal story of living with the disease. "Under Our Skin" is playing at IFC center June 19-June 25. Screening schedule and tickets ...

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Whatever Works

Actresses Patricia Clarkson and Evan Rachel Wood discuss their roles in Woody Allen's new film, "Whatever Works," about an eccentric New Yorker who abandons his upper-class life to lead a more bohemian existence. "Whatever Works" opens Friday, June 19 in New York, at Angelika Film Center; City Cinemas ...

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Hanging Noodles On Your Ears

Jag Bhalla takes a look at idioms, the amusing, often hilarious phrases that reveal how different cultures perceive and describe the world. In I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears, he looks at the way idioms embody cultural traditions and attitudes, capture linguistic nuance, and sheds light on "the ...

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Please Explain: The Atmosphere

On today's edition of Please Explain, we’ll look at the Earth’s atmosphere—what it's made of, how it makes life on the planet possible, determines weather patterns, and how human activity is changing it. We'll be joined by Dr. Joel S. Levine, Senior Research Scientist at NASA ...

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