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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Anne Hathaway and Raul Esparza talk about their roles in the latest Shakespeare in the Park production of "Twelfth Night." Justine Hardy describes living for twenty years in the disputed province of Kashmir. Then, Slate’s Fred Kaplan on the three key events in 1959 that changed the world. Plus, Peter G. Peterson of The Blackstone Group shares his thoughts on the current state of the economy.

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Twelfth Night

Anne Hathaway and Raul Esparza talk about their roles in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of "Twelfth Night," a comedy following the romantic adventures of Viola and her twin Sebastian, both shipwrecked in the enchanted dukedom of Illyria. It's playing through July 12 at the Delacorte Theater ...

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In the Valley of Mist

Justine Hardy, a writer, filmmaker, and aid worker who has lived and worked in Kashmir for 20 years, describes the region’s unique culture that's been shattered by the impact of insurgency, repression, and Islamic extremism. Her book In the Valley of Mist is a portrait of the Dar family, ...

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Slate columnist Fred Kaplan argues that it was in 1959 that the country shifted from its pre-WWII traditions to the individualistic, question-authority world of today. In 1959: The Year Everything Changed, he discusses three key events served as catalysts for vast changes that ushered in the modern world: ...

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The Education of an American Dreamer

Peter G. Peterson, co-founder of The Blackstone Group, shares his insights about the current economic crisis. He also describes his remarkable life story--from his Nebraska roots to his time as Secretary of Commerce in Nixon's White House, and through the founding of The Blackstone Group, one of the great financial ...

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