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Friday, July 10, 2009

Hazel Dukes, President of the New York chapter of the NAACP, celebrates the organization’s centennial. The director and one of the subjects of a new documentary about "The Goldbergs," a pioneering radio & TV sitcom, which ran from 1929 until 1955. Then Kathleen Horan on relationship obituaries. And Please Explain is all about plastic surgery.

Hazel Dukes and the NAACP

Hazel Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference, discusses the one hundredth anniversary of the NAACP, the organization’s history and future, and its centennial convention to be held in New York, July 11-16.

You can read WNYC's news blog on the NAACP centennial

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Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

Before "The Cosby Show," "Good Times," or even "I Love Lucy," there was "The Goldbergs." From 1929 until 1955, it was one of the most popular shows on radio and television. Aviva Kempner, director of the documentary "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg," looks at the show's star, Gertrude Berg, the ...

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Relationship Obits

Kathleen Horan founded when a big breakup was followed two weeks later by the death of her father. Her new book, Relationship Obits: The Final resting Place for Love Gone Wrong is a collection of obituaries of love affairs that have died.

Share a relationship ...

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Please Explain: Plastic Surgery

On today's Please Explain, we’ll look at plastic surgery, from liposuction to Botox to rhinoplasty, and what happens when someone goes under the knife to improve his or her appearance. We'll be joined by Dr. Robert Grant, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital ...

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