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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today, we hear about the rise and fall of a China-to-New York human smuggling ring run by an unlikely crime boss—a middle-aged grandmother known as Sister Ping. Then, we’ll look at the Off-Broadway production of the new musical "The Tin Pan Alley Rag." Law scholar and bestselling author Stephen Carter on his latest thriller, Jericho's Fall. Plus, Barbara Ehrenreich and Molly Haskell look at how women in the workplace have been portrayed in movies on our latest installment of our Projections series.

Remember tonight's Leonard Lopate Show screening of the 1933 pre-code classic film "Baby Face" at 7:00 pm in WNYC’s Greene Space. We’re screening the film as part of our ongoing Projections series. Seating is FULL.

The Snakehead

In 1993, a boat carrying 300 near-starving illegal immigrants from China ran aground off the coast of New York, an event that led to a criminal investigation that uncovered an international human smuggling ring run by an unlikely crime boss—a middle-aged grandmother known as Sister Ping. Patrick Radden Keefe’s true-crime ...

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Tin Pan Alley Rag

Michael Boatman who plays Scott Joplin, and Michael Patrick Walker the Musical Director, talk about their roles in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Off-Broadway production of the new musical "The Tin Pan Alley Rag," about an imagined meeting of two of America’s greatest musicians--composer Scott Joplin and songwriter Irving Berlin. "Tin ...

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Jericho's Fall

Bestselling author Stephen Carter on his latest novel, Jericho’s Fall, which tells the story of Jericho Ainsley, former head of the CIA and a Wall Street titan, a man who spent his life uncovering and keeping secrets, who may be now be losing his mind.

Event: Stephen ...

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Projections: Women in the Workplace

We take a look at how women in the workplace have been portrayed on film in our latest installment of our Projections series. We’ll be joined by film critic and historian Molly Haskell and by author and academic Barbara Ehrenreich. The three films we'll be discussing are:
"Woman of ...

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