Mom & Pop, Movies, and Music

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today we'll talk about the role the mom and pop store can play in rebuilding the nation's economy. Then, writer/director Nicholas Meyer discusses writing the script for the most revered Star Trek film of all, The Wrath of Khan. Pianist Vladimir Feltsman and Tom Crawford, music director of the American Classical Orchestra, explain the difference between playing period and modern instruments. Plus, our Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner is here.

The Mom and Pop Store

Business journalist Robert Spector grew up working in his family’s butcher shop in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, an experience that taught him about the independent retail business and about life. In The Mom and Pop Store: How the Unsung Heroes of the American Economy Are Surviving and Thriving, he ...

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The View from the Bridge

Writer and director Nicholas Meyer shares his account of the making of three classic "Star Trek" films, including "STII: The Wrath of Khan." In his book The View from the Bridge, he explains that he’d never been interested in "Star Trek" until he was brought on board to save ...

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The American Classical Orchestra

Pianist Vladimir Feltsman and Tom Crawford, the founder and Music Director of the American Classical Orchestra, a period instrument ensemble, explain the difference between playing period instruments and modern instruments. The American Classical Orchestra is kicking off their 25th Anniversary season at Tully Hall on September 17th. More information about ...

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Week of the Collapse: AIG

All this week we're telling the stories behind the unraveling of our financial system in two minutes or less. Today, we look at the one year anniversary of the government bailout of insurance giant AIG. This segment contains excerpts from an interview we conducted in October of last year with ...


Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner

Our Word Maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book Woe is I has just been published. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a question below.

Visit Patricia T. O'Conner's Grammarphobia website. ...

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