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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Yale professor John Wargo discusses the dangerous chemicals we come in contact with every day and how we can protect ourselves. Then, the founding director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Program tells about her experience being held captive in Iran for eight months. The son of acclaimed Indian filmmaker Guru Dutt talks about his father’s work and a retrospective being shown at the New York Film Festival. Plus, Gordon Goldstein marks the eight-year anniversary of our invasion of Afghanistan and draws parallels to Vietnam.

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Gordon Goldstein and John Wargo

Green Intelligence

Yale University professor John Wargo discusses the impact of chemical exposures on women and children, and how, although people are growing more environmentally aware, there are still more than 80,000 synthetic compounds whose effects on human health haven’t been sufficiently studied. In his book, Green Intelligence: Creating Environments that ...

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My Prison, My Home

Haleh Esfandiari, the founding director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Middle East Program and former deputy secretary general of the Women's Organization of Iran, tells the story of how she was interrogated and imprisoned in Iran when the country's Intelligence Ministry believed she was part of an American conspiracy for ...

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The Films of Guru Dutt

Arun Dutt, son of filmmaker Guru Dutt, discusses his father’s life and work. As part of the New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is showing the first American retrospective of the Hindi director's time behind the camera, "NYFF Masterworks: A Heart as Big as ...

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Eight Years in Afghanistan

Today marks the eight-year anniversary of our intervention in Afghanistan. Gordon Goldstein, author of Lessons in Disaster, discusses the conflict and the parallels between Afghanistan and Vietnam.

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