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Friday, November 20, 2009

First, we look into the safety of our nation’s water supply with New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg. Then, Werner Herzog discusses his latest film “Bad Lieutenant.” Pulitzer Prize-winner Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate, talks about her new book-length poem. Plus, out latest Please Explain is all about strokes.

Toxic Waters

New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg discusses his series "Toxic Waters," about the state of drinking water in the United States, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s negligence in enforcing the Clean Water Act. You can read the series "Toxic Waters" here.
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Bad Lieutenant

Director Werner Herzog latest film, "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans," a re-imagining of Abel Ferrara’s 1992 film “Bad Lieutenant.” It stars Nicolas Cage as Terence McDonagh, a drug-addled detective investigating the murder of five African immigrants. "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,"opens in New York Friday, November ...

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Sonata Mulattica

Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and musician, discusses Sonata Mulattica: Poems. It tells the story of the 19th-century virtuoso violinist, George Polgreen Bridgetower, who was friends with Ludwig van Beethoven until a rivalry for the same woman drove them apart.

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Please Explain: Strokes

On today’s Please Explain, we take a close look at strokes—the causes, effects, and therapeutic and medical advances that help people recover. We're joined by Dr. Randolph S. Marshall, chief of the Division of Stroke, Columbia University Medical Center, and Dr. Jay P. Mohr, Daniel Sciarra Professor of ...

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Jeanne-Claude

Jeanne-Claude created environmental works of art with her husband and fellow-conspirator/collaborator Christo. Together, they wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin, the Pont-Neuf in Paris, and created The Gates, with billowy orange drapes, in Central Park.

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