Money Makes the World Go 'Round

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

We’ll examine how a new generation of billionaires, like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, are reshaping philanthropy by applying business-style strategies and models. Then, director Robert O’Hara and actors Brian Tyree Henry and Andre Holland discuss the trilogy "The Brother/Sister Plays," which is running at the Public Theater. Also, we’ll find out about Patricia Highsmith--whose real life was as complicated as the characters in her novels. Plus, the gurus of how-to, Al & Larry Ubell, field your home repair questions!

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For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away, but the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give see charity as more like business. Matthew Bishop explains how philanthrocapitalism works and what it means for philanthropy. In Philanthrocapitalism, written ...

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The Brother/Sister Plays

Director Robert O’Hara and actors Brian Tyree Henry and Andre Holland discuss "The Brother/Sister Plays," Terrell Alvin McCraney’s trilogy of modern-day stories about an extended family and community in the Bayou. "The Brother/Sister Plays" are playing at the Public Theater through December 20.


The Talented Miss Highsmith

Fiction writer Patricia Highsmith had a life as dark and compelling as that of her favorite character, the talented Tom Ripley. Biographer Joan Schenkar describes Highsmith’s secretive life and how it influenced her writing, including her popular novels Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Her book is ...

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The Gurus of How-To

Alvin and Larry Ubell, the Gurus of How-To, answer your questions about home repair. Call 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave a comment below. The Ubells' Accurate Building Inspectors Website.

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