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Friday, January 08, 2010

We’ll learn about the epic saga of the rise—and demise—of the American automobile industry. Then, Annie Baker talks about her play "Circle Mirror Transformation," along with two of its stars: Tracee Chimo and Deirdre O’Connell. Also, Mai Iskander discusses "Garbage Dreams," her documentary about teenage boys born in the world’s largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo. Plus, we’ll decode your cable bill on the next Please Explain!

Crash Course

Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Ingrassia describes the state of America’s auto industry and reveals the reasons for President Barack Obama’s decision to save Chrysler despite the opposition of many of his advisors. His book Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster takes us from factory floors ...

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Circle Mirror Transformation

Actresses Tracee Chimo and Dierdre O’Connell and playwright Annie Baker talk about the new hit play "Circle Mirror Transformation." It tells the story of four lost New Englanders who enroll in a community center drama class, where hearts are broken and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged ...


Garbage Dreams

Filmmaker Mai Iskander, discusses her documentary "Garbage Dreams," which follows three teenage boys growing up in the world’s largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo. It opens at IFC Center January 6.

Events: Mai Iskander will appear in person at the 6:30 pm screenings ...


Please Explain: My Cable Bill

On today’s Please Explain, Joel Kelsey, Associate Policy Analyst for Consumers Union, tells us about how cable television works, how fees are assessed, and explains the recent fights between cable networks and providers.

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Leonard's Questions: Deirdre O'Connell

Deirdre O'Connell likes listening to the music played at the yoga studio. She filled us in on her interests after her appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


Leonard's Questions: Tracee Chimo

Who is Tracee Chimo a fan of? Find out here!


Leonard's Questions: Annie Baker

Annie Baker fills us in on her interests after her appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


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