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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Eliot Spitzer gives us his take on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the current state of Wall Street. And we’ll speak with the Israeli and Palestinian co-directors of “Ajami,” which has been nominated for an Academy Award. When Ralph Ellison died in 1994, he left behind roughly 2,000 pages of an unfinished novel. We’ll talk to the editors who’ve assembled Ellison’s final book. Then, lawyer David Dow talks about his experience representing over 100 death penalty cases in Texas.

Eliot Spitzer

Former New York State Attorney General and former New York governor Eliot Spitzer discusses the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the current state of Wall Street, and what regulations might prevent banks from taking the kind of dangerous risks that caused the crisis.

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Ajami

Yaron Shani and Scandar Copti, Israeli and Palestinian co-directors of "Ajami," discuss collaborating on their debut film. Set in Jaffa’s multi-ethnic Ajami neighborhood, home to Jews, Muslims and Christians, the film has won prizes at festivals worldwide. "Ajami" opens February 3 at Film Forum and February ...

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Ralph Ellison's Unfinished Novel

Editors John F. Callahan and Adam Bradley talk about Ralph Ellison’s legacy and his massive unfinished final work, Three Days Before the Shooting, which he had spent nearly 40 years writing. The manuscript has been gathered in one volume for the first time.

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Autobiography of an Execution

David Dow has represented over 100 death row cases in Texas. In The Autobiography of an Execution he takes readers inside the issue of the death penalty—from the inner-workings of the criminal justice system to prisons and execution chambers—and reveals the challenges of working on these cases.

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