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Thursday, February 11, 2010

On today’s show we’ll talk to three of the stars of Sam Mendes’s new production of “As You Like It,” currently at BAM. Then, we’ll take a stroll through the murky land of conspiracy theories. Plus, Steven Amsterdam tells us about his new collection of short stories. And our latest Underreported segments look at the role Goldman Sachs has played in Greece’s financial woes, and we'll get an update on Iceland’s attempts to dig itself out of its debt crater.

As You Like It

Thomas Sadoski, Christian Camargo, and Juliet Rylance talk about starring in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” directed by Sam Mendes. The play is part of the second year of Bridge Project at BAM, and is playing at BAM Harvey Theater through March 13. More information and tickets

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Voodoo Histories

Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy—from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the Kennedy assassination to the death of Princess Diana. David Aaronovitch discusses why they are so persistent and why they’ve been around for so long. In Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy ...

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Things We Didn’t See Coming

Steven Amsterdam describes his debut collection of stories, Things We Didn’t See Coming. The darkly comic stories follow the narrator over three decades as he tries to survive in a world that’s becoming increasingly savage after a series of cataclysmic events.

Event: Steven Amsterdam will be reading and ...

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Underreported: How Goldman Sachs Helped the Greek Government Paper Over Its Debt

On today’s first Underreported, Stacy-Marie Ishmael of the Financial Times explains how Goldman Sachs used a derivatives deal to help Greece’s government hide how serious their debt was. Plus, an update on the negotiations in Europe to bail out Greece.

We discussed Greece's public debt in December. ...

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Underreported: On Thin Iceland

On today’s second Underreported, segment we’ll take a look at Iceland’s repeated attempts to dig itself out of financial ruin, and efforts by the country to repay the United Kingdom and the Netherlands money those countries lost in a failed Icelandic bank. We’ll talk to Landon Thomas Jr., ...


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