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Friday, February 12, 2010

More than 30 million Americans are taking anti-depressants, and psychotherapist Gary Greenberg talks about what is gained—and lost—from using these often powerful medications. Then playwright David Ives and actress Nina Arianda discuss their new comedy “Venus in Fur.” Also, choreographer David Parsons stops by to talk about his company’s long run at the Joyce to celebrate its 25th anniversary. And, our latest Please Explain is all about invasive species.

Manufacturing Depression

More and more people have begun to ask themselves if they are happy, and if their unhappiness is a disease that can—and should—be treated by medication. Gary Greenberg discusses depression, drawing on medical scholarship, his 25 years as a psychotherapist, and his own experience with depression to show how it ...

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Venus in Fur

Playwright David Ives and actress Nina Arianda talk about Classic Stage Company's critically acclaimed comedy, “Venus in Fur.” It’s playing at Classic Stage Company, at 136 E. 13th Street, through March 7. More information and tickets here.

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Remember Me

Choreographer David Parsons talks about his internationally acclaimed company Parsons Dance, celebrating its 25th year, and the show “Remember Me,” is its longest run yet at The Joyce Theatre. Performances continuing through February 21. More tickets and information here.

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Please Explain: Invasive Species

Growing global trade means more bugs and plants end up where they don’t belong, causing widespread environmental damage. On today’s Please Explain, we’ll learn how invasive species—from Asian purple loosestrife to the Colorado potato beetle—can wreak havoc when they’re accidentally imported to a new environment. We’re joined by ...

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Leonard's Questions: Nina Arianda

What is Nina Arianda a fan of? She tells us her favorites after her appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Leonard's Questions: David Ives

David Ives talks about his favorite movie and more after his appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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