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Friday, March 12, 2010

Filmmaker Kristian Fraga and Marine First Lieutenant Mike Scotti talk about “Severe Clear,” the first-person account of what life was like on the front lines in Iraq. Then, Danielle Offri, an attending physician at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, tells us about some of the unique patients she has known over the years. Plus, Thomas Mallon talks about the fading art of letter writing. And Please Explain is all about meat-eating plants and other botanical oddities.

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Severe Clear

"Severe Clear" is a first-person account of the Marines who were on the front lines of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mike Scotti, First Lieutenant who shot it on his Mini-DV camera, and director Kristian Fraga, who assembled it, talk about the film and how it portrays life ...

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Medicine in Translation

Danielle Ofri, an attending physician at New York’s Bellevue Hospital and the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review discusses the patients she has known who have braved language barriers, religious and racial divides, and the emotional and practical difficulties of exile in order to access quality health care. ...

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Yours Ever

Thomas Mallon discusses the fading art of letter writing—the confessions and complaints and revelations sent from battlefields, frontier cabins, and luxury liners, along with travel bulletins, suicide notes, fan letters, and hate mail. In Yours Ever: People and Their Letters, he reveals the human experiences behind some of the ...

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Please Explain: Strange and Mysterious Plants

Today's Please Explain is all about botanical mysteries and wonders—from meat-eating plants to phosphorescence. Jamie Boyer, Director of Children's Education at the New York Botanical Garden, and Amy Stewart, author of Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities.

Events: Amy Stewart will ...

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