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Friday, March 19, 2010

On today’s show, NPR's Deborah Amos reports on what the Sunni diaspora means for both Iraq and its neighbors. Then, Chris Cleave talks about his novel Little Bee, about a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan who can't escape her troubled past. And Actress Noomi Rapace and director Niels Anden Oplev discuss the film adaptation of the international bestseller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about hypnotism!

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Eclipse of the Sunnis

NPR’s Iraq correspondent, Deborah Amos discusses the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Sunni Muslims uprooted or exiled by the conflict in Iraq who have spread across the Middle East, unbalancing that sensitive region. Her book Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and the Upheaval in the Middle East ...

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Little Bee

Chris Cleave, columnist for The Guardian newspaper in London, talks about his second novel, Little Bee, which tells the story of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British couple whose lives intertwine.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Actress Noomi Rapace and director Niels Arden Oplev discuss their new film “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” the first feature film based on the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s literary phenomenon “Millennium” trilogy. It opens March 19.

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Please Explain: Hypnosis

On today’s Please Explain we’ll look into how hypnosis works, and how it can be effective in treating people who want to stop smoking, lose weight, or calm their nerves before a test. We’re joined by Dr. Roberta Temes, hypnotist, psychologist, and author of The Complete Idiot’s ...

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