Drilling, Dancing, and FDR

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On today’s show, we’ll hear from people upstate about what’s happening with drilling for natural gas in their area. Anne Bass director of the documentary film “Dancing Across Borders,” and Cambodian-born dancer Sokvannara Sar discuss his unlikely journey from Angkor Wat to the School of the American Ballet. Plus, we’ll look at the new film that recreates Jerome Robbins’ 1958 ballet in sneakers called “NY Export: Opus Jazz.” And, in 1937 President Roosevelt tried to stack the Supreme Court by adding justices. We’ll talk to historian Jeff Shesol about the legacy of that political fight.

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