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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On today’s show, we’ll look at how other countries around the world deal with terrorism suspects. Then, we’ll find out how roads have helped advance civilization. Also, filmmaker Robin Hessman discusses her documentary “My Perestroika.” And we’ll get the latest buzz on the future of beekeeping in New York City. Plus, we’ll hear about the ten worst landlords in the five boroughs!

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"Suicides" at Guantanamo Bay

A new investigation in Harper’s magazine is raising questions about whether the deaths of a number of detainees who were held at Guantanamo Bay Prison should really be classified as homicides. We’ll talk to Scott Horton, Contributing Editor of Harper'sand professor at Columbia Law School. Read the article

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On the Road

Ted Conover looks at roads and the crucial role they play in advancing civilization. In The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today, he explores six of the world’s key roadways—in Peru, East Africa, the West Bank, India, China, and Nigeria. ...

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My Perestroika

When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new world of possibilities. Robin Hessman discusses her feature documentary “My Perestroika,” which tells the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who grew up behind the Iron Curtain and entered adulthood just as the world ...

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Beekeeping in the City

New York City’s board of health voted on March 16 to lift a ban against beekeeping in New York City. Beekeeper Andrew Cote talks about what legalizing bees in the city might mean for burgeoning bee keepers here, and what’s involved with urban beekeeping. Find out more about keeping honeybees ...

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New York’s Worst Landlords Roundup

Ward Harkavy, Senior Editor at the Village Voice talks about the newspaper’s "Ten Worst Landlords" roundup, a two-part profile of the city’s ten worst landlords in New York City, which appears for the first time since 2006. New York's Ten Worst Landlords, Part 1 appeared in ...

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