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Friday, April 09, 2010

On today’s show, financial journalist Roger Lowenstein gives us a blow-by-blow account of the biggest financial crash since the Great Depression. Then, a look at “method acting” and Lee Strasberg… we’ll talk about his legacy with his widow and with acting teacher Lola Cohen. Also, Robocop director Paul Verhoeven (who as it turns out is also a Jesus scholar) discusses how Jesus can be seen as a radical prophet. And, our latest Please Explain is all about skin care!

The End of Wall Street

Roger Lowenstein tells the full story of the end of Wall Street as we knew it. In The End of Wall Street he weaves together a financial, economic, and sociological thriller. He explains the origins of the crisis and looks at the lessons that should be learned from the ...

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The Lee Strasberg Notes

Lola Cohen and Anna Strasberg talk about Lee Strasberg’s unique teachings in actor training. Ms. Cohen is editor of The Lee Strasberg Notes, a document of the history and ongoing practice of Strasberg’s Method, based on unpublished transcripts of his classes on acting, directing, and Shakespeare.

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Jesus of Nazareth

Movie director Paul Verhoeven talks about his lifelong fascination with the facts and fictions surrounding the life of Jesus. He’s written a work of scholarship that paints a portrait of Jesus the man and Jesus the radical prophet, Jesus of Nazareth. We'll also talk about his career as a ...

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Please Explain: Skin Care

On this week's Please Explain, we're looking into skin care and skin care products. There are numerous lotions and potions that promise to restore youthful skin, but us there any truth to the claims they make? Dr. Michelle Hanjani, assistant professor of clinical dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center joins ...

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The Merry Ole Land of Oz

Meinhardt Raabe, the 3 foot 6 inch Munchkin who was best known for declaring that the Wicked Witch of the East was ”Not only merely dead, but really most sincerely dead” finally died, himself, at the age of 94.

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