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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On today’s show, Charles Bowden talks about the troubled border town Juarez, Mexico, which has a higher murder rate than Baghdad. Then, Mitzi Gaynor describes what she calls her life behind the sequins! Also, the new rock musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” is now playing at the Public Theater to rave reviews, and we’ll talk to the show’s star Ben Walker and to Michael Friedman, its composer-lyricist. Plus, the Gurus of How-to Al and Larry Ubell answer your home repair questions!

Pulitzer Prize Winners
Liaquat Ahamed won the Pulitzer Prize for History, for Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World. He was on the Leonard Lopate Show February 4, 2009. You can listen to that interview here.

T. J. Stiles won the Pulitzer Prize for biography, for The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. he was on the Leonard Lopate Show April 30, 2009. You can listen to that interview here.
He was also on the Leonard Lopate Show December 22, 2009, to discuss Robber Barons. You can listen to that interview here.

Anthony Shadid, of the Washington Post, won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. He was most recently on the Lopate Show March 11, 2010, assessing the results of Iraq’s parliamentary elections. You can listen to that interview here.

Murder City

Ciudad Juárez sits across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. Once a thriving border town, it now has a murder rate that exceeds that of Baghdad—in 2009 more than 1,986 people were killed in Juarez. Charles Bowden, one of the few journalists who’s spent extended periods of time in ...

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Razzle Dazzle

Mitzi Gaynor, Golden Globe nominee for the 1958 film “South Pacific” and Emmy Award winner for her many TV variety specials, discusses her career and her upcoming New York debut of “Razzle Dazzle: My Life Behind the Sequins.” She’s performing with a seven piece band in the Feinstein’s ...

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Alex Timbers’s critically acclaimed rock musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” has returned to The Public after a sold-out run last spring as part of The Public’s Public LAB season. Ben Walker, who plays Andrew Jackson, and Michael Friedman, who wrote the music and lyrics, discuss the play. It's ...

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The Gurus of How-To

Alvin and Larry Ubell, the Gurus of How-To, answer your questions about home repair. Call 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave a comment below. The Ubells' Accurate Building Inspectors Web site.

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Guest Picks: Mitzi Gaynor

Mitzi Gaynor 's favorite books, shows, and music right here.

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