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Monday, April 26, 2010

On today’s show, we’ll look at some of the sensible and senseless proposals for curbing global warming and the disasters associated with it. Then, we’ll learn about the unintended consequences of “operation Babylift,” the U.S. government’s 1975 effort to place thousands of Vietnamese children with families overseas. Also, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman discusses his new documentary about the 1968 My Lai massacre. And, Salman Rushdie and Caro Llewellyn talk about this year’s PEN World Voices Festival—the only international literary festival in the U.S.

Smoke and Mirrors

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Burton Richter, who has served on U.S. and international review committees on climate change and energy issues, discusses the sensible, senseless, and biased proposals for averting the consequences of global warming. In Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century, he ...

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Operation Babylift

Dana Sachs examines "Operation Babylift," the U.S. government’s plan for nearly 3,000 displaced Vietnamese children to be placed with adoptive families overseas. It was launched in April 1975, just before the fall of Saigon. In The Life We Were Given: Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of War ...


The My Lai Massacre

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman discusses his documentary, “My Lai,” about the 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke ranks to try to halt the atrocities and then bring them to light. “My Lai” airs on ...

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The PEN World Voices Festival

Salman Rushdie, and Caro Llewellyn, PEN World Voices Festival and Public Programs Director, discuss this year’s PEN World Voices Festival.

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Leonard's Questions: Caro Llewellyn

What does Caro Llewellyn read when she's not planning the PEN World Voices festival? Find out!


Leonard's Questions: Salman Rushdie

Is Salman Rushdie a Mets or a Yankees fan? He let us know when he was last on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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