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Friday, April 30, 2010

On today’s show, we’ll get a comprehensive history of anti-Semitism in England—from the expulsion of Jews by King Edward I up through today. Then, film scholar Juan Salas talks about his discovery of "With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain," an 18-minute film by Henri Cartier-Bresson (excerpted below).

Also, Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, and Jan Maxwell discuss the revival of the screwball comedy "Lend me a Tenor." Plus, Please Explain is all about offshore oil drilling.

Trials of the Diaspora

Anthony Julius discusses the history of anti-Semitism in England, beginning with the medieval persecution of Jews to he contemporary anti-Semitism that emerged in the late 1960s that dismisses the legitimacy of Zionism and the State of Israel. His book Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England ...

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With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

Film scholar Juan Salas talks about recently discovering an 18-minute film shot by Henri Cartier-Bresson called "With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain," made 1937-38. He’s be joined by Jeanne Houck, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, which is having a reunion program and reception on May 2 ...

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Lend Me a Tenor

Stanley Tucci, director of "Lend Me A Tenor," and Tony Shalhoub and Jan Maxwell, who star in it, discuss the play— a screwball comedy set in the 1930s. It’s playing at the Music Box Theatre.

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Please Explain: Off-Shore Oil Drilling

With the recent explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and the oil slick heading toward the shore, on today's Please Explain, we're looking into how offshore drilling is done how much oil might be discovered under the Atlantic now that the Obama administration is ...

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