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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

On today’s show, former first lady Rosalynn Carter discusses her advocacy for the mentally ill. Then, Pam Grier talks about her life, career, and her with many memorable roles, like Jackie Brown. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley on her latest, called Private Life. Humorist Dave Barry tells terrifying tales of adulthood. And we’ll get the latest on the capture of the Times Square car bomber suspect from WNYC’s Bob Hennelly.

Rosalynn Carter on the Mental Health Crisis

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talks about her 35 years of advocacy work in the field of mental health. She describes a system that continues to fail those in need. In Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis, she gives a powerful account of a subject previously shrouded ...

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Foxy Pam Grier

Pam Grier, best known for her roles as Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, Coffy, and Jackie Brown, talks about her life and career. In her memoir Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, she discusses her relationships with famous men like Richard Pryor, her experiences as a backup singer and a blaxploitation ...

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Private Life

Pulitzer Prize–winner Jane Smiley discusses her latest novel.


Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood

Humorist Dave Barry talks about the mystifying territory of adulthood—from fatherhood, parenting, self-image, the battle of the sexes, celebrity, technology, certain unmentionable medical procedures, and more. His latest book is I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood.

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Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Update

We’ll get the latest on the capture of the Times Square car bomber suspect from WNYC’s Bob Hennelly.

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Leonard's Questions: Pam Grier

Pam Grier stopped by our studios to talk to Leonard Lopate to tell us what books she's reading.


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