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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A cameraman working with Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel, directors of A cameraman working with Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel, directors of "Project Kashmir" (ProjectKashmir.org)

Every day seems to bring more bad news, but Matt Ridley argues that there's actually a lot to be optimistic about! Then, the two directors of the documentary “Project Kashmir,” discuss how two American journalists—one Muslim the other Hindu—react to the conflict in Kashmir. Also, Meghan Daum talks about her obsession with owning the perfect home. Plus, civil rights leader Andrew Young and his godson talk about the legacy of the civil rights movement.

The Rational Optimist

Matt Ridley explains how and why life is improving around the world. Though the world is far from perfect, food availability, income, and life span are up, while disease, child mortality, and violence are down.

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Kashmir

Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel, directors of "Project Kashmir," explore the conflict in one of the most beautiful and dangerous places on earth. They’re joined by Aarti Tikoo Singh, a journalist who worked in Jammu and Kashmir for seven years with The Times of India whose family was forced to leave Kashmir in the 1990s.

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The Perfect House

Meghan Daum describes her obsession with real estate and her fantasies of finding the perfect place for the perfect price.

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Walk in My Shoes

Andrew Young, a top aide to Martin Luther King, Jr. and one of history's most important civil rights leaders, was at Dr. King's side when he was assassinated. Young and his godson Kabir Sehgal talk about how two generations view civil rights, race, faith, love, and leadership.

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Leonard's Questions: Andrew Young

What kind of music is Andrew Young listening to? Andrew revealed his favorite music and more after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Leonard's Questions: Kabir Sehgal

Kabir Segal told his favorites include Hamlet and Nigeria after his appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Hank Jones

You wouldn’t know it from his self-effacing manner, but pianist Hank Jones was one of the giants of jazz.  For many years, he had been Ella Fitzgerald’s sideman, after which he began an association with Benny Goodman, later forming the Great Jazz Trio with Ron Carter and Tony Williams.

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