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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Houses floating on the Amazon River in Peru Houses floating on the Amazon River in Peru (pierre_pouliquin/flickr)

New Yorker staff writer Patricia Marx talks about the ins and outs of shopping in New York. Plus, our latest Underreported segments look at the Newtown Creek oil spill in Brooklyn and the lawsuit against Chevron filed by indigenous Ecuadorians who claim the oil company has polluted the Amazon river.

Shopping in New York

New Yorker staff writer Patricia Marx talks about the ins and outs of shopping in New York and around the world.

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Underreported: Update on the Newtown Creek Oil Spill

Alex Matthiessen, president of Riverkeeper, gives us an update on the Newtown Creek oil spill.

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Underreported Update: Oil, Ecuador, and Investigative Journalism

In his film Crude: The Real Price of Oil, documentarian Joe Berlinger chronicled the story behind a law suit filed by thousands of indigenous Ecuadorians against Chevron for oil pollution in the Amazon river. Earlier this month, a New York judge ordered him to turn over hundreds of hours of outtake footage from the film to Chevron.

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Leonard's Questions: Patricia Marx

Patricia Marx shares some of her favorite things on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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