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Friday, May 28, 2010

Journalist Stephan Salisbury tells the story of Muslims who were arrested, harassed, and deported amidst the anti-immigrant hysteria that spread after 9/11. And the actress Rachel Weisz talks about her latest film. Then Finish-Estonian novelist Sofi Oksanen talks about her award-winning novel, Purge. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about lying!

Mohamed's Ghosts

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Stephan Salisbury tells the story of Mohamed Ghorab, an imam in Philadelphia who was arrested and detained by federal agents and eventually deported and separated from his family.

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Rachel Weisz

Actress Rachel Weisz discusses her career and her latest role, in "Agora," which is set in ancient Egypt under Roman rule.

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Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright Sofi Oksanen discusses her novel Purge, an international bestseller that has won Finland’s most prestigious literary awards.


Please Explain: Lying

With the recent disclosures that Richard Blumenthal did not serve in Vietnam, Adam Wheeler tricked his way into Harvard, and Columbia's valedictorian plagiarized his commencement speech, this week's Please Explain is all about lying.

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