Poverty, Panthers, and Patricia

4 segments

We’ll talk to Gary Rivlin about what’s been called the “poverty industry”— pawnbrokers, check chasers and pay day lenders—and how it’s expanding during this latest economic downturn. Then, Academy Award-winner Tilda Swinton and Luca Guadagnino discuss the film “I Am Love.” Also, director Vadim Jean on his film “In the Land of the Free,” about three probably innocent men who have spent a half-century in solitary confinement at the Angola State Prison. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on our confounding language.

We’ll talk to Gary Rivlin about what’s been called the “poverty industry”— pawnbrokers, check chasers and pay day lenders—and how it’s expanding during this latest economic downturn. Then, Academy Ward-winner Tilda Swinton and Luca Guadagnino discuss the film “I Am Love.” Also, director Vadim George on his film “In the Land of the Free,” about three probably innocent men who have spent a half-century in solitary confinement at the Angola State Prison. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on our confounding language.