Talkin' New York With Bette Midler, A Poet, A Mayor...and New Yorkers

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Bette Midler performs onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

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Bette Midler talks about her early life in Hawaii, her first big world tour and her environmental activism. Then: Brooklyn’s own Vijay Seshadri, the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Plus: funny stories from New York transplants on who taught them how to be New Yorkers (which for some reason often involves…bagels); the founders of the Reelabilities Film Festival, which features films about disability and those made by disabled filmmakers; and the mayor of (old) Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan.