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Philip Seymour Hoffman; Exiled from an Ultra-Orthodox Community; Profiting from Climate Change

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Monday, February 03, 2014

We're so sorry about the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. We're remembering him by re-airing a 2005 interview with him about the film "Capote." Leah Vincent tells us about growing up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and what happened when she was thrown of it. And we’ll take a look at how some countries and entrepreneurs could benefit from climate change, while the rest of the world suffers.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Discusses "Capote"

We were deeply saddened by the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death yesterday, and today we're re-airing a 2005 interview with Mr. Hoffman about his role as Truman Capote in the film "Capote." He won an Oscar for his performance. He was joined by Catherine Keener and director Bennett Miller.

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Sin and Salvation After an Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood

When Leah Vincent was 16, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend and was kicked out of her fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. In her new book Cut Me Loose, she talks about her struggle to confront the world of religious fundamentalism.

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An Update on the Ukraine

Timothy Snyder, Yale History professor and a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences gives us an update on what's happening in Ukraine. He is the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin.

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The Booming Business of Global Warming

McKenzie Funk looks into how some entrepreneurs and even some nations stand to benefit from a changing climate. In Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, Funk traveled to two dozen countries to profile entrepreneurs who see a potential windfall from drought, floods, and melting ice caps.

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