Anjelica Huston; 85 Years of the Academy Awards; Amnesia; Regulating Wall Street

« previous episode | next episode »

Monday, February 17, 2014

On today’s show we’re replaying some favorite recent interviews: Anjelica Huston talks about growing up the child of actor and director John Huston, her mother’s untimely death, and finding her own way in the entertainment industry. Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne tells us about the history of the Academy Awards. David MacLean describes coming to on a train platform in India with no idea of who he was or how he got there. Larry Doyle on how—5 years after the financial meltdown—Wall Street’s regulators are still failing to protect investors and taxpayers.

Anjelica Huston on Coming of Age

The legendary actor talks about coming of age in Ireland, London, and New York, and a girlhood spent encountering the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac in London, and losing her mother in a car crash when she was just 17.


The Story of Every Academy Awards for 85 Years

Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, was here in November to talk about the history of the Academy Awards. We're re-airing it today. Osbourne's newly revised book 85 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards, is about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the birth of the Oscars, and presents the story of each year's awards, beginning with the very first.


What Happens When You Forget Who You Are

On October 17, 2002, David Stuart MacLean came to on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there. He had no money, no passport, no identity. It turned out that the commonly prescribed malarial medication he had been taking caused him to develop a severe form of amnesia. When he returned to the United States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life. He writes about his harrowing experience in The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia. We're re-airing this interview today; it was originally broadcast in January.

Comments [2]

Are Wall Street Regulations Effective?

The financial meltdown in 2008 triggered nationwide outcry over the lack of regulation and oversight on Wall Street. But how much has changed since then? Leonard interviewed Larry Doyle about that in January, and we're re-airing the conversation today. Doyle argues that Wall Street, politicians, and the regulators themselves have conspired for personal and industry-wide gains while failing to protect investors, consumers, and taxpayers. In In Bed with Wall Street discusses recent scandals, such as the multi-billion dollar trading losses at JP Morgan Chase, the manipulation of interest rates via the LIBOR scandal, and money laundering with North American drug cartels and rogue nations such as Iran.

Comments [9]

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.