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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate today. Kristen Wiig and director Liza Johnson talk about their new film, “Hateship Loveship.” Rob Lowe discusses his new memoir. WNYC’s Arun Venugopal tells us about his new series Micropolis and the modern state of the old-fashioned practice of arranged marriage. And the Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold talks about reporting on fracking over the last decade and how our quest for domestic energy has changed the national economy.

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Andy Borowitz

Kristen Wiig Gets Serious in 'Hateship Loveship'

Playing a dramatic role in a new film based on a book of Alice Munro short stories, she says her quiet serious role made her flex a new muscle. 

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Rob Lowe on How to Love Life

"When you’re a puppy, you’ve got to move over and let the big dogs eat," and other things Rob Lowe learned has learned from Warren Beatty and from life in Hollywood.

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Arranged Marriage and Micropolis

Arun Venugopal, reporter and the creator of Micropolis—WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City—explores the old-fashioned practice of arranged marriage. He’ll be joined by Fraidy Reiss, who founded Unchained At Last, an organization to help women leave their arranged marriages, as she herself did. 

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How Fracking Changed the World

Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy, and we'll find out how and what it means for energy, the environment, and the economy.

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