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The Fight for Local Seafood and the Fight for Improving the Reality Television Industry

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Wild King salmon in Seattle's Pike Place Market Wild King salmon in Seattle's Pike Place Market (Copyright: Natalia Bratslavsky/Shutterstock)

Paul Greenberg investigates the unraveling of the nation’s seafood supply...and looks at why we don’t eat fish caught in our own waters.  Director Steve James and Chaz Ebert, Roger Ebert’s widow, talk about the influential film critic’s life and work. Jeffery Renard Allen talks about his new novel, Song of the Shank, about an autistic 19th century slave who was a musical genius. And we’ll discuss the working conditions of producers working in reality television—who routinely work 12 or 14 hour days, 7 days a week with no overtime or benefits.

We're Up To Our Gills In Imported Seafood - And That's Not Good

Why Americans stopped eating local seafood, and why it’s a problem.

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Roger Ebert's Life at the Movies

The documentary "Life Itself" tells the life story of the influential film critic and cultural commentator.

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Song of the Shank, a Novel by Jeffery Renard Allen

Jeffery Renard Allen talks about his new novel, Song of the Shank, a contemporary American story about music, race, an unforgettable man, and an unreal America during the Civil War era. At the heart of this novel is Thomas Greene Wiggins, a 19th-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom.

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The Reality of Reality Television

Why the New York City Council is considering promoting a code of standards of the industry, and why she think that’s so important.

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