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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lee Grant Lee Grant (Getty Images/Jack Robinson/Courtesy of the publisher)

On today’s show: We’ll find out about the hidden world of illegal trading in human organs. Academy Award-winning actress Lee Grant talks about her career on the stage and screen and her new memoir. Tiphanie Yanique tells us about her new novel, Land of Love and Drowning. And we’ll look at the American Dream Megamall, a stalled multibillion dollar redevelopment project in the New Jersey Meadowlands, which may be shaping up to be another scandal for Governor Christie.

The Hidden Global Market for Human Organs

Tracking and fighting the illegal global trade in human flesh.

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Lee Grant: 'I Said Yes to Everything'

The story of her life and career, from her breakout role as a teenager to being blacklisted to rebuilding her career and winning an Oscar for her role in "Shampoo."

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Land of Love and Drowning, a Novel by Tiphanie Yanique

A chronicle of three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s.


A Brief History (and Spirited Defense) of Spam

Is the most processed of processed meats really worse than a hot dog? Would a slice of Spam Upsidedown Pie change your mind?

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Chris Christie and the American Dream Megamall

The stalled project could be the latest in a tangle of scandals plaguing the New Jersey governor and his top aides.

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Leonard Lopate with Lee Grant at WNYC, July 10, 2014.

Guest Picks: Lee Grant

Actress Lee Grant was on the Lopate Show on July 10, 2014, to discuss her life and her memoir, I Said Yes to Everything. She shared a few of her favorite things with us.


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