Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Public opinion on personal privacy is shifting as more Americans say they are against the NSA’s surveillance techniques. The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald joins the show to talk about the polls and the latest in the NSA surveillance controversy. Plus: Pope Francis recently returned from his first international trip as pope. Church watcher Rocco Palmo analyzes the trip, what Francis said and his more relaxed style; a check-in on the upcoming New Jersey Senate primary; the expansion of tennis at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens; and Najla Said on her search for an identity as the Arab-American daughter of the late intellectual Edward Said.
Friday, February 01, 2013
The arrival of the West-Eastern Divan at Carnegie Hall is enormously exciting for many reasons. But the one that resonates most with me is that it is a wonderful tribute to a dear family friend, the late Edward Said, humanist literary critic, writer, educator and musician who envisioned this endeavor with his friend, conductor Daniel Barenboim, and saw the beginnings of its success.