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Shirin Neshat’s “Women Without Men”

Friday, May 14, 2010

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat talks about her first feature-length film “Women Without Men.”

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A Garden of Eden without Adam

Monday, May 10, 2010

Shirin Neshat creates visually stunning short films and art. The Iranian-born artist may be best known for her photographic series “Women of Allah” (1993-97) which depicts women wearing the chador, some carrying guns, their faces and hands covered with finely written Persian script.  Her first feature-length film, "

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Ash Paralyzes Europe, 'American Idiot' Opens on Broadway

Monday, April 19, 2010

We take look at what's ahead this week, with Marcus Mabry of The New York Times and Latoya Peterson editor of the blog, Racialicious. Volcanic ash continues to keep most European flights grounded affecting attendance at everything from the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate to the Tribeca Film Festival, both of which take place this week. Meanwhile, Washington is still buzzing about the Iran memo sent by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. And in cultural news, Wanda Sykes' show is up for renewal and Green Days' "American Idiot" opens on Broadway.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, April 19, 2010

David Sanger, of The NYT, talks about Defense Secretary Gates' memo to the White House and the fraud suit against Goldman Sachs.

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Obama Unveils Nuclear Posture Review

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

President Barack Obama has unveiled a new nuclear weapons policy today that would limit the circumstances under which the U.S. would use nuclear weapons.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, March 29, 2010

David Sanger of The NYT discusses the president's surprise Afghan visit and nuclear facilities that Iran may be hiding.

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Netanyahu, Clinton Deliver Remarks to AIPAC

Monday, March 22, 2010

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) today.

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Diplomats Want Middle East Peace Talks

Friday, March 19, 2010

They want the two to work out a deal that creates an independent Palestinian state by 2012.

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The Takeaway

Seven Years in Iraq, Is US Intelligence Getting it Right?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Today marks seven years since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. In 2005, two years after U.S. and allied forces entered Iraq a U.S. presidential commission said intelligence that Iraq had WMD's was "dead wrong." The report also cast doubts on the integrity of U.S. intelligence on Iran, North Korea, China and Russia. Seven years later, we're taking a look at how the intelligence community responded and asking what changes they've made in the wake of this massive failure.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Iran

Thursday, March 11, 2010

This noise pop band made up of experimentalist Aaron Aites and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio will be playing the Knitting Factory tonight. Download their doleful and left-field track "Buddy."

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Analyzing Ahmadinejad's Afghan Diplomacy

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Afghanistan today. His visit has strategists around the world scratching their heads as they try to discern his agenda.

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U.S. Drafts New Sanctions for Iran

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The U.S. is organizing support at the U.N. for hefty new sanctions meant to cripple Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, March 01, 2010

David Sanger of The NYT discusses where Obama stands on nuclear weapons and health care reform.

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Some See Iran's Influence on Upcoming Iraq Elections

Friday, February 19, 2010

Iraq's elections, scheduled for March 7, have already led to a spike in violent attacks throughout the country. Now, in Washington, there's concern that Iran is attempting to influence those elections.

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Concerns Grow Around Iran's Nuclear Program

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The U.S., Russia and France issued a joint statement today expressing concern over Iran's plan to enrich uranium to a higher degree.

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Has Iran's Opposition Lost Steam?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pro-government marchers flooded Iran's streets yesterday, on the anniversary of Iran's revolution. In fact, pro-government rallies far overshadowed opposition protests. And government supporters in Iran are dominating the online world as well. Social media channels like twitter and youtube had little more than a peep from opposition members. Has Iran's revolutionary spirit seen its end?

Siavash Ardalan is the host for BBC Persian TV's "Your Turn." Gary Sick is an Iran expert at Columbia University.

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Iran's Ayatollah Praises Pro-Govt. Rally

Friday, February 12, 2010

Khamenei also warned the West to stop putting obstacles in Iran's path.

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Clampdown and Defiance in Iran on Anniversary

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A huge pro-government crowd at state-run celebrations in Iran today dwarfed opposition protesters, who were stymied by a massive security clampdown.

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Iran Starts Producing Highly Enriched Uranium

Thursday, February 11, 2010

President Ahmadinejad announced the first batch of highly enriched uranium today, the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

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Protests in Iran Mark 31 Years Since Revolution

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Today is the 31st anniversary of the Iranian revolution, and to mark that date, Iranians took to the streets in protest this morning. For a look at the challenges - both internal and external - that Iran is facing, we're joined by Stephen Kinzer, author of "All The Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror" and a forthcoming book"Reset: Itan, Turkey and America's future."

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