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  1. Tyson | Fresh Air, 27 April 2009

    Charting The Career Of ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson:

    Journalist Elmer Smith first met Mike Tyson when the future heavyweight champion was just turning 18. Smith, who worked as a boxing writer, a general sports columnist and a general news columnist, went on to cover the ups and downs of the boxer’s career. Smith is an editorial columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and a member of the paper’s editorial board.

    Talking ‘Tyson’ With Filmmaker James Toback:

    In his new documentary, called simply Tyson, filmmaker James Toback turns his camera on Mike Tyson — the controversial former heavyweight boxing champion. Tyson, infamous for taking a bite out of Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997 — and for his 1992 rape conviction — talks directly to Toback’s camera, telling his own story in between excerpts of archival footage from his life and career.

    Toback, the screenwriter behind Bugsy and director of films including Two Girls and a Guy, has been Tyson’s friend since the boxer was 19 years old; Tyson premiered in 2008 at the Cannes Film Festival, and opened in the U.S. April 24.


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  2. Fresh Air: Leonard Cohen 3 Apr 09

    Stories: 1) Leonard Cohen: Zen And The Art Of Songwriting 2) ‘Adventureland’: A Carnivalesque Comedy

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  3. Fresh Air: Mexico. Drugs. Violence. 24 March 2009

    Stories: 1) Mexican Media Baron On Drug-Violence Epidemic Alejandro Junco de la Vega runs daily newspapers in three of Mexico’s largest cities: Reforma in Mexico City, Mural in Guadalajara and El Norte in Monterrey. Junco was born in Monterrey and earned his journalism degree from the University of Texas. He returned to Mexico to become the publisher of El Norte in 1973. Even at the beginning of his newspaper empire-building, Junco fought for freedom of the press — he hired a UT journalism professor to teach journalistic ethics and techniques to the reporters of El Norte. After El Norte became successful, Junco founded Reforma and Mural. Junco also owns the company Infosel, Mexico’s largest Internet provider and online finance and news service. Junco joins Fresh Air to discuss the escalating violence in Mexico. The rising murder rate, especially at the U.S. border, is associated with drug-cartel activity.

    2) Mexican Drug Cartel Violence Migrates North New York Times journalist Randal C. Archibold says that violence caused by Mexican drug cartels has spread across North America, reaching much farther north than the immediate U.S.-Mexico border. In a Mar. 22 article for the Times, Archibold writes: "Law enforcement authorities say they believe traffickers distributing the cartels’ marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs are responsible for a rash of shootings in Vancouver, British Columbia, kidnappings in Phoenix, brutal assaults in Birmingham, Ala., and much more." Although violence from drug trafficking is on the rise in the U.S., Archibold says the problem is even worse in Mexico, where more than 7,000 people have died since January 2008 and where torture and beheadings have become common. Archibold is a national correspondent for The New York Times. He previously reported and edited for The Los Angeles Times. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102282731

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  4. Fresh Air: Elizabeth Warren - What Does $700 Billion Buy Taxpayers? 11 Dec 2008

    Bankruptcy and commercial law expert Elizabeth Warren explains how taxpayer money is being spent in the financial bailout program. A professor at Harvard Law School, Warren chairs the oversight panel appointed by Congress to monitor the spending of the $700 billion bailout money. The committee issues its first report on Dec. 10.

    committee report: http://cop.senate.gov/documents/cop-121008-report.pdf

    from http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98123372

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  5. Fresh Air: Elizabeth Warren | 9 March 2009

    Foreclosures Threaten Economy

    According to a report issued Mar. 6, 2009 by the Congressional Oversight Panel charged with monitoring the use of bailout funds, the rate of home foreclosure is now three times its historic rate — "so large that it threatens the entire economy."

    Panel chairwoman Elizabeth Warren joins Fresh Air to discuss the foreclosure problem — and what can be done about it.

    The Congressional Oversight Panel was created in October 2008 to oversee the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Warren was appointed chairwoman in the panel’s first meeting. In December 2008, Warren criticized the bailout program for lacking a clear direction or approach.


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  6. Fresh Air: Thomas Friedman; JJ Abrams 8 Sept 08

    Thomas Friedman In his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman writes about the need for a green revolution — and calls upon Americans to lead the charge. Friedman is a foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times. His other books include From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World is Flat.

    J.J. Abrams His latest television show, Fringe, features a brilliant but mentally-unstable research scientist who struggles with his relationship with his son — as well as his relationship with the paranormal world. Abrams is the co-creator, writer, executive producer and director of the hit TV show Lost. He also created and wrote the show Alias.


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  7. NPR: 02-05-2009 Fresh Air

    Stories: 1) Will Bunch: Tearing Down The Reagan ‘Myth’ 2) In Praise Of Reagan, Communicator Extraordinaire 3) Jon Hassell Brings World Fusion To ‘The Moon’

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  8. Ethan Bronner on Gaza Conflict | Fresh Air 27 Jan 09

    Fresh Air from WHYY, January 27, 2009 · Ethan Bronner has written about the Arav-Israeli conflict for more than 25 years and is currently the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times. Recently, he has been covering the conflict in Gaza. He joins Fresh Air host Terry Gross to discuss recent developments in Gaza, where a bombing and a retaliatory Israeli airstrike today disturbed the cease-fire that has held since Jan. 17. 31:44


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