October 26, 2002 NPR correspondent Lynn Neary reports on the challenges and pitfalls of remaking Hollywood classics.
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October 23, 2002 Guests: Jeff Passel * Demographer, Urban Institute (specializes in immigrants) Roger Philippon * City Council Member * Assistant Dean of Student and Community Affairs, University of Southern Maine's Lewiston Campus Karen Louise Boothe * Spokesperson, Hiawatha Light Rail Project Office, Minneapolis, MN For many, it's the American dream -- a town that's safe, where you can raise your kids AND make a decent living. That's exactly what attracted some 2,000 Somalis to Lewiston, Maine. But now the mayor is pulling the welcome mat. On Talk of the Nation, join guest host Lynn Neary for a look at immigration in one small town and how it caompares to where YOU live.
October 23, 2002 Guests: Larry Ragle * Retired Director of Forensic Sciences for Orange County, California * Author, Crime Scene (Avon, 2002) Katherine Ramsland * Professor of Forensic Psychology, DeSales Univeristy, Center Valley, Pennsylvania * Author, The Forensic Science of C.S.I. (Boulevard, 2001) * Writes about forensic science and psychology for Court TV's Crime Library William Thompson * Attorney * Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California at Irvine Larry Abramson * NPR Correspondent On TV, it's a glamous career that almost always results in catching the bad guy. In real life, collecting evidence and investigating crime scenes can be tedious, inconclusive and takes much longer than an hour. On Talk of the Nation, join guest host Lynn Neary for a look at how police and scientists REALLY solve crimes.
October 21, 2002 NPR's Lynn Neary profiles William Trevor, the 74-year-old Irish-born writer originally favored to win Britain's prestigious Mann Booker Prize before organizers mistakenly announced another victor. Judges have assured the public that the real winner will be announced tomorrow.
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October 17, 2002 Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides, has a new book titled Middlesex. It's the story of a youngster in an all-girls' school in Grosse Pointe, Mich., who discovers she is a hermaphrodite -- a condition, she/he learns, that originated many generations ago, in a tiny village in Asia Minor. Eugenides mixes the ancient notion of fate with our modern knowledge of genetics. Lynn Neary prepared this report on the book and the condition.
October 3, 2002 Guests: Henry Brinton *Pastor, Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, Va. Bob Edgar *General Secretary, National Council of Churches *Former Congressman from Pennsylvania Richard Land *President, Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Bob Edgar *General Secretary, National Council of Churches *Former Congressman from Pennsylvania Brian Hehir *President, Catholic Charities, Inc. *Distinguished Professor of Ethics and International Politics, Georgetown School of Foreign Services God and country ... what do you do when allegiance to one seems like a conflict with allegiance to the other? Some Christian leaders are challenging the notion of a military conflict with Iraq. How do your religious beliefs shape your view on war? Join guest host Lynn Neary for Talk of the Nation from NPR News.
October 3, 2002 Guests: David Welna *NPR Congressional Correspondent The U.S. Senate was expected to begin its formal debate on Iraq Thursday. Up for consideration are competing resolutions giving President Bush authority to use force against Iraq. NPR's congressional correspondent, David Welna, joins guest host Lynn Neary for a discussion.
October 3, 2002 Guests: Mitchell Zuckoff *Author, Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey (Beacon Press, 2002) *Reporter, The Boston Globe Greg & Tierney Fairchild *Parents of Naia who was born with a severe heart defect and a moderate form of Down's Syndrome What would you do if you discovered your child would be born with a disability? In this hour of Talk of the Nation, guest host Lynn Neary talks with one couple about how they dealt this dilemma, and about their life today with their daughter Naia who was born with Down's Syndrome.
October 2, 2002 Many ardent readers can list the few cherished books -- or even just one -- that had a profound effect on their lives. On Talk of the Nation, guest host Lynn Neary leads a discussion about the power of books with National Book Award authors James Carroll and Alice McDermott. Listen to the discussion and see the list of authors' life-changing books.
October 2, 2002 Guests: Russell Roberts * Senior Fellow, Murray Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri * Author, The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance (MIT Press, 2001) and The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism (Prentice Hall, 2000) Eric Belsky * Executive Director, The Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University Guest host Lynn Neary has a discussion about the state of the economy from the stock market to employment to housing.
October 2, 2002 Guest: Steve Inskeep * NPR's National Security Correspondent On Talk of the Nation, guest host Lynn Neary talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep for an update on the debate over Iraq in Congress and the United Nations.
March 1, 1999 In the first of an occasional series on Young People and Religion, Lynn Neary reports on members of Generation X who are filling two very different churches in Seattle. One is a borrowed space in which traditional doctrine is celebrated to a rock music beat. The other uses ancient ritual but adheres to less traditional teachings.
December 15, 1998 GenX-ers, true to their restless MTV mentality, are searching for spirituality, and finding it in unorthodox places. Some find enlightenment in pop culture -- in music and art. Others dabble in Jewish mysticism, or patch together a combination of Christian and Buddhist teachings. Join guest host Lynn Neary for a look at the spiritual quest of Generation.
June 12, 1998 A small band of people travel down the East Coast from Massachusetts to Louisiana. Identifying the trek as "The Interfaith Pilgrimage of America", the pilgrims say it retraces the path of the slave trade and is both an act of repentance and a prayer for the dead.
May 26, 1998 While Academic programs are being discontinued in prisons across the country, a ministerial program run by the New York Theological Seminary in Sing Sing prison is thriving. Over the past 16 years, 225 men have received their master's degree through the program. About half are now out of prison...some have gone on to become ministers, but most work in human service jobs. Preliminary studies show that the group's recidivism rate is low.
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