The American Library foundation has declared the last week of September as Banned Books Week. Every year, libraries, booksellers, publishers, teachers and readers come together in support of intellectual freedom and to highlight books that have been subjected to threats of censorship -- and actual censorship.
Mike Stoller and his partner Jerry Leiber wrote some of the most iconic songs in modern music, including "Hound Dog," “Stand by Me” and “Yakety Yak.”Smokey Joe’s Cafe, a live revue of the pair’s songs, is currently playing on the mainstage of the Pasadena Playhouse. We talk to Mike Stoller about what goes into writing such iconic anthems.
We get the latest on the Zika virus from two doctors; a deeper look into the politics behind Mexico president Enrique Peña Nieto's move to enshrine into his country's constitution last year's Mexico Supreme Court ruling favoring same-sex marriage; and it's TGI-FilmWeek, with a discussion about the new documentary, "Weiner."
We get the latest on what could have caused EgyptAir 804 to crash and what the political fallout may be; California's new aid-in-dying law goes into effect June 9 - we hear from doctors opting in and out of helping patients end their lives; plus, a Princeton professor made a CV of his failures - what are yours, and do you share or hide them?
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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