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Iranian worshippers chant pro-government slogans after Friday prayers in Tehran on June 11, 2010. (AP)
Iranian worshippers chant pro-government slogans after Friday prayers in Tehran on June 11, 2010. (AP)

Iran One Year After Disputed Presidential Election

A year ago, Iranians were protesting the outcome of the presidential election. Today, the nation is facing new U.N. sanctions and the Iranian protest movement is in disarray. Iran also says it is likely that it will try three Americans hikers detained on suspicion of spying.  We speak with New York Times Iran correspondent Nazila Fathi.

Iranian Cinema Thrives Despite Restrictions

On the first anniversary of the controversial election of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we look at the role of the cinema in Iranian life. Our guest is Negar Mottahedeh, author of "Displaced Allegories:  Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema," and a professor at Duke University.

South Africa Increases Security For World Cup

Mexico's Carlos Salcido, left, and Mexico's Andres Guardado, center, compete for the ball with South Africa's Teko Modise, right, during the World Cup group A soccer match between South Africa and Mexico in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, June 11, 2010. (AP)
Mexico's Carlos Salcido, left, and Mexico's Andres Guardado, center, compete for the ball with South Africa's Teko Modise, right, during the World Cup group A soccer match between South Africa and Mexico in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, June 11, 2010. (AP)

The BBC's Karen Allen reports on security in South Africa as soccer fans arrive. We'll also check in on the first day of play with Bill Littlefield of NPR's Only A Game.

Can A Billboard That Emits A Beefy Smell Sell Beef?

The beef billboard smells like barbecue with the help of a fan and cartridges loaded with fragrance oil. (AP)
The beef billboard smells like barbecue with the help of a fan and cartridges loaded with fragrance oil. (AP)

'School Of One' Keeps Bronx Teens Engaged

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates made it through high school but dropped out of college. In an essay in The Atlantic magazine, he wonders whether a program like New York's New School of One, which uses technology to tailor learning to individual students, would have helped him. Ta-Nehisi Coates is senior editor at The Atlantic and author of the memoir "The Beautiful Struggle."

Broadway Trend: Musicals About Music

Up for Tony Awards on Sunday, "Million Dollar Quartet," "American Idiot," and "Fela!" are part of a new trend on Broadway that centers on musicals that are all about a music event or personality. Here and Now's critic-at-large, Ed Siegel fills us in on latest phenomenon.

Music From The Show

  • The Lickets, "Serial East"
  • Charles Mingus, "Pedal Point Blues"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Steely Dan, "My Old School"

This program aired on June 11, 2010.

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