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
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?
'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.