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This edition: Episodio #23: Lo Merjor de la 2da Temporada: Manu Chao, Jean Franco , Proyecto Teatral BAiT, Leonel Fernández. 

Episode Details

Original tape date: August 2, 2007.

(In Spanish with English subtitles) 

En este episodio empezamos con Manu Chao, en Prospect Park, Brooklyn donde hizo bailar con su música a miles de personas y donde habló del problema de la inmigración.  Después, Carmen Boullosa recibe en su casa a Jean Franco, académica y crítica literaria inglesa que ha dedicado gran parte de su vida a estudiar a América Latina.  De Brooklyn nos trasladamos a Manhattan, al PS 122 en el East Village, para disfrutar del proyecto teatral y bi-cultural: Buenos Aires in Translation.  Y para terminar vamos a la biblioteca del Centro de Graduados de CUNY, donde el presidente de la República Dominicana Leonel Fernández conversa sobre asuntos de su país y nuestra ciudad con Patricio Lerzundi. Todas estas piezas son una selección de la segunda temporada de nuestro programa. 
 
 Today, we begin with Manu Chao in Prospect Park, where he got thousands dancing with his music and discussed immigration.  Then, Carmen Boullosa welcomes Jean Franco an English scholar and erudite, who has spent a great deal of her life writing and living in Latin America.  From Brooklyn, we go to Manhattan, to PS 122, in the East Village, to enjoy the bicultural theater project, “Buenos Aires in Translation.” And, finally, we go to the library at CUNY’s Graduate Center,where Dominican President Leonel Fernández, talks about his country and our city with Patricio Lerzundi.  These are all selections from our show’s second season.

Guest List

Carmen Boullosa Distinguished Lecturer, City College/CUNY

Manu Chao Musician

Dr. Leonel Fernandez President, Dominican Republic

Jean Franco Writer

Vallejo Gantner Artistic Director, Performance Space 122

Prof. Jean Graham-Jones Translator, Ph.D. Program in Theatre, Graduate Center/CUNY

Prof. Patricio Lerzundi Chair of the Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Department (JCT) at Lehman College

Shoshana Polanco Creative Producer of the Project BAiT

CC Seymour Actress

Jay Sheib Dramaturg/Director

Rafael Spregelburd Playwright and Theatre Director

Daniel Veronese Playwright and Theatre Director

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