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RADIO TIMES WITH MARTY MOSS-COANE
HOUR 1 — Iraq: Resolutions to reality. While Congress debates non-binding resolutions on President Bush’s war strategy, sectarian violence continues unabated in Iraq. We’ll talk about why Congress cares so much about these resolutions, and what message this is sending to those in Iraq and its neighbors. We’ll talk with DICK POLMAN, the national political columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and TRUDY RUBIN, the foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
HOUR 2 — MICHAEL APTED is a documentary filmmaker and director of feature films and TV shows. His most recent movie is Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce, who was instrumental in ending slavery in the British empire. His film credits include Coalminer’s Daughter, Gorillas in the Mist, Gorky Park and the Up series of documentaries, which has followed a group of people from the U.K.from age 7 until last year when they reached 49. (This is a GREAT interview –– Ed.)
FRESH AIR ON WHYY
Actor MARK WAHLBERG is an Academy Award nominee for best supporting actor for his role as a police sergeant in the film The Departed. Wahlberg’s other films include The Perfect Storm,Three Kings, The Italian Job, and Invincible. PLUS ED WARD reviews a new collection of James Brown’s first four years of singles: James Brown: The Singles: The Federal Years 1956-1960 (Hip-O Select).