Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 4:59 pm
Here are some of the major events surrounding the protests in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in the summer of 1988. A general strike on Aug. 8 of that year prompted weeks of protests, which ended with a brutal crackdown the following month.
September 1987 The government declares several currency denominations worthless, wiping out the savings of many Burmese. A brief student uprising in response foreshadows the widespread unrest that would break out the following year.
Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:55 pm
I Give It a Year is about what you'd expect from the warped mind of Dan Mazer â€” Sacha Baron Cohen's close collaborator on Da Ali G ShowÂ, Borat and Bruno. Which is to say: a raucously funny comic romance that's deaf and blind to the blithe spirit of romantic comedy.
Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 4:19 pm
Have you ever had a creative project you were eager to get off the ground but you didn't have the funding to make it happen? Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter, has helped to develop an online solution that involves the crowd's participation. Kickstarter connects artists and innovators with potential funders who simply learn about projects by visiting the website.
Yancey, a former music critic, tells Jessica the story of how he and a friend hatched their crowd-sourcing idea in a Brooklyn restaurant, from scratch.
A federal judge says New York City's stop-and-frisk policies have violated the rights of thousands of people. Guest Host Celeste Headlee discusses the ruling with Scott Burns of the National District Attorneys Association and criminal justice professor Delores Jones-Brown.
Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 12:54 pm
'Stranger Danger' used to be the mantra parents taught their kids to keep them safe. But now we're learning that strangers aren't the main problem - children are usually harmed by people they already know. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks child safety with a roundtable of experts and parents.
With so many marriages ending in divorce today, some people wonder if the legal definition of marriage needs updating. One lawyer, Paul Rampell, says maybe it's time to consider 'leasing' your marriage - with the option to renew. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Rampell about his idea.