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Leital Molad

Executive Producer, WNYC Health

Leital Molad appears in the following:

Medea

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Last year theater audiences gazed at Fiona Shaw, who had the title role in a Broadway production of Medea by Euripedes. She portrayed a woman who murders her children as revenge against Jason, her unfaithful husband. Shaw, the New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley, and the play's director Deborah ...

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Sherman Alexie

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington State, and he's written novels, movies, poetry and essays exploring modern Native American life. He called his first collection of stories The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. We asked Alexie to read a poem he'd ...

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Charlotte's Web

Saturday, April 03, 2004

In children's literature, spiders have a history as heroes. Eric Carle's Very Busy Spider and David Kirk's Miss Spider's Tea Party are both modern classics of arachnophilia. The spider who won our hearts first, 52 years ago, is Charlotte, the heroine of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web. The novelist Susan Minot ...

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Metamorphosis

Saturday, April 03, 2004

One of the best known bugs in literature is Gregor Samsa. He's the protagonist of Franz Kafka's novella Metamorphosis. Gregor wakes up one morning to discover he's turned into a giant roach. Actor Danton Stone reads Kafka's opening passages. Produced by Leital Molad.

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The Urban Grid

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Kurt Andersen walks the streets of Lower Manhattan with Marilyn Taylor. She is the chairman of the architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill — and heads its urban design and planning practice. Her firm is rebuilding 7 World Trade Center, one of the buildings destroyed alongside the towers. On ...

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Toni Morrison

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Novelist Toni Morrison has won the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer, and sold millions of copies of her books such as Beloved, Paradise, and Song of Solomon. Recently, she began writing books for children and has just completed six traditional fables she adapted with her son Slade. Morrison ...

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Book Dealer

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Kurt Thometz, who builds personal libraries for the well-to-do, has found his own perfect collection. Produced by Peter Clowney and Leital Molad.

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Design for the Real World: Souvenirs

Saturday, September 06, 2003

Karal Ann Marling, an American Studies professor, looks at the phenomenon of memorial souvenirs. Produced by Leital Molad.

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The Shape of Things

Saturday, June 21, 2003

If you watch Neil LaBute's movies, you start to think that he suspects everyone of horrible, underhanded tricks. His first film, In the Company of Men, was about two men who pretended to be in love with the same deaf woman, a coworker, just so they could both dump her ...

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The Urban Grid

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Kurt Andersen walks the streets of Lower Manhattan with Marilyn Taylor. She is the chairman of the architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill — and heads its urban design and planning practice. Her firm is rebuilding 7 World Trade Center, one of the buildings destroyed alongside the towers. On ...

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Design for the Real World: Paper Towels

Saturday, March 08, 2003

Graphic Designer Steven Heller soaks up the aesthetics of the paper towel. Produced by Leital Molad.

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Book Dealer

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Kurt Thometz, who builds personal libraries for the well-to-do, has found his own perfect collection. Produced by Peter Clowney and Leital Molad.

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Medea

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Every night an audience of several hundred aims its gaze at Fiona Shaw, who has the title role in the Broadway production of Medea by Euripedes. She portrays a woman who murders her children as revenge against Jason, her unfaithful husband. Shaw, the New York Times theater critic

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La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Novelist David Huddle imagines the intense connection between the 17th century French painter, Georges de La Tour, and a young girl he recruits to model for him. Produced by Peter Clowney and Leital Molad.

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Design for the Real World: Santa Claus

Saturday, December 21, 2002

Graphic designer Steven Heller looks at the strange history of the fat man of the season — Santa Claus.

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Design for the Real World: Mannequin

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Graphic designer Steven Heller gazes into store windows and confesses his passion for mannequins.

(Originally aired: May 2, 2002)

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10,000-Year Clock

Saturday, October 12, 2002

The Long Now Foundation is designing a clock to tell time over 10,000 years. It will tick once every minute, chime once a year, and play music once a millennium.

(Originally aired: May 16, 2002)

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The Blur Building

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Two New York architects, Elizabeth Diller and Ric Scofidio, wanted to challenge the notion of architecture as hard, unambiguous, stable, and sheltering. They wanted to design something that isn't quite there. The result is the Blur Building on Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland.

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Ballerina

Saturday, September 14, 2002

When she was just 16, The New York Times called Alexandra Ansanelli "a true prodigy…that rare find, a dancer of nuance and originality." Studio 360 caught up with Ansanelli as she prepared for a performance in Beijing. 

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Design for the Real World: Memorial Souvenir

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Karal Ann Marling, an American Studies professor, looks at the phenomenon of memorial souvenirs.

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