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Guest Picks: Lupita Nyong'o

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Actress Lupita Nyong'o was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her breakout role as Patsey in the film, 12 Years a Slave. She also told us what she's been reading and listening to. 

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Guest Picks: Alice Waters

Friday, November 15, 2013

Restaurateur, cookbook writer, and food activist Alice Waters was on the Leonard Lopate Show's Food Fridays series to talk about growing and cooking delicious, simple food. She also told us what her favorite comfort food is.

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Guest Picks: Greg Pierce

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lyricist Greg Pierce was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his new musical, "The Landing." He also told us that he's a fan of tuna melts. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: John Kander

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Composer John Kander was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his new musical, "The Landing." He also told us what he's been 

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Guest Picks: Ann Patchett

Friday, November 08, 2013

Find out what writer (and bookstore owner) Ann Patchett has been reading lately!

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Guest Picks: Bonnie Raitt

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Bonnie Raitt shares her eclectic music, food, and movie favorites.

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Guest Picks: Jeanine Tesori

Monday, November 04, 2013

Find out what "Fun Home" composer Jeanine Tesori is a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Sam Gold

Monday, November 04, 2013

Find out what "Fun Home" director Sam Gold  is a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Cheryl Henson

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson's daughter, was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with Rick Moranis, to preview the 3rd Annual Puppets on Film Festival. She also told us what she's been reading and watching recently. 

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Guest Picks: Elizabeth Smart

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Elizabeth Smart was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about how she survived being kidnapped at the age of 14 and held for 9 months by her captors. A harpist, she also told us what she's been listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Kelly Carlin

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Kelly Carlin was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her one-woman show, "A Carlin Home Companion," about life with her father, comedian George Carlin. She also told us that she's a fan of cycling. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Norman Rush

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Writer Norman Rush was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his latest novel, Subtle Bodies. He also told us what he's reading and watching recently. Find out what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Elizabeth Gilbert

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Elizabeth Gilbertwas on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her latest novel, The Signature of All Things. She also told what she's been reading recently -- and giving up music for talk radio/podcasts. 

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Guest Picks: Ursula von Rydingsvard

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ursula von Rydingsvard was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her sculpture, "Ona," which is permanently installed in the plaza at the Barclays Center. She also told us what she's been reading and listening to recently. (We do like her taste in radio stations...)

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Guest Picks: Greg "Freddy" Camalier

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Director Greg "Freddy" Camalier was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his documentary, "Muscle Shoals," about FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where a host of musical greats have recorded. And we were joined by FAME owner Rick Hall. Camalier also told us what his rather specific comfort food is. 

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Guest Picks: Rick Hall

Thursday, September 26, 2013

FAME studios founder Rick Hall was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his career, recording Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard and many, more musical greats in his studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He's the subject of a documentary called Muscle Shoals. He also told what he's been listening to recently. 

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Guest Picks: Kent Jones

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kent Jones, the director of programming for the New York Film Festival, was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about this year's festival. He also told us what he's a fan of and revealed his (noncommittal) comfort food. 

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Guest Picks: Graham Nash

Monday, September 23, 2013

Graham Nash was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his life in music, starting Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and his memoir, Wild Tales. He also told us he's been listening to the music of Bulgaria. Find out what else Graham Nash likes in his Guest Picks!

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Guest Picks: Debora Spar

Monday, September 23, 2013

Barnard College President Debora Spar was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about why the choices that women in the US face today are more complex than ever. She also told us what she's been reading and watching. Find out what she's a fan of in her Guest Picks. 

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Guest Picks: Gary Burton

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Grammy Award-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton talks about his remarkable career, playing with a who's who of jazz -- and developing his trademark 4-mallet technique. He also told us what he's listening to these days!

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