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Botching the Budget, Policing the Citizenry

Chris Christie’s controversial budgetary legacy. Susan Graham's return to the Met. Lucy Wainright Roche and Suzzy Roche perform live. Commissioner Bratton’s transformation of the LAPD.
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How Chris Christie Balances the Budget

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New Jersey governor has balanced the state budget for five years, but investigations suggest that has done so by resorting to shifty financial maneuvers.
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NYPD Commissioner Bratton's Legacy on Citizen Surveillance

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

During his previous job as chief of the LAPD, William Bratton, the current New York City Police Commissioner transformed the city into the “most spied-on” in America.
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Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche Perform Live!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A former NYC elementary teacher, Lucy joined her family's musical legacy with the release of her 2010 album, Lucy. She'll be performing with her mother Suzzy Roche, live in studio!
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Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham Returns to the Met

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham talks about returning to the Metropolitan Opera to star again in the title role of Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.” 
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Judith Miller on Iraq, WMDs, and Going to Jail to Protect a Source

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Judith Miller discusses her career at The New York Times, including her controversial reporting on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. 
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Love, Friendship, Partnership, and Other Fuzzy Lines

Monday, April 27, 2015

Maria Bello talks about the relationships that matter, and discusses a pivotal point in her life, telling her son that she had fallen in love with her best friend.
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The "Embarrassment" of Amtrak

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the forty-five years since its inception, Amtrak has become a national embarrassment for America's transportation infrastructure, argues Simon van Zuylen-Wood.
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The "Wild" Director Behind Some of Hollywood's Greatest Films

Monday, April 27, 2015

William Wellman, Jr. discusses the life and work of his father, "Wild Bill” Wellman, who directed eighty two movies, including Wings, A Star Is Born, and The Call of the Wild.
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Mistakes, Missteps, and Mediocrity

Monday, April 27, 2015

Judith Miller on her mistakes. The filmmaker "Wild Bill" Wellman. Maria Bello on life's unexpected twists. Why Amtrak remains a model of mediocrity.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Joseph Stiglitz, Nick Kroll on "Adult Beginners" & "Wolf Hall"

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's favorite segment's from the week, in case you missed them! 
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Tribute: Richard Corliss

Friday, April 24, 2015

Richard Corliss was TIME magazine’s longest-serving movie critic -- for 35 years.
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Guest Picks: Eric Bogosian

Friday, April 24, 2015

The actor, playwright, and novelist of Armenian descent spoke to Leonard about his latest book, Operation Nemesis. He also told what he's been watching and listening to lately.
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The Human Threats to The Livelihood of Birds

Friday, April 24, 2015

Please Explain this week is all about birds: how human activity is driving several species to extinction, and what some people are doing to try and change that.
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The Darkness and Light of Humanity in "I Am Radar"

Friday, April 24, 2015

In Reif Larsen’s novel, art, history, and tragedy collide. It begins when a boy is born with a strange medical condition during a power outage. 
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Comedy as Craft, and a Coping Mechanism

Friday, April 24, 2015

“Misery Loves Comedy,” directed by Kevin Pollak, features in-depth interviews with revered comedians who share their life stories and unique ability to make strangers laugh.
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A Champion Marathoner Shares his Secrets

Friday, April 24, 2015

Meb Keflezighi, the only marathoner in history to win the Boston Marathon, the New York Marathon and an Olympic medal, describes his complete marathon training program.
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A Marathoner's Secrets, and the Anxieties of Comedians

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Eritrean refugee's path to becoming a renowned marathoner. The documentary “Misery Loves Comedy.” Reif Larsen with his novel, I Am Radar. Please Explain is all about migratory birds!
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Guest Picks: Rose Byrne

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The actress is starring in "Adult Beginners." While visiting our studio, she also took a moment to tell us about some of her favorite foods, books, and plays. 
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Guest Picks: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The astrophysicist joined us for our Please Explain series, gave us a new name for dark matter (Fred), and told us a few of the things he's a fan of that aren't in space!
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Guest Picks: Lesley Manville

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Olivier Award-winning actress is both a fan and friend of Lulu! 
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