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Treating Ebola, Capturing The Hidden World

Treating Ebola in the field. The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado. “Fashions for Men.” Please Explain is all about pesticide. 
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Pesticides, Produce, and Your Health

Friday, March 27, 2015

This week's Please Explain is all about the pesticides used in agriculture, their health effects, and whether buying organic matters.
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Ebola Up Close

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sean Casey, head of International Medical Corps’ Ebola response team, talks about his experience treating the disease in the field.
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The World Through a Photographer's Eye

Friday, March 27, 2015

 For the last 40 years, Sebastião Salgado has traveled the continents, witnessing some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus.
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Fashions, Farce, and A Swindle

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rachel Napoleon and Kurt Rhoads, along with Jonathan Banks, discuss the new production of Ferenc Molnár’s play, “Fashions for Men,” set in a high-class haberdashery in Budapest.
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The Bully, and the Bullied

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new film takes a look at bullying, from both points of view. 
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Shining a Light on Cuban Photography

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A collector and two Cuban photographers talk about contemporary photography and the art world in Cuba.
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Melissa Manchester's First New Album in 10 Years, Loving Life

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Melissa Manchester discusses her four shows at 54 Below, and her first studio album in over 10 years, "You Gotta Love the Life."
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With Immigration Reform in Flux, Unscrupulous "Notaries" Prey on Immigrants

Thursday, March 26, 2015

There is a critical shortage of legal services for immigrants. The result is a vast underworld of informal and usually illegal consultants, known in hispanic communities as notarios.
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The Perils of Immigrant Legal Services in the US, and Artists in Cuba

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The illegal world of legal services for immigrants. Melissa Manchester's first studio album in over 10 years. A new film about bullying. Art and imprisonment in Cuba.
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Enemy of the State? Artist Tania Bruguera's Arrest in Cuba

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera was arrested for disturbing the public order prior to staging a performance about free speech in Havana’s Revolution Square in December.
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8 Questions with Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The two-time PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize winners reveal their favorite novels, describe how they work, and offer advice on how to read Russian literature.
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BFFs, Frenemies, and Everything in Between

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes answers questions on friendship—including how to make friends, keep them, and even break up with them!
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Reusing, Recycling, and Reinventing Art

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At a 3.5 acre construction, demolition, and manufacturing waste recycling facility in Philadelphia, an artist-in-residence program was born. 
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Translation Superstars Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky on The Brothers Karamazov

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel gave Richard and Larissa their start in the world of translation. Leave your questions for them in the comments section... they'll be here March 25th!
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Connecting, Transforming, Performing, and Translating

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The delicate nature of friendships. Making art from trash. A dramatic adaptation of Last Train to Paris. Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov for The Leonard Lopate Show Book Club.
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Vanessa Redgrave on Last Train to Paris

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vanessa Redgrave on performing a reading of selections from the novel Last Train to Paris. She's joined by the novel's author, Michele Zackheim, and by jazz composer Jimmy Owens.
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The Story of Cancer

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” Ken Burns and Barak Goodman tell the comprehensive story of the disease and our quest to understand it, treat it, and cure it.
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Eighty Novels In, César Aira Writes Twenty New Short Stories

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

César Aira has published at least eighty novels, most barely 96 pages each. They reach towards the unknown, flirting with bizarre and passionate takes on everyday reality. 
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The Food of Taiwan

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cathy Erway talks all about Taiwanese cooking—from home-style dishes to street food.
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NYU Professor and Journalist Barred from Investigating NYU Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NYU Professor Andrew Ross and the lawyer and journalist Sean O'Driscoll talk about their experiences trying to investigate human rights abuses in Abu Dhabi.
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