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Covering Campus Assault. Understanding Our Origins.

In "The Hunting Ground," Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal the epidemic of violence and institutional cover-ups sweeping college campuses. Please Explain is all about Neanderthals!
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The Epidemic of Campus Sexual Assault

Friday, February 27, 2015

One in five college women is sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. 
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So Close to Humans, So Far Extinct

Friday, February 27, 2015

Around 60,000 years ago, humans migrated out of Africa. But, they were not alone. Neanderthals play an important role in the story of human evolution.
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What the FDA Won't Tell You About Your Medication

Thursday, February 26, 2015

When the FDA finds evidence of fraud or misconduct, it doesn't notify the public, the medical establishment, or even the scientific community. 
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Tribute: Bruce Sinofsky

Thursday, February 26, 2015

When Bruce Sinofsky died recently from complications of diabetes at the age of 58, Damien Echols, one of the “West Memphis 3,” tweeted: “I will never forget his part in saving my life.”
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The Other Risk of Looking Up Medical Information Online

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Many companies that dispense health advice also collect, track, and sell our search queries to a variety of sources.
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Diacetyl: The Buttery Flavor Chemical That Damages Your Lungs

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Diacetyl is used to flavor candy, chips, coffee and e-cigarettes, and it is linked to hundreds of injuries – and five deaths – of workers in popcorn factories and flavoring companies.
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Medicine's Murky World: The FDA, Medical Websites, And Risky Chemicals

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The FDA is not cracking down on bad clinical trials. Diacetyl flavors chips, coffee and e-cigarettes, and is dangerous. Companies that give us health advice are also selling our data. 
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Employee Monitoring Might Explain Your Missing Packages

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As office work becomes more digital, corporations and institutions are monitoring the movements and communications of workers. And it's having unintended and unforeseen consequences. 
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American Soprano Ailyn Pérez's Debut at the Met

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The American soprano Ailyn Pérez made her long-overdue Met debut as Micaëla in Carmen this Thursday, February 26. 
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The Short Story Canon of The New Yorker

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Deborah Treisman, fiction editor at The New Yorker, discusses the magazine's 90th anniversary and the canon of fiction it published. 
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Workplace Monitoring, The New Yorker's Fiction Legacy, Ailyn Pérez in Carmen

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Esther Kaplan on increased monitoring in the workplace. Deborah Treisman on The New Yorker's 90th anniversary. Ailyn Pérez's debut at the Met as Micaëla in Carmen.
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Guest Picks: David Ives, Liv Rooth, and Carson Elrod

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

David Ives, Liv Rooth and Carson Elrod were on the show today, Feb 24, 2015 to talk about the world premier of Ives's new series of short comedic plays "Lives of the Saints." 
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Guest Picks: Richard Price

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The novelist and screenwriter just finished writing his first thriller! Find out what else he's been up to.
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How To Navigate Social Security, Without Losing Money

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

There are 2,728 rules of the Social Security system. Make a wrong decision about which benefits to apply for, and it may cost you tens of thousands of dollars in lost income.
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Explaining Social Security, A Slavery Melodrama, and A Comedy of Shorts

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Laurence Kotlikoff and Philip Moeller on maximizing Social Security benefits. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's new play, "An Octoroon." David Ives' comedic short plays, “Lives of the Saints.” 
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Measuring Worth with Drops of Blood in 'An Octoroon'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful “octoroon.”
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David Ives' New Collection of Short Plays: “Lives of the Saints”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

David Ives talks about the world premiere of his new comedic short plays, “Lives of the Saints.” 
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Understanding ISIS, To Learn How to Defeat It

Monday, February 23, 2015

Graeme Wood, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, discusses the motivations and strategic goals of ISIS.
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The Disgraced Irish Catholic Church, Through the Eyes of a Priest

Monday, February 23, 2015

John Boyne's new novel about an idealistic young priest who, now in his forties, faces personal demons and public wrath with the disgraced image of the Catholic Church.
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2015 Oscar Nominations on The Lopate Show!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Listen to Leonard's discussion with some of the 2015 Oscar winners! 
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