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Mistakes, Missteps, and Mediocrity

Judith Miller's 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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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 discusses 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 "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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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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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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Peter Coyote's Path From Street Theater To the Big Screen to Zen

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco, acted in over 140 films and won an Emmy for narrating the documentary “Pacific Century.”
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Guest Picks: Peter Coyote

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The activist/actor discussed the experiences and mentors that informed his career and Zen practice. He also told us he's a fan of country music, welding, and his 1952 Dodge Power Wagon!
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Elizabeth Alexander on the Universal Trauma of Love and Loss

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander discusses the sudden death of her husband, and the existential crossroads that followed, in her memoir.
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Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Spicy Red Lentil and Tomato Curry

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World
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Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Shrimp Barka

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World 
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