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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Peter Elkind, editor-at-large at Fortune, describes the little-known visa-for-sale program that allows wealthy foreigners to obtain U.S. citizenship. We’ll find out how South Korea is becoming a global leader in business, technology, education, and pop culture. Richard House talks about his new crime conspiracy novel The Kills. We’ll discuss the rewarding, challenging and frustrating experiences of living with roommates.

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The Kills, a Crime and Conspiracy Novel

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Richard House discusses The Kills, a crime and conspiracy novel told in four books set across the globe, from Iraq to Naples to Reims to New York. At the heart of the book is a missing $53 million, the fruits of a shady contractor’s cunning scheme to embezzle funds from an American building venture in the Iraqi desert. 

 

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How to Buy a U.S. Visa

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Fortune editor-at-large Peter Elkind investigates the visa-for-sale program that allows wealthy foreigners to obtain U.S. citizenship.

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Getting a PhD in the Humanities Could Wreck Your Life

Monday, August 04, 2014

Rebecca Schuman, education columnist for Slate and Market Crash Course columnist at The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae hub, discusses grade inflation, issues between professors and students, tenure, the rise in adjunct professors, the perils of getting a PhD in the humanities, and other issues in higher education. After spending four years looking for a tenure track position after finishing her PhD in German, she wrote a guest column for Slate—“Thesis Hatement: Getting a literature PhD will turn you into an emotional trainwreck, not a professor”—and began her career as a higher-education columnist.

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How Robert Altman Changed the Movies

Monday, August 04, 2014

The director of "M*A*S*H," "Nashville," "Gosford Park," and other great films defied Hollywood conventions.

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Tribute: Steve Post

Monday, August 04, 2014

Former WNYC host and world-class curmudgeon Steve Post died Sunday, August 3, at age 70. His program "Morning Music” ran for two decades. He left the station in 2001, but returned to host a weekly program called “The No Show.” Post was known for his pointed asides on everything from politics to station management. Leonard spoke with Steve Post on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2008 and in 1995.

Steve Post and John Schaefer talk with Leonard Lopate about their time at WNYC in March 2008    Steve Post and Leonard Lopate Talk about a New York Times article about Post in August 1995

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Revisiting the Cuban Missile Crisis

Monday, August 04, 2014

Stephen L. Carter's historical thriller imagines the secret communications between Kennedy and Khrushchev.

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Shaking Up the World: From Global Conflict to the Classroom

Monday, August 04, 2014

On today’s show: Rebecca Schuman, education columnist for Slate, discusses grade inflation, adjunct professors, tenure, relationships between professors and students, and other issues in higher education. Robert Altman’s widow, Kathryn Reed Altman, and actor Bob Balaban talk about the unorthodox director of M*A*S*H, Nashville, Short Cuts, Gosford Park, and other memorable movies. Stephen Carter talks about his new novel, called Back Channel, a retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis. And New York Times columnist Roger Cohen looks at the ways WWI shaped the world—and whether a conflict on that scale could happen again.

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Could Another World War Happen?

Monday, August 04, 2014

One hundred years after the start of World War I, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen examines how that conflict shaped the world today and argues that a war on that scale could happen again.

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Guest Picks: Stephen Adly Guirgis

Friday, August 01, 2014

Stephen Adly Guirgis was on the show August 1, 2014 to talk about his new play, Between Riverside and Crazy. He's a fan of hip-hop and the Mets. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Stephen McKinley Henderson

Friday, August 01, 2014

Stephen McKinley Henderson was on the show August 1, 2014 to talk about starring in the play Between Riverside and Crazy. Find out what books and music he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Austin Pendleton

Friday, August 01, 2014

Austin Pendleton was on the show August 1, 2014 to talk about directing Between Riverside and Crazy. He's a fan of milkshakes and tequila. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Freeze! Or Can or Pickle!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Learn how to preserve summer fruits, vegetables, and herbs so you can enjoy them all year long.

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Hanging onto a Rent Stabilized Apartment at All Costs

Friday, August 01, 2014

A new play "Between Riverside and Crazy" tells the story of a widower and his parolee son who try to do just that - all while fending off his landlord, cops, the church and City Hall.

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Tribute: Robert Drew

Friday, August 01, 2014

The pioneer of cinema verite died this week. Listen to him speak with Leonard about his work making documentary films.

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Invasive Species Are Wreaking Havoc

Friday, August 01, 2014

Lion fish, zebra mussels, emerald ash borer, phragmites, and kudzu are among the 50,000 alien species that have taken off in the United States.

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Government Surveillance Is Making Journalism Harder

Friday, August 01, 2014

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A Chilling Effect

Friday, August 01, 2014

We’ll look at the chilling effect that government surveillance is having on journalists who cover national security, intelligence, and law enforcement. Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis talks about his new play “Between Riverside and Crazy,” along with director Austin Pendleton and Stephen McKinley Henderson, who stars in it. Time magazine’s Bryan Walsh explains how invasive alien species are causing environmental and economic problems. This week’s Please Explain is all about freezing, canning, and pickling!

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Make the Most of Your CSA Vegetables

Thursday, July 31, 2014

If you get a CSA share, you might find yourself stumped, wondering how to cook vegetables like kohlrabi and bok choy and broccoli rabe. Leonard picked up his CSA bag this morning, and Melissa Clark is here to share her ideas for how to use the summer's fresh vegetables. She's a New York Times Dining Section columnist and cookbook writer, and her most recent cookbook is Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make.

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Guest Picks: Rivka Galchen

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rivka Galchen was on the show July 31, 2014. She told Leonard that she's a fan of Lucille Ball. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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