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Held for Three Years on Riker's Island Without a Trial

Monday, November 03, 2014

A teenager spent more than a year and a half in solitary confinement on Riker's Island without ever standing trial. New Yorker contributor Jennifer Gonnerman tells us why.
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'Bitter Honey': a Portrait of Polygamous Marriage

Monday, November 03, 2014

Robert Lemelson's documentary “Bitter Honey” is an intimate look at three polygamous families in Bali, Indonesia, where women have little voice in the conditions of their domestic lives.
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Recipe: SmittenKitchen's Deb Perelman's Pecorino and Olive Oil Popcorn with Kale Dust

Monday, November 03, 2014

The recipe Deb Perelman demonstrated in The Greene Space, following the Lopate and Locavores discussion on how to write a cookbook.
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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Chocolate, Bacon, and Pomegranate Bark

Monday, November 03, 2014

The recipe Melissa Clark demonstrated in The Greene Space, following the Lopate and Locavores discussion on how to write a cookbook.
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The Kennedys and the Churchills

Monday, November 03, 2014

Biographer Thomas Maier explores the ways Winston Churchill influenced JFK and American policy, and the relationship between two great families.
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Strong Bonds: Injustice on Riker's Island, Polygamy, the Kennedys and Churchills

Monday, November 03, 2014

Three years on Rikers Island without a trial. Polygamy in Bali, Indonesia. Simon Rich. And the relationship between the Churchill and Kennedy families.
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Helicopter Moms, Narcissists and Spoiled Brats

Monday, November 03, 2014

Simon Rich tells us about his new collection of funny stories, about the millennial culture wars.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Wonder Woman, Prison Reform & Rachel Dratch!

Friday, October 31, 2014

This week: New Yorker contributor Jill Lepore shares the surprising history behind the iconic character Wonder Woman (First). Then, Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative tells us why the criminal justice system treats the rich and guilty better than the poor and innocent (21:22). Plus Mario Correa and Rachel Dratch talk about the new show about real life political sex scandals, called "Tail! Spin!" (44:25)

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Guest Picks: Tony Gilroy

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tony and Dan Gilroy were on the show on October 31 to discuss their film, Nightcrawler. We found out that Tony Gilroy is a fan of Game of Thrones. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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'Nightcrawler' Is a Thriller Set in LA's Seedy Underbelly

Friday, October 31, 2014

Director Dan Gilroy and his brother, producer Tony Gilroy, talk about their new film, which follows a crime reporter chasing stories in LA's nocturnal underbelly.
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Mexico: The Cookbook

Friday, October 31, 2014

Culinary legend Margarita Carrillo Arronte tells us about the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican cuisine.
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Untangling the Dynamics of the Syrian Civil War

Friday, October 31, 2014

Reese Erlich gives spoke to rebel leaders and President Bashar al-Assad to sort through this critical power struggle and explains why it matters for the United States and the world.
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The History of Medical Quarantines, and What That Could Mean For Americans Today

Friday, October 31, 2014

Kaci Hickox, the Ebola health worker who was the first person forcibly quarantined under New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s controversial health order, was released on Monday, October 27. She returned home to Maine, and said that she would defy the the voluntary quarantine policy in Maine. Maine's Governor, Paul R. LePage, issued a statement Wednesday saying that his office is seeking “legal authority to enforce the quarantine” on Hickox. As states and the federal government conflict over how to regulate, police, and enforce quarantines, citizens get caught up in the middle.

On this week's Please Explain, we are talking about the history of and medical and legal guidelines for quarantines.We’re joined by Howard Markel, George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Markel is the author, co-author, or co-editor of ten books including the award winning Quarantine!: East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892 and When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America Since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed.

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Recipe: Pan de Muerto - “Day of the Dead” Bread

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sweet rolls to commemorate the Day of the Dead, November 1.
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Behind the Scenes: In Syria, in the Film 'Nightcrawler'

Friday, October 31, 2014

A look at the complex power dynamics behind the Syrian civil war. Dan and Tony Gilroy on “Nightcrawler.” Margarita Carrillo Arronte talks about Mexican home cooking. Please Explain.
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Recipe: Jalisco-Style Red Pozole - Pozole Rojo Estilo Jalisco

Friday, October 31, 2014

A flavorful soup from Jalisco.
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Recipe: Hot Chocolate

Friday, October 31, 2014

The perfect cup of hot chocolate.
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Tribute: Galway Kinnell

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Galway Kinnell’s poems straddled the social and the spiritual, focusing on outsiders and the underside of life. He died Tuesday at the age of 87. Over his long career he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship, and he was Vermont’s poet laureate. His friend and fellow poet W. S. Merwin remembered Kinnell as “a very generous soul.” He was a guest on the Leonard Lopate show a number of times, and you can listen to three interviews below.

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Eimear McBride Spent Nine Years Trying to Get Her Novel Published

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eimear McBride discusses her acclaimed debut novel, A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. It tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumor. McBride spent the next nine years trying to get this novel published, and now that it has been, the author has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Desmond Elliott Prize, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, the Goldsmiths Prize, and Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.

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Cheap Water. Big Crisis.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In parts of California, the water shortage is so bad that restaurants won't offer any to customers and people can't bathe. Here's how the cheap cost of water is threatening our supply.
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