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Searching, Elusively, For The Happy

Monday, February 09, 2015

Award-winning playwright and author Yasmina Reza talks about her novel which deals with extramarital vicissitudes, the elusiveness of intimacy, and the fear of loneliness.
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Expelled For Speaking Out Against the Russian Government

Monday, February 09, 2015

The former head of the largest investment fund in Russia was expelled when he spoke out against corrupt oligarchs. His attorney was tortured in jail, where he died. 
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Building the Battery For the Next Electric Vehicle

Monday, February 09, 2015

There is a worldwide race to perfect the lithium-ion battery, a device with the potential to power the electric car. The stakes are huge for the company that can bring it to market.
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Racing to Invent a Battery, Exposing Corruption in Russia

Monday, February 09, 2015

Steve LeVine on the race to perfect the lithium-ion battery. Opera star Deborah Voigt recounts her private battles to overcome addiction. Yasmina Reza talks about her new novel.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Hitmakers Cynthia Weil + Barry Mann, The Paradox of Italy, Mistreating Farm Animals

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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Tribute: Walter Liedtke

Friday, February 06, 2015

One of the people who died during the Metro-North train crash had been a guest on our show many times – Walter Liedtke, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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33 Years Overdue, A Comic Drama of Marriage Ignored By the Media

Friday, February 06, 2015

Kathleen Collins' 1982 comic drama, “Losing Ground” explores the marriage of a black philosophy professor and her artist husband at a moment of crisis, and liberation.
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As Climate Changes, So Do Political and Economic Fortunes

Friday, February 06, 2015

Climate change is transforming economies, playing havoc with corporate calculations, and shifting political power.
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Breaking In, Losing Ground, Dissecting Touch

Friday, February 06, 2015

Mark Schapiro on climate change. Director Johanna Hamilton's documentary about COINTELPRO, “1971.” The restoration of "Losing Ground."Please Explain is all about Touch!
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Before Snowden, There Was the Citizens Commission

Friday, February 06, 2015

On March 8, 1971, The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the American public.
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Our Most Touching Installment of Please Explain Ever

Friday, February 06, 2015

Renowned neuroscientist David J. Linden joins us for Please Explain: Touch! 
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'Into the Woods' Comes Back to the Stage

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A re-invention of the classic Sondheim show is stripped-down and unplugged, with just ten actors performing all the songs with one piano.
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Tab Party: 5 Things We Can't Turn Into Radio Segments This Week

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Tab Party: links to awesome things we find on the internet which we can't turn into radio segments. 
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Tribute: Robert Stone

Thursday, February 05, 2015

We were lucky to have had the brilliant writer Robert Stone on our show a couple of times over the years. He died at the age of 77, and we bring you one of our interviews with him.
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Tribute: Carl Djerassi

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Carl Djerassi once described himself as an “intellectual polygamist,” but he may be best known as the chemist who created the birth control pill.
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The Shrinking Afghan National Army

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Afghan National Army tends to loose nearly a third of its personnel every year, it's getting worse, and the DOD is trying to cover up these losses
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What "Supercookies" Mean for Your Online Privacy

Thursday, February 05, 2015

These undeletable customer codes used by Verizon could be exploited by third parties, like advertisers, to follow users around the web.
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How to Survive a Collision Involving A Turtle

Thursday, February 05, 2015

O. Henry Award–winning writer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Arthur Bradford talks about his new short story collection, Turtleface and Beyond.
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Into The Woods, Turtleface, and Supercookies

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Ted Conover on solitary confinement. The directors and star of "Into the Woods." Arthur Bradford's new short story collection. The dangers of Supercookies. The disappearing Afghan Army.
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The Horrors of Solitary Confinement

Thursday, February 05, 2015

One tactic used to punish prisoners in Guantanamo Bay is rampant throughout American jails and prisons: solitary confinement. 
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