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A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'

Monday, August 25, 2014

The production blends of professional actors, community members, and special guests, as part of the Public Theater's Public Works project.
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The True Paleo Diet's No Excuse to Eat Meat

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eating like your ancestors is fine—but cavemen didn't hunt at Whole Foods. We take a deeper look at the largely vegetarian history of Paleolithic diets from around the world.
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Tips on How to Keep Your Garden Growing

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gerard Lordahl, Director of GrowNYC’s Open Space Greening Program, talks about late summer gardening and how to keep things growing into the fall.
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The Inside Story of One of the Largest Financial Settlement of All Time

Monday, August 25, 2014

Financial reporter William D. Cohan on JPMorgan Chase’s landmark mortgage settlement and investigating Wall Street dealings.
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Diet Tips from the Far Reaches of the Globe, Gardening Tips from a New York City Green Thumb

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gardening advice, the Paleo Diet, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale," and the inside story of JPMorgan Chase’s landmark mortgage settlement.
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Hidden Places in NYC, Religious Divides in the Middle East

Friday, August 22, 2014

Everybody knows about the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State building and other favorite tourist sites. On today’s show, we’ll find out about the many secret, hidden gems to explore in NYC. Then, Joe Assadourian discusses his one-man, off-Broadway comedy, “The Bullpen,” about his experiences in prison. Cherien Dabis describes writing, directing and starring in the new film “May in Summer,” which is set in Amman, Jordan. Plus: This week’s Please Explain is all about the various religious communities in the Middle East that we only hear about in times of crisis--like the Alawites and the Yazidis.

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Skip the Bus Tours and Go Canoeing on the Bronx River Instead

Friday, August 22, 2014

Get off the beaten path to discover New York’s hidden gems and best kept secrets--fossils embedded in buildings, ancient trees, and an island once declared a sovereign state. 
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Starting Life as a Playwright After 12 Years in Prison

Friday, August 22, 2014

Joe Assadourian talks about his new one-man, off-Broadway comedy “The Bullpen,” based on his experiences behind bars.
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Family Turmoil in the Film "May in Summer"

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cherien Dabis tells us about writing, directing, and starring in the film, about religion, marriage, and family drama, set in Amman, Jordan.
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Alawites to Yazidis: A Guide to Religious Communities in the Middle East

Friday, August 22, 2014

This week's Please Explain is about religious communities in the Middle East—Shia, Sunni, Alawite, Yazidi, and more—and their political conflicts and power struggles.
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Why the Port Authority Bus Terminal Is Crumbling, Crowded, Unloved

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The much-maligned Midtown bus terminal was supposed to get a major renovation. Then Governor Christie's office used the money for other projects.
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The Terrible Treatment of Pro-Wrestlers

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Daniel O’Sullivan on why professional wrestlers often lack benefits, pensions, health insurance, and, unlike any other major American sport, aren’t represented by a union.
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Why the Spy Who Might Have Forged Peace in the Middle East was Assassinated

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird talks about the life and death CIA operative Robert Ames, who was the most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East.
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So, You Want To Seize a Satellite?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A small group of volunteers and aerospace engineers seized control of the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 satellite and set up a mission control in an abandoned McDonald's.
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Dysfunction and Danger: A Bus Station and a Spy in the Middle East

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WNYC’s transportation reporter Jim O’Grady checks out the Port Authority’s over-crowded, dysfunctional Midtown bus terminal. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird tells the story of the life and death of Robert Ames, one of the most important operatives in CIA history. Mark Chiusano talks about his debut collection of short stories—all set in Brooklyn—called Marine Park. We’ll speak with independent scientists who’ve seized control of a 1970s-era satellite. Plus: a look at the exploitation of pro-wrestlers, who have no health insurance benefits, no job security, and are under-compensated for doing dangerous work.

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Short Stories Set in the Far Reaches of Brooklyn

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mark Chiusano discusses his debut collection of short stories, Marine Park, all set in the train-less and tourist-free Brooklyn neighborhood.
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North Koreans Have Wedding Photographers, Too

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

They also have smiling school kids and synchronized dance festivals. A professional photographer shares her view of everyday life in the world’s most isolated country.  
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Bolster, Explicate and Amplify Your Vocabulary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ben Zimmer quizzes us on what words mean and explains some of the most often misunderstood common words.
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How Words on a Page Become Images in Our Minds

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Peter Mendelsund, Knopf's associate art director, explores how we visualize images from reading works of literature and talks about designing book covers.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Vaccines

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Over a decade ago the preservative Thimerosal, which contains mercury, was removed from many vaccine supplies in the United States and abroad. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Dr. Mark Hyman, examine the research literature on Thimerosal and argue that it should be removed from the vaccines that still contain it. They’ve written the book Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak, which makes the case for the elimination the chemical from the world’s vaccine supplies and replacing it with already available safer alternatives.

 

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