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Where ISIS Came from and How It Became So Brutally Powerful

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Frontline producer and journalist Martin Smith talks about "The Rise of ISIS," in-depth investigation of the brutal terrorist group’s ascent.
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Coming Undone: The Rise of ISIS, Political Sex Scandals

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Investigating the rise of the Islamic State. Rachel Dratch and Mario Correa on political sex scandals in "Tail! Spin!" A musical based on Found magazine.
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'Found' the Musical Is Based on Lost Notes and Messages

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The co-writer and two stars of  "Found" talk about creating a musical based Davy Rothbart's popular Found magazine and books.
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'Mr. Dynamite' Debuts Tonight

Monday, October 27, 2014

When Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney got a call from Mick Jagger asking if he'd like to make a film about James Brown, he couldn't say no. "Mr. Dynamite" airs tonight on HBO.
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A Trip through the Shadowy Underworld of Consumer Debt Collection

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jake Halpern tells the story of a former banking executive and a former armed robber, who became partners in the shady, unregulated world of consumer debt collection.
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Laura Cantrell Performs Live

Monday, October 27, 2014

NYC-based country music star Laura Cantrell discusses her latest album, the quiet, storytelling inflected "No Way There From Here," and performs live in our studio.
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Alice McDermott's Charming Billy

Monday, October 27, 2014

This 1998 National Book Award winning novel is about first love, buried secrets, and the life of an Irish American drinker in Queens.
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The Payback: Debt Collection, James Brown

Monday, October 27, 2014

We find out about the shady world of consumer debt collection. Fred Wesley and Alex Gibney on James Brown. Laura Cantrell's new album. Novelist Alice McDermott on Charming Billy.
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The Day Edward Snowden First Called Laura Poitras

Friday, October 24, 2014

The documentary filmmaker recounts what happened when she received messages from someone calling himself "citizen four." He turned out to be whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Loving New York City, Matthew Broderick & Marilynne Robinson

Friday, October 24, 2014

 This week: Sari Botton, Phillip Lopate and Susan Orlean discuss their complicated relationship with New York and the book Never Can Say Goodbye (first). Then Marilynne Robinson talks about her new novel Lila (37:03). Plus, Matthew Broderick and Micah Stock on staring in Terrence McNally's It's Only A Play (52:55).

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Sharing Secrets

Friday, October 24, 2014

Laura Poitras on her new documentary about Edward Snowden and abuse of power by the NSA and other government organizations. Why teens sext and what to do about it.
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Why Do Kids Sext and Is It a Crime?

Friday, October 24, 2014

For this week's Please Explain, Atlantic editor Hanna Rosin discusses teen sexting, the pervasive trend of sending naked pictures of themselves and their peers on their cell phones.
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Guest Picks: Michael Sheen

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Michael Sheen was on the show October 23 to discuss his revival of Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" at the 92nd Street Y. He is a fan of Murakami and Neil Gaiman. Find out what else he is a fan of!

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Mark Bittman Tells Us How to Cook Everything Fast

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Treat your freezer like a pantry, have olive oil on hand, and if you live with other people, get them to help. These are Bittman's tips for being a better, more intuitive cook. 
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Recipe: Mark Bittman's Broiled Ziti

Thursday, October 23, 2014

All the flavors of a classic baked ziti, but more bubbly crust and way less time. Crowd-pleasers don’t come much easier than this.
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Recipe: Mark Bittman's Pasta with Chicken, Mushrooms, and Wine

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Use red wine and this dish is hearty for the fall or winter; use white and it becomes lighter for spring or summer. You won’t go wrong either way.
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Recipe: Mark Bittman's Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Bacon

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This soup has it all: It’s sweet, colorful, and creamy and even features the smoky crunch of bacon on top. The most time-consuming thing about preparing squash is peeling and seeding it.
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Time Is of the Essence: How to Cook Everything Fast, 100 Years of Dylan Thomas

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mark Bittman talks about his latest helpful cookbook, How to Cook Everything Fast. And actor Michael Sheen talks about "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas.
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A Centennial Celebration of Dylan Thomas' 'Play for Voices'

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The poet premiered “Under Milk Wood” at New York’s 92nd Street Y in 1953, and actor Michael Sheen is directing and starring in a live broadcast reading of it on Sunday at 92Y.
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Why Writers Just Can't Quit New York City

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

From the dive bars to museums to easy public transit, writers like Susan Orlean and Leonard's brother Phillip Lopate make the case for why New York's the town for them.
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