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Brutality and Beauty in James Ellroy's New Noir Novel Perfidia

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The master of the crime thriller discusses his novel Perfidia, set in Los Angeles during World War II.
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The Failures of Elite Colleges, the Successes of Chinese Americans

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How elite colleges are falling short. Lucinda Franks talks about Robert Morgenthau. James Ellroy's novel Perfidia. Eric Liu on the Chinese American identity.
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How the Global Economy Affects Your Daily Life

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang explains in real-world terms how the global economy actually works, offers a guide to economic theories, and looks at how it impacts everyday life.
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Tough Topics: A Guide to the Global Economy, Promising Cancer Research

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How the global economy actually works. Peter Heller's The Painter. Ian McEwan's The Children Act. Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at whether it’s possible to cure cancer without killing it.
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In Peter Heller's New Novel, an Artist Flees Santa Fe for a Secluded Life

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Painter is a story about a painter who abandons the Santa Fe art scene of to start fresh in rural Colorado and try to cope with his dark impulses.
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Ian McEwan on Religion, Law and His New Novel The Children Act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In The Children Act, a teenaged boy refuses lifesaving medical treatment for religious reasons, and a judge must decide if the secular court should overrule faith.
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Can You Cure Cancer Without Killing It?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at new cancer research and breakthrough treatments for acute myelogenous leukemia that focus on restoring cancer cells rather than eradicating them.
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David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks' Travels Through Time and Universes

Monday, September 15, 2014

A mystery echo's through every decade of a character's life, affecting everyone she loves—even the people who are not yet born.
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A Forensic Pathologist on Death Investigations in NYC

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dr. Judy Melinek explains her work as a New York City forensic pathologist and the fascinating world of death investigation. 
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Fast-food Workers and a New Kind of Labor Activism

Monday, September 15, 2014

William Finnegan, staff writer at The New Yorker, looks at the push for unionization of fast food workers and their demonstrations for higher minimum wage.
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The Grand and Terrible Voyage of a Ship in the Arctic

Monday, September 15, 2014

On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco, headed for the Arctic. When it was trapped in ice, the crew began a long struggle for survival. 
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Fast Food Workers Want to Unite

Monday, September 15, 2014

The push for unionization of fast food workers. The story of the USS Jeannette. David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks. Forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek on her experience.
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How Healthy is a Raw Food Diet?

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's a popular trend in the United States, but there's evidence that the health benefits of many foods can only be unlocked when they're cooked.
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The Pleasures and Perils of the Farming Life

Friday, September 12, 2014

Three local organic farmers talk about the business and rewards of farming and why they became farmers.
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Eating Around the World on Your Metrocard: Georgia

Friday, September 12, 2014

We kick off a new series showcasing the wide variety of international cuisines found in New York City with a look at the food of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.
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A Century of Selling Essential Italian Foods in Little Italy

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lou Di Palo, great-grandson of the founder of Di Palo's, shares the history of the landmark store and a lifetime of wisdom about Italian food.
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Food Friday: Young Local Farmers, an Old Family Store

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's Food Friday! Three local farmers talk about the business of farming. The history of Di Palo’s in Little Italy. Georgian food in NYC. Please Explain on  raw food diets.
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Guest Picks: Ned Benson

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ned Benson, writer and director of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby  was on The Leonard Lopate Show September 11, 2014. He told us that he is a fan of James Salter and the Giants. See what else he is a fan of!

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How a Terrorist’s Son Became an Advocate for Peace

Thursday, September 11, 2014

His father was involved in planning the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, but Zak Ebrahim rejected the extremism, violence, and terrorism of his youth. And he says Jon Stewart helped.
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The Whole World, in Our Hands

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We've entered an age in which humanity is changing the Earth itself, from the seas to the land to the atmosphere. Is "The Human Age" a new beginning — or the beginning of the end?
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