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Larry Kramer's American History

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Award-winning playwright, author, and celebrated gay-rights advocate Larry Kramer discusses the first installment of his novel, The American People, Volume 1: Search for My Heart.
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Larry Kramer's American History, Aasif Mandvi's American Family

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Larry Kramer's multi-part novel, The American People. Aasif Mandvi's new web series. Philip Kerr's latest novel. Freida Pinto on “Desert Dancer.” Warren Buffet and mobile homes.
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Risking Their Lives For a Dance Company in Iran

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A film about Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life in Iran to form a dance company.
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Stationed in Saigon, a Bank Manager Saves His Staff

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Former Vice President of Citibank John P. Riordan talks about his role in the rescue of 106 Vietnamese people in the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War.
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After Winter's Thaw, The Gurus of How-To Tackle Spring

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, answer questions and give advice on how to repair and maintain your home or apartment.
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The Middle Class Americans Who Bombed Federal Buildings

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Chronicling the decade-long battle between the FBI and homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s, like The Weathermen, the FALN, and the Black Liberation Army. 
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Tribute: Cynthia Lennon

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Cynthia Powell met John Lennon when they were art students, and he was a struggling musician. She died at the age of 75. You can hear her interview with Leonard from December of 2005.
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Raising a Hawk After a Father's Death

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Helen Macdonald is an experienced falconer, but she had never before trained the goshawk, until her father died suddenly on a London street.
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Radicals At Home, Saving Lives Abroad

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The homegrown revolutionary movements of the ‘70s. A former Citibank VP during the Vietnam War. Helen Macdonald's hawk training. The Gurus of How-To take your calls.
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Leonard Picks a Bone with the Punderdome

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Fred and Jo Firestone return with another pun competition. Today’s pun topic: the human body.
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How Strangers Inspired Arrested Development, Empire

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Brian Grazer's weekly “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger partly inspired Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, and Empire.
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Curious Conversations, Punderdome, and Candice Bergen

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Brian Grazer's “curiosity conversations” with accomplished strangers. Punderdome's co-hosts lead us in another pun competition about the human body! Candice Bergen's life and career.
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Candice Bergen's Lessons in Love and Loss

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Candice Bergen talks about her life, career, and the follow up to her first memoir, Knock Wood. Her newest memoir is A Fine Romance. 
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Inside Yemen's War Zone

Monday, April 06, 2015

Yemen is being torn apart in a violent sectarian conflict. Frontline journalist Safa Al Ahmad discusses a new report on the country.
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The Modern Fight For Gay Rights

Monday, April 06, 2015

Much has changed for gay people since Michelangelo Signorile published 'Queer in America' over 20 years ago, but he argues that homophobia is still a fact of American life.
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Guest Picks: Mary Norris

Monday, April 06, 2015

Mary Norris was on our show April 6, 2015 to talk about her decades at The New Yorker and her new book, Between You & Me. Here are a few of her favorite things!
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Modifiers, Danglers, and Spelling in an Age of Autocorrect

Monday, April 06, 2015

The New Yorker's Mary Norris brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage.
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The Complicated Lives, and Social Roles, of Elephants

Monday, April 06, 2015

For the last twenty-three years, Caitlin O’Connell has been a keen observer of the complicated friendships of an entourage of bull elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
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Conflict Abroad and At Home

Monday, April 06, 2015

Inside Yemen's war zone. The social world of African male pachyderms. Confessions of a “comma queen.” Michelangelo Signorile on the present, and future, of gay rights.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Elizabeth Warren, Tim Gunn & "Skylight" on Broadway

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segment's from the week! 
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