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Coming to Terms with Painful Secrets and a Traumatic Past

Monday, October 20, 2014

New York Times columnist Charles Blow talks about how being abused as a child shaped his life, the subject of his memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
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Singing in 'Le Nozze di Figaro' at the Metropolitan Opera

Monday, October 20, 2014

Marlis Petersen, who plays Susanna, and Isabel Leonard, who plays Cherubino, discuss their roles and the new production of Mozart's opera.
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Marilynne Robinson on Her New Novel, Lila

Monday, October 20, 2014

The author returns to the town of Gilead, the setting of her earlier novel, to tell the story of a girl on the fringes of society who finds a new life in an Iowa town.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Norman Lear, Killer Heels & James Risen!

Friday, October 17, 2014

This week: television legend Norman Lear talks about making hits like "All in the Family" & "Maude" and why he's a fan of Amazon's "Transparent(first). Curator Lisa Small  on the art of the high-heeled shoe and the Brooklyn Museum's "Killer Heels" exhibit. (35:20). New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist James Risen explores the hidden costs of the war on terror, from squandered money to abuses of power. (51:00).  

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Gail Simmons Takes Us Behind the Scenes at 'Top Chef'

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Top Chef judge talks about her career in food and how the show has influenced the way we talk—and think—about food.
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Why Do We Waste So Much Food and How Can We Stop?

Friday, October 17, 2014

And one-third of the food we grow in this country is never eaten. Elizabeth Royte talks about the high rate or wasted food and what can be done about it.
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Farms, Factories, and the Fate of Our Food System

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ted Genoways examines the state of the meatpacking industry, and how it affects animal welfare, food safety, and the health and safety of those who work on the line in processing plants.
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Two Videos! Making Mozzarella and Behind the Counter at Katz's Deli

Friday, October 17, 2014

Two videos produced for our Lopate and Locavores events.
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Behind the Scenes: Meatpacking Industry and 'Top Chef'

Friday, October 17, 2014

Investigating the the American meatpacking industry. Gail Simmons on “Top Chef.” Please Explain the language of food.
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Where Does the Word Ketchup Come From? And Other Questions on the Language of Food

Friday, October 17, 2014

For this week’s Please Explain, linguist Dan Jurafsky tells us about the language of food—from the origins of ketchup to the words we use to describe food.
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The 'Spy' Who Scammed Us

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jamie Smith claimed to be many things: ex-CIA, Harvard educated, a cofounder of Blackwater, and a hired gun. The only problem is that none of it is true.
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Kristen Stewart Plays a Guantanamo Guard in 'Camp X-Ray'

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A new film by Peter Sattler looks at the moral quandary of Guantanamo Bay, in a story about an unlikely friendship between a detainee and a guard.
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Living in the National Security State

Thursday, October 16, 2014

James Risen outlines the hidden costs of the war on terror. Jane Smiley discusses Some Luck. Kristen Stewart and director Peter Sattler talk about "Camp X-Ray."
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James Risen on the Freedom, Privacy, and Abuses of Power in Post-9/11 America

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner outlines what he sees as government overreach in the name of security and why he won't name his sources.
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Jane Smiley's New Novel, Some Luck

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thirty years in the life of an Iowa family, from the 1930s through the 1950s.
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National Book Award Finalists on the Lopate Show

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Interviews with some of the authors nominated for the 2014 National Book Awards.
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Who the Great Recession Left Behind

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert traveled across the country to report on Americans struggling in an economy that hasn't fully recovered from the economic downturn.
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Killer Heels at the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The exhibition includes more than 160 artfully crafted high heels from the 17th century through today and explores how the heel became an iconic object of desire.
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Sharing Style and Sage Advice at Bergdorf Goodman

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Betty Halbreich has spent nearly 40 years as the personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she gave socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street advice on clothes and life.
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Norman Lear on Mixing TV Sitcoms with Biting Social and Political Commentary

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The television legend wrote, produced, created, and developed more than 100 shows, including "The Jeffersons," "Maude," and "All in the Family."
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