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The Candidate, the Model and the Yacht that Changed American Politics

Monday, October 06, 2014

Gary Hart seemed set to win the 1988 Democratic nomination for president until rumors of infidelity led to his downfall, creating a new standard for political scandal as entertainment.
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Alan Cumming Digs Up Family Secrets

Monday, October 06, 2014

When television producers invited Cumming to appear on a celebrity genealogy show in 2010, he discovered more than he bargained for about himself, his past, and his own father.
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Derek Boogaard's Death Brought the Crisis of Concussions in Professional Sports to Light

Monday, October 06, 2014

The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at age 28, in 2011, helped break the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch tells the story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death. Boogaard was widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL. He was a star enforcer with the Minnesota Wild and the storied New York Rangers. In his book Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard Branch reveals that behind the scenes Boogaard's injuries and concussions were mounting and his mental state was deteriorating, culminating in his early death from an overdose of alcohol and painkillers.

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Taking a Beating: Politics in the Media, Concussions in Sports

Monday, October 06, 2014

Matt Bai on why 1987 was a turning point in the media and politics. Alan Cumming on family secrets. "Shakespeare’s Sonnets" at BAM. John Branch on hockey player Derek Boogaard.
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What Are Your Favorite Cookbooks?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Melissa Clark talks about which cookbooks are her favorites and invites you to share yours!
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Hope You're Hungry: Favorite Cookbooks, a Tasting Tour, Restaurant Reviewing

Friday, October 03, 2014

Melissa Clark shares her five favorite cookbooks!  Samuel Fromartz perfects bread baking. Calvin Trillin's “Come Hungry” tour. Please Explain restaurant reviewing. 
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How to Bake the Perfect Loaf of Bread

Friday, October 03, 2014

Samuel Fromartz describes his quest to hone his breadmaking skills and his knowledge of bread, from seed to flour to the biochemistry of sourdough. 
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Come Hungry: Calvin Trillin's Eating Tour of Lower Manhattan

Friday, October 03, 2014

The New Yorker writer tells us about his annual walking tour through the West Village, Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown, which includes stops at favorite eateries.
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How to Be a Restaurant Reviewer

Friday, October 03, 2014

Pete Wells, New York Times restaurant critic, and Sam Sifton, the New York Times food editor and former restaurant reviewer, explain the ins and outs of being a restaurant critic.
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Banks Profit from Captive Customers in Prison

Thursday, October 02, 2014

If you have a family member in prison, sending them money to pay for basic necessities like toilet paper and warm clothing often comes with high fees. 
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Tom Stoppard's 'Indian Ink' with Rosemary Harris

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Playwright Tom Stoppard discusses his play “Indian Ink,” along with Tony and Golden Globe Award winner Rosemary Harris, who stars in it.
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Major Masters in Music, Theater, Film

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Quincy Jones and Justin Kauflin discuss jazz legend Clark Terry. Tom Stoppard and Rosemary Harris on “Indian Ink.” Filmmaker David Cronenberg's debut novel.
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Quincy Jones Pays Tribute to Jazz Legend Clark Terry

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Piano prodigy Justin Kauflin and Quincy Jones talk about their friendship with Clark Terry, the subject of the new documentary “Keep on Keepin’ On.”
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Geopolitics, 3-D Printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, Cancer, and Sex in Filmmaker David Cronenberg's Debut Novel

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Filmmaker David Cronenberg talks about his debut novel, Consumed. It revolves around the story of two journalists whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy. They are lovers and competitors who encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows. The two become entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that involves geopolitics, 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, cancer, and sex.

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Questions for Mary Gordon

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Mary Gordon writes in the morning and hates the word "friending." Find out some of her favorite books and authors she wishes got more attention.
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Surprise Medical Bills and Other Major Health Care Costs

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal on why we're being billed for treatment by doctors we've never even met.
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The Private Life of Heinrich Himmler

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Nazi SS Commander perpetrated some of the worst atrocities of World War II. Yet a recently discovered cache of his letters and photos show he was also a loving husband and father.
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Corruption in Politics, Surprises in Medical Bills

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Zephyr Teachout on corruption in politics. Mary Gordon on the Lopate Show Book Club. Vanessa Lapa on “The Decent One.” Elisabeth Rosenthal on the high cost of health care.
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Zephyr Teachout Takes on Corruption in Politics

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Zephyr Teachout looks at the history of bribery, lobbying, and corruption and argues that the Citizen’s United ruling is transforming American politics for the worse.
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This Month We're Reading Mary Gordon's 'Pearl'

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Read it along with the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club and tune in when the author discusses it on October 1.
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