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Guest Picks: Richie Furay

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The legendary singer-songwriter may have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work with Buffalo Springfield, but he doesn't listen to a lot of music in his free time.
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Combative and Contentious Lives

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Barney Frank looks back on his life in politics. Richie Furay's new album, “Hand In Hand.” The ill-fated life of Bobby Fuller. Frank Bruni on the college admissions mania.
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Barney Frank's Public Battles and Private Trials

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In the 1980s, when Barney Frank became the first openly gay member of Congress, many of his allies assumed that his political future was over.
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The Life, and Mysterious Death, of Bobby Fuller

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Biographer Miriam Linna and Randell Fuller talk about ill-fated 1960s Texas music legend Bobby Fuller.
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Our Misguided Fear of The Thin Envelope

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

College admissions has become a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, and many young people believe that their futures will be determined by which colleges admit them.
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Slavery in the North after the American Revolution

Monday, March 16, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner discusses slavery in the Northern states, which lived on legally and commercially despite being abolished after the American Revolution. 
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Regicide, Betrayal, and the Fate of the English Monarch

Monday, March 16, 2015

Charles Spencer writes about the fifty-nine regicides, the men who signed Charles I's death warrant in 1649, in Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I.
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Art, Science, and Regicide

Monday, March 16, 2015

Eric Foner on slavery in the Northern states. Charles Spencer on the regicides of King Charles. Sculpture in the Age of Donatello. The artists and scientists of 17th Century Holland. 
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Donatello Lands in New York

Monday, March 16, 2015

"Sculpture in the Age of Donatello" contains twenty-three masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture—most never seen outside Italy.
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The Painter and the Philosopher Who Taught Us How to See

Monday, March 16, 2015

Laura Snyder describes the streets, inns, and guildhalls of seventeenth-century Holland, where artists and scientists gathered and invented the modern notion of seeing. 
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: The Men's Rights Movement, Ancient Art & Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week. This week: the men's rights movement, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato & turning ancient objects into art!
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Wilson, and Infinite Possibilities

Friday, March 13, 2015

In a new play, a simple encounter between a man and a woman veers into an exploration of choice versus destiny.
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Scientology's True Believers

Friday, March 13, 2015

A new documentary profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how the organization cultivates staunch adherents. 
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Guest Picks: Joyce DiDonato

Friday, March 13, 2015

Joyce DiDonato was on the show on March 12 to talk about her Perspective Series at Carnegie Hall. Here are a few of her favorite things!
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2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners on The Leonard Lopate Show!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Marilynne Robinson won the National Critics Circle Award for her novel, "Lila," the final installment of her trilogy set in the fictional town of Gilead, Iowa.
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Fighting Crime in Capes, Masks, and Skinny Jeans

Friday, March 13, 2015

Can an idealistic hardware store clerk and a superhero determined to retire save Brooklyn when it suddenly teeters on the brink of disaster?
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Investigating Scientology, Inspiring a Brooklyn Superhero

Friday, March 13, 2015

A new documentary about Scientology. Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Wilson, and Nick Payne, discuss "Constellations.” The new play "Brooklynite.” Please Explain is all about the circus!
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From Sideshow to the Big Top: The History of the Circus

Friday, March 13, 2015

Daily life once ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Banks closed, schools canceled classes, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show.
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Guest Picks: Ethan Hawke

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The actor and filmmaker just released his first documentary, "Seymour: An Introduction." Find out what he's a fan of!
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Fracking Comes to China

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For decades China has relied on coal energy to drive their growth. Now, with the encouragement of the U.S, China is looking to begin fracking vast reserves of shale gas in the country. 
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