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°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Ben Kingsley & Patricia Clarkson, Presidential Parlance & New Orleans

Friday, August 21, 2015

Our three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them! 
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Your Calls on the Subway and the Birds of New York!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Understanding our crowded subway system. Summer Brennan discusses an oyster war in California. The Saw Lady performs live! Please Explain is all about New York Birds.
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Hot, Crowded, and Costlier: Your Calls on the Subway

Friday, August 21, 2015

Subway ridership is at its highest numbers since the 1940s – 1.75 billion riders last year. But an increase in popularity does not mean an increase in quality.  
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The Big Politics of a Small Oyster Farm

Friday, August 21, 2015

How a legal battle over a small oyster farm in California turned into a national issue.
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The Birds of New York City

Friday, August 21, 2015

We'll take a guided tour of New York's bird life, neighborhood by neighborhood.
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The Saw Lady Performs Saw Favorites. You're Welcome.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Yes, THE Saw Lady will be live in studio, serenading our listeners with her gentle harmonies played on a tool more commonly associated with lumberjacks and never-ending horror sequels.
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Al Hirschfeld: King of the Caricaturists

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Al Hirschfeld elevated the celebrity caricature, and his widow, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, and curator David Leopold talk about his work and life.
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Paul Scheer's Comedy Party Bus Adventure. What Could Go Wrong?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Comedian Paul Scheer discusses Arsenio Hall, TRL, and his comedy special, “Crash Test,” which takes place on a party bus. 
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Line by Line

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The new film “Digging for Fire.” The great caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. Comedian Paul Scheer. Tracking lines spoken by people of color in movies.
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Putting New Orleans Back Together Again After Katrina

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Gary Rivlin describes the storm’s lasting effects on New Orleans and how the city has tried to rebuild and recover.
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The 46 Seconds When Non-White Actors Speak In 'Lord Of The Rings'

Thursday, August 20, 2015

How long would your favorite movie be if it were cut down to include only the lines spoken by people of color? Mere seconds. 
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Parents on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in 'Digging for Fire'

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Joe Swanberg and Jake Johnson talk about their new movie “Digging for Fire.”
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Bill McKibben on the Winding Road to the Paris Climate Summit

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bill McKibben on President Obama’s proposals to address climate change, and on the relationship between electric-utility companies and alternative energy.
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Nadia Sirota Takes Us Inside the Minds of Today's Greatest Composers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Violist Nadia Sirota tells us about her podcast Meet The Composer, about the lives, inspiration, and music of composers.
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Going Green, Mostly Mozart, White House Words

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Green energy. Inside the minds of contemporary classical composers. The Mostly Mozart Festival. Words from the White House.
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Mostly Mozart: Influential and Innovative

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The music director and artistic director tell us about this year's Mostly Mozart Festival.
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Presidential Parlance and White House Words

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

How American presidents have enriched the American vocabulary and changed the way we speak. 
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Tribute: Julian Bond

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The key figure in the Civil Rights Movement served as a leader of S.N.C.C., president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and chairman of the N.A.A.C.P. He died at the age of 75.
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A Casual 'Threesome' Reveals a Hidden Trauma

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A stranger enters the bed of an Egyptian-American couple looking to spice up their love life, with dramatic results.
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Beyond Polar Bears: Climate Change Threatens the U.S. Economy

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Flood and storm damage, erratic crop yields, drought, strained energy systems: a warmer globe is a major market challenge.
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