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Inside The Mind Of An Actor

Friday, January 16, 2015

For this week's Please Explain, we learn about a discipline very close to Martha Plimpton's heart: acting! 
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A Doctor Sets Sails To Countries Where Abortion Is Illegal

Friday, January 16, 2015

A new film about the work of abortion activist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who sails a mobile abortion clinic to countries where abortion is illegal.
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A Sailing, Activist Medical Clinic; The Ins and Outs of Acting

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martha Plimpton guest hosts. Bringing access to abortion by sea. Stories from the AIDS epidemic. The film "Little Accidents." Please Explain Acting!
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The Families Left Following The AIDS Epidemic

Friday, January 16, 2015

Alysia Abbott and Whitney Joiner talk about “The Recollectors,” a storytelling and community website for the many children and families left behind by parents who died of AIDS.
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Uncovering The Truth After A Deadly Mining Accident

Friday, January 16, 2015

In the new film Little Accidents, a small town devastated by a fatal mining accident, and a mining company executive becomes the prime target for the town’s anger.
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The Forgotten Documentary Capturing The Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

Thursday, January 15, 2015

In 1945 Britain’s army film unit created a documentary about the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, but 6 months after it was green-lit, funding was pulled, and it was shelved.
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2015 Oscar Nominations on The Lopate Show!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Listen to Leonard's discussion with some of the 2015 Oscar nominees! 
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Planning For The End

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two-thirds of Americans die tethered to machines and tubes, at bankrupting costs, yet research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones.
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A Gaggle of Guest Hosts

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meet Our Guest Hosts! As Leonard is away for two weeks in January, we have an amazing roster of guest hosts filling his seat. Find our more about them here.
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Uncovering An Unknown WWII Film, And A Film Retrospective of Orson Welles

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Angelo Volandes on preparing for end of life care. The unknown film about Nazi concentration camps. Joseph McBride discusses Orson Welles. Why adoptees are returning to S. Korea. 
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An Orson Welles Retrospective

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Joseph McBride discusses Orson Welles 100, a five-week retrospective going on at Film Forum through February 3. 
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International Adoptees, Coming Back Home

Thursday, January 15, 2015

200,000 Korean children were adopted by families abroad over the past sixty years. Now, many of them are coming back. 
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The Power of Words, Dueling Museums, and The Internet's Letdown

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Anna Sale guest hosts today! Margaret Talbot on the word gap. A Somali refugee who flees to South Africa. The competition between the Met and MOMA. The downsides of the internet. 
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One Man's Fraught Journey From Somalia to South Africa

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In January 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city’s population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. 
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The Importance of Talking to Kids About... Well, Anything!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot addresses the so-called "word gap."
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The Met, the MoMA, and the Art of Maintaining Prestige

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The competition between New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for artworks, prestige, and young, moneyed trustees.
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A Case Against the Internet

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A twenty-year veteran of the tech industry explains why the Internet is not always a good thing.
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Looking for the Truth About Natural Gas Drilling

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox questions claims from the natural gas industry that drilling is clean and safe, and illustrates the consequences of leaky wells. 
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Fighting for the Ecological Heart of the Eastern Congo

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A new documentary follows a team of park rangers---and the endangered gorillas ---as they face off against poachers, militia, and industry in one of the most diverse ecosystems.
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Fitness Tips from a Three-Time Tour de France Champion

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cyclist Greg LeMond talks about winning the biggest cycling event in the world three times, and gives us desk-dwellers some pointers on how to win our own. 
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