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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Gary Hart, Russian Spies & Black Tar Heroin

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's 3 favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them!
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Understanding those 4th of July Missiles That Explode Into Colors: Fireworks

Thursday, July 02, 2015

With the 4th of July around the corner, we’ll take a look at the history of fireworks, and what kinds of chemical reactions create those amazing colors and shapes.
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A Movie-House Drama in Annie Baker's "The Flick"

Thursday, July 02, 2015

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. 
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Is Human Overpopulation The Reason for Environmental Destruction?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Tom Butler edited the book Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot, which illuminates the way human numbers and behavior have transformed the Earth.
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After Years of Dumping Chemicals in the Hudson, GE is in Charge of the Cleanup

Thursday, July 02, 2015

For 40 Years, General Electric dumped PCBs into the Hudson, and it is now tasked with the cleanup. 
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Environmental Destruction in the Hudson... and Around the World.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Removing PCBs from the Hudson. Tom Butler on Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot. Annie Baker, Aaron Clifton Moten and Louisa Krause, on “The Flick.” Please Explain: Fireworks!
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Documenting the Great Vietnam Vet Harley Ride

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A new documentary about Ron "Stray Dog" Hall, a Vietnam War veteran who caravans on his Harley with fellow vets on an annual pilgrimage to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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The Legendary Film that Captured Leon Russell's Classic Americana Music

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

“A Poem is a Naked Person” is a documentary about Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell. Made in the 1970s, the legendary film is finally getting its New York premier.
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Opiates in America, How Migrant Laborers Fare Today

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Heroin's grip on America. Les Blank’s documentary about Leon Russell. Debra Granik's documentary about Ron “Stray Dog” Hall. Revisiting Steinbeck’s California for his piece.
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Are Migrant Farmers Better Off Now Than During the Dust Bowl?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Gabe Thompson visits the same migrant farm camps in California that were featured in The Grapes of Wrath and reflects on how conditions for migrant farm workers have changed. 
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The Rise of Black Tar Heroin

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

For 15 years, Mexican sugar cane farmers created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin, the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, into the United States. 
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A Futuristic Spin on the Next Global Conflict

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Military analyst P.W. Singer and national security analyst August Cole, look at what the next global conflict may be in their thriller, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War. 
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The Cost of Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Director Matthew Heineman talks about his film, “Cartel Land,” a look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy - the murderous Mexican drug cartels.
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The Fading American Republic

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Former Colorado Senator Gary Hart's book, The Republic of Conscience, looks at the growing gap between our current political landscape and the principles of the U.S. Constitution.
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The Disruption in Business and Its Profound Consequences

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A collection of articles drawn from The Economist's Schumpeter column, Adrian Wooldridge's new book looks at the causes and consequences of the disruption in business. 
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Vigilantes Who Fight Mexican Drug Cartels, and a Futuristic Look Into Global Conflict

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Gary Hart on our distorted national interest. Matthew Heinemen on his film "Cartel Land." P.W. Singer and August Cole on Ghost Fleet. And Adrian Wooldridge on The Great Disruption. 
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Jamaica Bay, Queens Has Its Own Guardian

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jamaica Bay guardian, Don Riepe, has recruited thousands of volunteers to help him plant marshes to protect the wildlife and Queens citizens from extreme natural disasters. 
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Income Inequality and Why You Should Care

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two Professors and frequent contributors to The New York Times' vertical, The Upshot, discuss the ways that income inequality manifests itself in the country and how it affects us.
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Changing Gender, Before Puberty

Monday, June 29, 2015

Filmmakers Miri Navasky and Karen O’Connor, along with transgender teen, Ariel, discuss what it’s like to grow up trans.
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Spy vs Spy: The Dangerous Life of a Double Agent

Monday, June 29, 2015

A former double agent reveals how he posed as an undercover agent for the Russians.
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