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Power Brokers From New York to DC to Moscow

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Anna Arutunyan, who traveled throughout Russia to report on modern Russian politics, writes about Vladimir Putin's political stranglehold. Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Trudeau on his new comedy about four senators who live together in DC, Alpha House. Gilbert Gottfried on his life in comedy, films, starting a podcast, and headlining Carolines. And forty years ago, Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize winning book The Power Broker revealed the hidden story of how Robert Moses shaped New York City, and New York State, and he reflects on that time, and discusses how New York has changed ever since. 

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In a Modern World, Vladimir Putin Keeps Power Concentrated Using Medieval Methods

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vladimir Putin, named by Forbes magazine in 2013 as the most powerful man in the world, confounds world leaders and defies assumptions. He runs a neo-feudal world where iPads, WTO membership, and Brioni business suits conceal a power structure straight out of the Middle Ages. Anna Arutunyan, who traveled throughout Russia to report on modern Russian politics, reports on the internal politics that keeps Putin so firmly in place in The Putin Mystique: Inside Russia’s Power Cult.

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A Broadway Debut for Sting in "The Last Ship"

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

16 Grammy winner Sting tells us about his debut as a Broadway composer in "The Last Ship" a new musical inspired by his own childhood. In a close-knit English seafaring town, life revolves around the local shipyard. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future, and sets out to travel the world. He returns home years later, only to find the shipyard's future in grave danger. Fred Applegate and Rachel Tucker, who star in the show, join us in the studio. The Last Ship is playing at the Neil Simon Theater.

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2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients on the Lopate Show

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Yesterday, President Obama presented Medals of Freedom to nineteen individuals. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor. Among the recipients were several people who have been guests on the Leonard Lopate Show. To get a sense of these incredible people and their accomplishments, consider a listen to these past interviews.

Isabel Allende on her second memoir, The Sum of Our Days

Tom Brokaw on how the 1960s changed America

Stephen Sondheim on half a century of songwriting

Marlo Thomas on Growing Up Laughing

You can view the full list of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients here.

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Should You Feast Responsibly on Thanksgiving, Or Just Dig In?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The turkey might be the star for many on Thanksgiving, but there is so much more to consider when you are cooking the meal, hosting guests, or arriving as a guest yourself. Dan Pashman, creator and host of WNYC's James Beard Award-nominated podcast The Sporkful tackles the tough Thanksgiving questions. What’s a good drink to accompany cooking thanksgiving dinner? How do you feast responsibly if you are dieting? And what do you do with all those leftovers?

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Sting's Broadway Debut and the Future of 3-D Printing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sting debuts as the lyricist and composer of a new Broadway musical, The Last Ship. Dan Pashman discusses Thanksgiving etiquette for the host and guests. Jerome Groopman on medical advances thanks to 3-D Printing. Andrew Roberts reveals a new side of Napoleon.

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3-D Printing Is Revolutionizing Medicine. Could It Lead to the Engineering of Kidneys and Livers?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Innovations in 3-D-printed materials stand to radically change the health-care industry, and  Dr. Jerome Groopman, longtime New Yorker contributor and Chair of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, will discuss his investigation into this world, in his latest story in the November 24 issue of The New Yorker, “Print Thyself.” Doctors are using 3-D printing to reconstruct broken bones, remedy malformations, and create customized knee implants. Researchers have dreamed of engineering organs and tissues in a lab, and 3-D printing has become a glimpse into the future of medicine. 

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A New Biography Reveals A Hidden Story In the Life of Napoleon

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Napoleon Bonaparte understood the strategic importance of telling his own story; his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. Yet his thirty-three thousand letters were published only recently, and Andrew Roberts's new biography, Napoleon: A Life, is the first to take advantage of them, revealing Napoleon’s layers of complexity and uncovering parts of his character and motivation that were previously misunderstood. 

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An Amazing Swimmer Racing for Olympic Medals

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kara Lynn Joyce, Olympic silver-medalist, no longer swims, and says that she is now "trying to become more of a land creature." 
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Guest Picks: Kara Lynn Joyce

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kara Lynn Joyce was on The Leonard Lopate Show on November 24, 2014 to talk about Touch the Wall, the documentary she stars in. She is a fan of Baseball and Mac and Cheese. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Christo Brock

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christo Brock was on the show on November 24. 2014 to discuss his film Touch The Wall. He's a fan of Loretta Lynn and Jared Diamond. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Aasif Mandvi: From Boarding School to 'Curry Pot' to New York's Melting Pot

Monday, November 24, 2014

Aasif Mandvi talks about the many, often contradictory, identities that make up who he is, his time as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” and his new collection of essays.
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The Secret Stories Behind Our Everyday Passwords

Monday, November 24, 2014

Passwords are a hated but necessary part of modern life, but they can be extremely personal. Ian Urbina looks at the secret stories behind passwords we use every day.
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Eva-Maria Westbroek Plays an Unhappy Housewife in an Opera Stalin Hated

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, tells us about playing the title character, an unhappy housewife named Katerina Ismailova, in Shostakovic’s opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.”
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Swimmers, a Soprano, Secret Lives

Monday, November 24, 2014

Olympic swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce. Aasif Mandvi. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek on “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” at the Metropolitan Opera. The secret lives of passwords.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Melissa Clark on Alternative Thanksgiving, Jazz singer Sheila Jordan, Growing Up in the Bronx

Friday, November 21, 2014

This week: the New York Times Food Department reporter and cookbook writer Melissa Clark shares some of her ideas and recipes for Thanksgiving alternatives to turkey (First). Jazz singer Sheila Jordan talks about her 70 year career and the time she was nearly killed on the street in New York City by a group of racists (32:38). Photographer Stephen Shames tells the story of a 1977 assignment to the Bronx, where he began photographing a group of boys coming of age in what was at the time one of the toughest and most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States. We'll also speak with one of Shames' subjects, José "Poncho" Muñoz (49:08).

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There Are No Hunger Games in the New 'Hunger Games' Film

Friday, November 21, 2014

Francis Lawrence talks about directing the latest in The Hunger Games films—The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.” It’s based on the third in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, and it film opens nationwide November 21.

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The Life of Stephen Hawking, and The Search For Life In Space

Friday, November 21, 2014

David Rabe talks about the revival of his Tony Award-winning play “Sticks and Bones”; he’s joined by Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman, who star in it. Francis Lawrence discusses directing the latest “Hunger Games” film, “Mockingjay, Part 1.” Felicity Jones tells us about playing Stephen Hawking’s wife, Jane, in the new film “The Theory of Everything.” Please Explain is all about how astronomers search for extraterrestrial life in the universe.

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National Book Award Finalists on the Lopate Show

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hear interviews with five of the distinguished authors nominated for a 2014 National Book Award. 
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Ozzie and Harriet, Pulled Apart By The Vietnam War

Friday, November 21, 2014

David Rabe discusses the revival of his Tony Award-winning play “Sticks and Bones,” along with Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman, who star in it. It’s the first major New York revival of the play, and it opens the New Group’s 20th Anniversary season. It’s a savagely comic portrait of an average American family pulled apart by the return of a son from the Vietnam War. It’s playing at Pershing Square Signature Center.

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