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The Inside Perspective from George H.W. Bush's Chief of Staff

Monday, June 08, 2015

John H. Sununu worked with George Herbert Walker Bush when he was vice president and as his chief of staff.
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From Sniper to Sex Therapist: The Story of Dr. Ruth

Monday, June 08, 2015

Dr. Ruth is a famous sex therapist, but few people know she narrowly escaped death from the Holocaust, was raised in an orphanage in Switzerland, or that she was a sniper in Israel.
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The Congolese Pygmy Put on Display Throughout America

Monday, June 08, 2015

In 1904, Ota Benga, a young Congolese “pygmy” arrived from central Africa and was featured in an anthropology exhibit at the St. Louis World’s Fair. He became an international sensation.
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Sex, Politics, and Rock and Roll

Monday, June 08, 2015

A look back on the 41st President. Paul Dano stars as Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. Understanding the Congolese "pygmy" who was treated as a zoo animal. Life advice from Dr. Ruth.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Hamburgers, Jane Smiley & The Dark Net

Friday, June 05, 2015

Our three favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them! 
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From Fast Food to Foie Gras: The Rise of the Burger

Friday, June 05, 2015

The hamburger used to be the symbol of fast food, and all the ills associated with it. But as the movement for fresh, organic, locally sourced food rose, so did the lowly hamburger.
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The Startling Evolution of Tequila

Friday, June 05, 2015

Chantal Martineau talks about the drink’s maturation in America from frat-house firewater to luxury good. 
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From Pizza to Guinea Pig, the Foods that Define New York

Friday, June 05, 2015

In New York in a Dozen Dishes, food writer Robert Seitsema adventures his way through the five boroughs to explore the city’s defining dishes -- some familiar, others obscure.
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Video: Brenda Wineapple's Unlikely Friendship with Sybille Bedford

Friday, June 05, 2015

Acclaimed author Brenda Wineapple remembers her friend and mentor, Sybille Bedford, and talks about her own writing.
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Burgers, Tequila, and The Best NY Dishes: Food Fridays Returns!

Friday, June 05, 2015

The history of eating in NYC. Melissa Clark tackles what to make for dinner. Chantal Martineau on tequila’s evolution in America. Please Explain is all about burgers!
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Put This Green Garlic Butter on Your Toast This Weekend

Friday, June 05, 2015

The New York Times' "A Good Appetite" food columnist Melissa Clark shares her recipe for green garlic toast and other seasonal spreads! 
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Matthew Broderick and Colum McCann Celebrate W.B. Yeats at 150

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Tony-winning actor and and National Book Award-winning novelist observe the 150th birthday of “Ireland’s national poet,” William Butler Yeats.
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Is Working in the Sharing Economy a Good Job?

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Are you an on-demand worker? An Uber or Lyft Driver? A house cleaner for Homejoy? We want to hear from you. Call us at 212-433-9692 starting at 1:20 PM EST or leave us a comment.
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Charting The Bromance of William F. Buckley and Norman Mailer

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The parallel lives of William F. Buckley, Jr. and Norman Mailer. They became best-selling authors in their twenties; started influential papers; and ran for mayor of New York.
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Celebrating W.B. Yeats, Rediscovering Sybille Bedford

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Celebrating the 150th birthday of W.B. Yeats. Sybille Bedford’s A Legacy. William F. Buckley, Jr. and Norman Mailer's friendship. We take your calls on the on-demand economy.
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The "Legacy" of Sybille Bedford

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show Book Club is reading Sybille Bedford's first novel, A Legacy, in which a marriage fatally entwines the fortunes of two German families in the run-up to WWI. 
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The Art of Technicolor

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

MoMA film curator Josh Siegel and writer James Layton discuss the museum's summer film exhibition, “Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond.”
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When a Breakup Leads to Time Travel

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Mark Andrew Ferguson discusses his debut novel, The Lost Boys Symphony, about a young man who begins to hallucinate after his girlfriend leaves him.
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How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Once restricted to the Northeast, Lyme disease is now a common infection in North America and Europe, and the CDC estimates that more than 300,000 new cases occur each year in the U.S. 
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Uncovering the History of Nazi Concentration Camps

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Nikolaus Wachsmann gives a history of the Nazi concentration camps, from their inception in 1933 through their demise in the spring of 1945. 
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