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Crime on the High Seas

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Few places on the planet are as lawless as the high seas, where egregious crimes are routinely committed with impunity. 
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Once Abducted at 12, Hiding It for 20 Years

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Maggie Mitchell discusses her debut novel, Pretty Is, about two young women who are abducted at age twelve.
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Salma Hayek Animates The Most Popular Poetry Ever Written

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Actress Salma Hayek talks about the new animated film she produced and provides a voice for, “Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet.” 
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Salma Hayek, Typecasting Terrorists, And Crime At Sea

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Maz Jobrani and Ahmed Ahmed on being typecast as terrorists. Salma Hayek's new animated film. Maggie Mitchell's debut novel. Ian Urbina's four-part series about the lawless high seas.
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Guest Picks: Eleni Mandell

Monday, August 03, 2015

Singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell performed selections from her latest album, “Dark Lights Up” live in our studio. Check out some of her favorite films, music, and food! 
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Your Questions About Tattoos, Answered

Monday, August 03, 2015

On July 29, industrial hygienist Monona Rossol discussed the toxic dangers of tattoos. She also took the time to respond to listeners who wrote us on our show page.
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Coping With War in Sudan, Using Music

Monday, August 03, 2015

When the border was drawn between South and North Sudan, many people who had fought for their freedom from Sudan found themselves on the wrong side of the line. 
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Secret Weapons, Surviving War

Monday, August 03, 2015

Investigating a top secret new nuclear weapon. Eleni Mandell performs live. Sudanese filmmaker hajooj kuka's latest documentary. Life inside a maximum security prison in California.
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The U.S. Is Building A Larger, Deadlier Nuclear Bomb, In Secret

Monday, August 03, 2015

President Obama pledged not to produce nuclear weapons with new capabilities, yet the government is at work on a bomb more than than 3x more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima. 
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Experiencing "The Other Death Penalty" in Prison

Monday, August 03, 2015

A new documentary about daily life inside a maximum security prison in California, where many inmates are sentenced to “the other death penalty,” life without the possibility of parole.
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Eleni Mandell Performs Live!

Monday, August 03, 2015

Eleni Mandell performs selections from her latest album, “Dark Lights Up.” Following a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Mandell was inspired by her classic country influence. 
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Martin Short, Colin Quinn & The Dangers of Tattoo Ink

Friday, July 31, 2015

Listen back to some of our favorite interviews from the week!
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Using Flamenco To Remix Sophocles’ Antigone

Friday, July 31, 2015

Soledad Barrio, lead dancer of Noche Flamenca, the artistic director Martin Santangelo, and dancer Ismene talk about their visually arresting adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone.
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What is Meat? Changing the Answer Might Change the Planet.

Friday, July 31, 2015

As more studies highlight the environmental impact of meat, some scientists and entrepreneurs are rethinking meat as we know it. 
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Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Friday, July 31, 2015

Joshua Harmon talks about his play, “Significant Other,” with Gideon Glick and Lindsay Mendez. A man searches for love while supporting his friends, and finds it impossible to do both.
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Addiction, Adaptation, And Reinvention

Friday, July 31, 2015

Understanding addiction. Joshua Harmon's play, "Significant Other." The artistic director of Noche Flamenca on an adaptation of Sophocles. Please Explain is all about the future of meat!
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The Harm of Labeling Addiction as a Disease

Friday, July 31, 2015

Cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Mark Lewis argues that addiction is not a disease. 
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How the American Red Cross Spent Its Haiti Money

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer questions from Congress about the spending of nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
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Two Sisters, Transplanted from Brooklyn to Barbados

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Naomi Jackson talks about her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, about two sisters who are exiled from Brooklyn to Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them.
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How William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal Made Television Magic

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A new documentary about the acidic feud between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal that took over the American television and imagination for a short time in the 1960s.
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