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How Much Should We Spend In Search of Cures for Terminal Illnesses?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vice Motherboard staff writer Jason Koebler discusses his reporting on whether the search for moonshot medical cures takes resources away from the search for better treatments.
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A Crooner Looks Back At His Career

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jerome Anthony Gourdine looks back at his rise to stardom in the 1950's R&B scene as the lead singer for doo-wop legends Little Anthony and the Imperials.
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Forty Years Later, Penn & Teller Come Home

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Forty years after their New York City premier, Penn & Teller return to their roots with a new show.
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The Harmony of the Universe

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The universe is defined by symmetry, harmony, balance, proportion, and economy. These traits are also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. 
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Tribute: E.L. Doctorow

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The author made the past come alive through novels like Ragtime and The Book of Daniel. Listen to some of his classic WNYC appearances here. 
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Shedding Light On Worlds That Remain in the Dark

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The truth about the food we eat. A new film about a gang member who become a mentor. Lidia Yuknavitch's new novel, The Small Backs of Children. Understanding nature’s deep design.
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Before Becoming a Teenager, Primo Became a Gang Member

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blending documentary and fictional storytelling, a new film profiles a member of the notorious Bloods gang who mentors the son of a slain friend. 
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The Hidden World of Global Food

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Understanding global food, from top-secret egg warehouses in Canada to feedlots in the U.S., from farm offices in Mexico to flocks of village chickens in Indonesia. 
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Photographing Disaster, and Winning Acclaim

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lidia Yuknavitch's new novel on how a photographer's controversial photo from a war-torn village in Eastern Europe leads to his fame. 
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New York City's First African American Cop

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

When Samuel Battle broke the color line as NYC's first African American cop in the 1920s, he had to deal with racist colleagues, death threats, and government corruption. 
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How To Use Technology to Exploit Inmates

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

International Business Times senior writer Eric Markowitz discusses his reporting on the intersection of criminal justice and technology. 
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Worshiping Coconuts in the Nude in Christian Kracht's New Novel

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Christian Kracht's absurdist novel about a radical vegetarian and nudist who planned to establish a colony based on worship of the sun and coconuts. 
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China's Business Superpowers

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Over the past two decades, a burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China’s economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. 
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Breaking the Police Color Barrier, Investigating the For-Profit Prison Industry

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How entrepreneurship transformed China. NYC’s first African American cop. Christian Kracht's novel, Imperium. The shady side of prisons and the for-profit industry around incarceration.
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How Five Japanese Girls Brought The West to Japan, in 1871

Monday, July 20, 2015

In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the U.S to learn Western ways, so that they might return and help nurture a new generation of enlightened male leaders. 
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The Dissidents Who Risk Their Lives Daily in Burma

Monday, July 20, 2015

Delphine Schrank spent four years underground in Burma reporting among dissidents as they struggled to free their country. 
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Light, Shutter, and Aperture: 25 Years of Brilliant Photography

Monday, July 20, 2015

Critically acclaimed photographer Howard Schatz discusses the years he has spent chronicling the famous, and the unknown.
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Catherine de' Medici's Savage Royal Rivalry

Monday, July 20, 2015

Catherine de' Medici was a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who dominated the throne for thirty years, rivaled only by her daughter. 
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The Surprising People Who Make History

Monday, July 20, 2015

Underground reporting among dissidents in Burma. How family royalty changed the 16th Century. The Japanese girls who transformed Japan in 1871. Howard Schatz's 25 years in photography.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Animal Emotions, Helicopter Parents, Anxious Minds & A Hacked Lunch!

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's 3 favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them!
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