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Hearts and Minds: Loving NYC, Top Creators and Scientists

Writers on their unshakable love for New York City. The story of four NYU undergrads who set out to build anew  social network. Two scientists on Popular Science's “Brilliant 10” list.
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Why Writers Just Can't Quit New York City

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

From the dive bars to museums to easy public transit, writers like Susan Orlean and Leonard's brother Phillip Lopate make the case for why New York's the town for them.
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Two of 'The Brilliant Ten' Scientists

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Computer scientist Roxana Geambasu and bioengineer Jonathan Viventi, listed on Popular Science magazine “The Brilliant 10” list, talk about their groundbreaking work.
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The Plan to Protect Your Privacy from Facebook—and Why It Failed

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jim Dwyer tells the story of four NYU undergraduates who set out to build a new social network that let users control their personal data—and why their plan ultimately fell apart.
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It's Not 'Only a Play' When Matthew Broderick's in It

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's a bonafide Broadway hit. His current show, "It's Only a Play," has already set an all-time box office record, and Broderick stopped by to talk jokes and NY1.
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DNA, a Play, and Why Fiction Matters

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How DNA and history shape our identities and our futures. Azar Nafisi on why fiction matters in a democratic society. Matthew Broderick and Micah Stock in “It’s Only A Play.”
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How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christine Kenneally explores how everything from DNA to emotions to the stories we tell are all part of our human legacy and help shape our future.
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Azar Nafisi on Why Fiction Matters in America

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The author of Reading Lolita in Tehran discusses her favorite American novels and why she believes literature and reading are vital to American culture.
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How to Bring Flavor and Creativity to Vegetarian Cooking

Monday, October 20, 2014

Karen Page and chef Terrance Brennan explain how to make the most of vegetarian cooking and share wisdom from leading American chefs.
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Memories, Opera, Vegetarian Cooking

Monday, October 20, 2014

Charles Blow talks on his painful past and how it has shaped his life. Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera. Marilynne Robinson's Lila. Better vegetarian and vegan cooking.
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Coming to Terms with Painful Secrets and a Traumatic Past

Monday, October 20, 2014

New York Times columnist Charles Blow talks about how being abused as a child shaped his life, the subject of his memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
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Singing in 'Le Nozze di Figaro' at the Metropolitan Opera

Monday, October 20, 2014

Marlis Petersen, who plays Susanna, and Isabel Leonard, who plays Cherubino, discuss their roles and the new production of Mozart's opera.
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Marilynne Robinson on Her New Novel, Lila

Monday, October 20, 2014

The author returns to the town of Gilead, the setting of her earlier novel, to tell the story of a girl on the fringes of society who finds a new life in an Iowa town.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Norman Lear, Killer Heels & James Risen!

Friday, October 17, 2014

This week: television legend Norman Lear talks about making hits like "All in the Family" & "Maude" and why he's a fan of Amazon's "Transparent(first). Curator Lisa Small  on the art of the high-heeled shoe and the Brooklyn Museum's "Killer Heels" exhibit. (35:20). New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist James Risen explores the hidden costs of the war on terror, from squandered money to abuses of power. (51:00).  

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Gail Simmons Takes Us Behind the Scenes at 'Top Chef'

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Top Chef judge talks about her career in food and how the show has influenced the way we talk—and think—about food.
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Why Do We Waste So Much Food and How Can We Stop?

Friday, October 17, 2014

And one-third of the food we grow in this country is never eaten. Elizabeth Royte talks about the high rate or wasted food and what can be done about it.
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Farms, Factories, and the Fate of Our Food System

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ted Genoways examines the state of the meatpacking industry, and how it affects animal welfare, food safety, and the health and safety of those who work on the line in processing plants.
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Two Videos! Making Mozzarella and Behind the Counter at Katz's Deli

Friday, October 17, 2014

Two videos produced for our Lopate and Locavores events.
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Behind the Scenes: Meatpacking Industry and 'Top Chef'

Friday, October 17, 2014

Investigating the the American meatpacking industry. Gail Simmons on “Top Chef.” Please Explain the language of food.
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Where Does the Word Ketchup Come From? And Other Questions on the Language of Food

Friday, October 17, 2014

For this week’s Please Explain, linguist Dan Jurafsky tells us about the language of food—from the origins of ketchup to the words we use to describe food.
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The 'Spy' Who Scammed Us

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jamie Smith claimed to be many things: ex-CIA, Harvard educated, a cofounder of Blackwater, and a hired gun. The only problem is that none of it is true.
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