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From The Political to The Personal

Elizabeth Warren on her unlikely career in politics. Scott Simon on his mother’s death. T.C. Boyle's. The Broadway production of “Skylight.”
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Elizabeth Warren's Rise, and Political Future

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses her unlikely career in politics her new bestselling memoir, A Fighting Chance, and, hopefully, her upcoming political plans. 
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A Vacation Cruise Gone Horribly Wrong in T.C. Boyle's New Novel

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

T.C. Boyle talks about his new novel, inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come.
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An Unexpected Visitor Leads to Conflict and Desire in "Skylight"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Actors Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, along with writer David Hare, talk about the new Broadway production of “Skylight.” 
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A Hospital Room, A Dying Mother, and A Twitter Handle

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scott Simon chronicled his mother's death and reminisced about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love.
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Preserving Documentaries at IFC

Monday, March 30, 2015

Academy Award-winning director DA Pennebaker and DOC NYC artistic director Thom Powers explain why many classic documentary films are in danger.
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Cesar Chavez, Crusader and Activist

Monday, March 30, 2015

Biographer Miriam Pawel discusses the life and political career of the activist leader who founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation.
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Guest Picks: Melissa Manchester

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Grammy Award-winning performer and songwriter spoke to Leonard about her first studio album in over 10 years, "You Gotta Love the Life." Find out what else she's been up to below!
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Short Stories from Ireland's Post-Boom Doldrums

Monday, March 30, 2015

Award-winning Irish writer Colin Barrett talks about his debut collection of stories, Young Skins, set in small-town, post-boom Ireland.
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The Evolution of ISIS

Monday, March 30, 2015

Two of America’s leading experts on violent extremism and terrorism explain the genesis, evolution, and implications of the Islamic State—and how we can fight it.
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Preserving Film, Organizing a Movement

Monday, March 30, 2015

The evolution of ISIS. The first Documentary Preservation Summit at the IFC Center. Colin Barrett's award-winning collection of short stories. The life and career of Cesar Chavez.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Patti LuPone, The Underworld of Notarios, and The Story of Cancer

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segment's from the week.
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Pesticides, Produce, and Your Health

Friday, March 27, 2015

This week's Please Explain is all about the pesticides used in agriculture, their health effects, and whether buying organic matters.
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Ebola Up Close

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sean Casey, head of International Medical Corps’ Ebola response team, talks about his experience treating the disease in the field.
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Treating Ebola, Capturing The Hidden World

Friday, March 27, 2015

Treating Ebola in the field. The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado. “Fashions for Men.” Please Explain is all about pesticide. 
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The World Through a Photographer's Eye

Friday, March 27, 2015

 For the last 40 years, Sebastião Salgado has traveled the continents, witnessing some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus.
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Fashions, Farce, and A Swindle

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rachel Napoleon and Kurt Rhoads, along with Jonathan Banks, discuss the new production of Ferenc Molnár’s play, “Fashions for Men,” set in a high-class haberdashery in Budapest.
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The Bully, and the Bullied

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new film takes a look at bullying, from both points of view. 
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Shining a Light on Cuban Photography

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A collector and two Cuban photographers talk about contemporary photography and the art world in Cuba.
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With Immigration Reform in Flux, Unscrupulous "Notaries" Prey on Immigrants

Thursday, March 26, 2015

There is a critical shortage of legal services for immigrants. The result is a vast underworld of informal and usually illegal consultants, known in hispanic communities as notarios.
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The Perils of Immigrant Legal Services in the US, and Artists in Cuba

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The illegal world of legal services for immigrants. Melissa Manchester's first studio album in over 10 years. A new film about bullying. Art and imprisonment in Cuba.
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