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Martin Short Conquers Hollywood. Colin Quinn Deconstructs New York.

The state of cancer now. Martin Short rise to the top. Colin Quinn attempts to solve race relations in America. The recent wave of anti-Semitism in Paris.
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The Future of Fighting Cancer

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Looking at cancer treatment today, including the high drug costs and the lack of treatment options available for children.
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Martin Short, Master of the Humblebrag

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Martin Short, once a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada, transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen.
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Colin Quinn's Disappearing New York

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Colin Quinn bemoans the rise and fall of his hometown, the city formally known as New York, from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg.
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Jews Flee France as Anti-Semitic Attacks Escalate

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

From riots and attacks on synagogues and schools to the massacre at a kosher market, anti-Semetic attacks in France have have more than doubled since 2013. 
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As Immigration Reform Stalls, Millions Wait In Limbo

Monday, July 27, 2015

While President Obama's efforts at immigration have stalled, public policy has broken down - leaving 11 million undocumented immigrants out in the cold.
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Revenge and Justice on The Mexican-American Border

Monday, July 27, 2015

A new novel about a DEA agent fighting a fugitive druglord.
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The Town That's Still In The Recession

Monday, July 27, 2015

The effects of the Great Recession may be fading for most of the country, but for the residents of Albany, Georgia, it's still a reality they don't expect to go away any time soon.
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Stuck In Limbo, Crossing Borders, Being Left Behind

Monday, July 27, 2015

Immigration reform stalls, millions of undocumented immigrants wait. Restaurant tips from cabbies. Hunting a fictional cartel kingpin. The town where the recession didn't end.
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Need A Great Meal? Just Ask A Cabbie

Monday, July 27, 2015

One day on a whim, Layne Moser asked her Buenos Aires cab driver to take her to his favorite restaurant. Eight years later, it became her career.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Penn Jillette, Little Anthony, and the Mysteries of the Universe!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Listen back to some of our favorite interviews from the week. Frank Wilczek on the mysteries of the universe, Penn Jillette is back on Broadway, and Little Anthony, the crooner king.
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Guest Picks: Cobie Smulders and Kris Swanberg

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cobie Smulders is starring in the new movie "Unexpected," which Kris Swanberg directed. Go figure... they both spend a lot of time catching up with their favorite podcasts! 
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The Anonymous Life, and Death, of Charly Keunang

Friday, July 24, 2015

Charly “Africa” Keunang was just another anonymous man on the streets of downtown L.A., until he was shot six times by the LAPD and killed on March 1. 
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When The Only Medicine Is Illegal

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sam Vogelstein's epilepsy caused him to have up to 100 seizures a day - until his father, Fred Vogelstein, tried him on an untested, unproven treatment. The problem? It was illegal.
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Cobie Smulders' "Unexpected" Surprise in a New Film

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cobie Smulders plays a teacher guiding her teenage student through an accidental pregnancy, while dealing with her own, in director Kris Swanberg's new film, "Unexpected."
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Journeys, Decisions, and Rules

Friday, July 24, 2015

The end of Charly Keunang's life. What to expect from "Unexpected." An effective, but illegal, treatment. The rules of kosher and halal foods.
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A Beginner's Guide To Kosher And Halal Food

Friday, July 24, 2015

There are many rules that govern what is and isn't halal or kosher. Luckily we know a few experts - including a "doctor of pastrami" - who can show us the ropes.
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Guest Picks: Jerome "Little Anthony" Gourdine

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jerome Anthony Gourdine came on the show to discuss his storied music career. He told us about some of his musical inspirations. 
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Guest Picks: Penn Jillette

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Penn Jillette joined us to talk about coming back to Broadway with his partner Teller. He also let us in on some of his favorite music, TV shows, and foods.
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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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Documenting Public Housing, By the People Who Call It Home

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Armed with disposable cameras, residents of New York City's public housing reclaim the narrative of their homes and neighborhoods.
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