A weekly feature on The Leonard Lopate Show; airs every Friday at noon
In Please Explain, we set aside time every Friday afternoon to get to the bottom of one complex issue. Ever wonder how New York City's water system works? Or how the US became so polarized politically? We'll back up and review the basic facts and principles of complicated issues across a broad range of topics — history, politics, science, you name it.
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Friday, February 03, 2006
Humans have documented encounters with bed bugs since the 1600s. The parasites feed on human and animal blood, usually while the host is sleeping. The bugs, which were fairly common in the US before WWII, are starting to crop up again. On this week’s edition of Please Explain, Richard J. ...
Friday, January 27, 2006
There are 2,027 bridges in New York City. On this week's edition of Please Explain
, we'll learn how bridges work, and how they serve the communities that build them. Khaled Mahmoud
, bridge engineer and president of Bridge Technology Consulting, joins us. He's also chairman of the Bridge Engineering ...
Friday, June 17, 2005
In our weekly Please Explain
feature, cat therapist Carole Wilbourn, "The Kitty Freud," tells us how to help our cats lead happier lives. She’s the author of a column called "Cats on the Couch."
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Friday, June 10, 2005
There's a dizzying array of vitamins, herbs, and minerals available to treat almost any health problem. On today's Please Explain feature, we’ll ask the experts which supplements really help, and which ones don't. We’ll hear from Dr. David Talmage, Director of the Masters of Science in Human Nutrition Program and ...
Friday, April 08, 2005
Donna LeValley, a tax lawyer and editor of J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax Guide 2005, helps us get ready for tax day. We’ll learn about the history of income tax, figure out which forms to use, and get some advice on when it’s time to turn to a professional for ...
Friday, April 01, 2005
Finally you can deal with all those piles of paper on your desk, the boxes under your bed, the stacks of stuff
in your closet. On today's Please Explain
, Julie Morgenstern, professional organizer, will whip us into shape.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005
How rigid are "sell by" dates? And how long after this date will your eggs be good? Dr. Susan Sumner, who specializes in food safety and is the Director of the Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech, and Tod Marks, Senior Editor with Consumer Reports, help us ...