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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Ronnie Spector discusses her career and being part of an all-star lineup paying tribute to the Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall. Daniel Okrent answers your questions about his book, Last Call, for this month's installment of the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club! Nathan Englander talks about his latest collection of short stories. And Mayim Bialik on going from starring in the 90's sitcom, "Blossom" to getting her Ph.D. in neuroscience.

Ronnie Spector and Michael Dorf on the Rolling Stones

Ronnie Spector talks about being part of the all-star line-up paying tribute to the music of Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall Tuesday, March 13. She'll be joined by Michael Dorf, who produces the series and is the founder of the Knitting Factory and City Winery. The concert is the eighth in an annual series to raise money for music education programs for underprivileged youth.

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March's Book: The Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, by Daniel Okrent

Daniel Okrent, former Public Editor for the New York Times, examines how and why we came to outlaw alcohol in this country, what life under Prohibition was like, and how it changed the country forever. In Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition , he shows how diverse forces came together to bring about Prohibition: the growing political power of the women’s suffrage movement, which allied itself with the antiliquor campaign; the fear of small-town Protestants that they were losing control of their country to the immigrants in the cities; the anti-German sentiment stoked by World War I; and a variety of other factors, ranging from the rise of the automobile to the advent of the income tax.

Pick up a copy and start reading! Daniel Okrent will be here on March 6 to talk about the book. Leave your questions and comments below to join the conversation!

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Nathan Englander on His Latest Collection of Short Stories

Nathan Englander discusses his latest collection of short fiction, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories. The eight stories cover everything from the Yom Kippur War to a summer camp for elderly retirees.

 

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Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik may be known to many as the star of the 1990’s sitcom “Blossom.” She currently stars in the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." She'll discuss getting her Ph.D in neuroscience and her book Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.

 

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Guest Picks: Mayim Bialik

Actor and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik was on the Lopate Show to talk about her career - including her roles on "Blossom" and "The Big Bang Theory" - as well as how she found attachment parenting.

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Guest Picks: Nathan Englander

Writer Nathan Englander was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his latest collection of short stories. He also told us about his new obsession with pottery and why he eats so many bagels.

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Suspected Members of Anonymous Arrested

Federal court papers that were unsealed on Tuesday revealed that six suspected hackers who are affiliated with Lulzsec, part of the hacking collective Anonymous, had been arrested. The papers also revealed that one of them, Hector Xavier Monsegur, had pleaded guilty to 12 counts of criminal hacking and had been working as an informant for the FBI.

You can find out more about how Anonymous and LulzSec organize and carry out their attacks by listening to Leonard’s interviews earlier this year with Quinn Norton, who’s covered Anonymous for Wired Magazine’s Threat Level blog.

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