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Friday, October 26, 2012

Richard Hake fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: We’ll get some advice on how to de-clutter your life! Andy Borowitz talks about the presidential campaign as it enters the home stretch. Alan Gilbert, the music director of the New York Philharmonic, gives us a preview of the season ahead. And this week’s Please Explain is all about skyscrapers!

Get Organized

Kristin van Ogtrop, Managing Editor of Real Simple magazine, and Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, the founder and CEO of Apartment Therapy, offer advice on how to clear away clutter in our homes and organize our closets and cupboards, desktops and drawers. We'll also be taking calls!

Do you have questions about how to be more organized and how to get rid of clutter? Leave a comment below!

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The Borowitz Report

Andy Borowitz, author of the Borowitz Report on, is back to shed some humorous light on the presidential debate, which is finally in its last weeks. He'll sum up the last two debates, the swing-state campaign stops, and his observations about the upcoming election.

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Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert discusses his fourth season as music director and conductor of the New York Philharmonic and tells us what’s in store in the year ahead.


Please Explain: Skyscrapers

Kate Ascher, author of The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper, and Carol Willis, founder, director, and curator of the Skyscraper Museum, discuss the history and future of tall buildings—from Chicago’s 17-story Auditorium Building to Dubai’s 160-story Burj Khalifa. They’ll explain how they’re built, how they work, and how they’ve changed cities.

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