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Monday, February 11, 2013

Journalist Dan Slater discusses how online dating is changing society in more profound ways than we may imagine. James Lasdun relates his experience being stalked online and offline by a former student. The conductor of the Afghan Youth Orchestra and one of his young musicians talk about coming to the United States to perform. Plus, field biologist George Schaller talks about his three decades exploring the wilderness of Tibet!

What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating

Journalist Dan Slater shows how online dating is changing society in more profound ways than we imagine. In Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating, he explores how these new technologies are reconditioning our feelings about commitment and challenging the traditional notions of adult life. He goes behind the scenes to see how dating sites capitalize on our quest for love.

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On Being Stalked

Author James Lasdun chronicles his harrowing ordeal of being stalked by former student, who began trying, in her words, to “ruin him” with hate mail, online postings, and public accusations of plagiarism and sexual misconduct. He gives an account of his ordeal in Give Me Everything You Have.

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Afghan Youth Orchestra

William Harvey, the American conductor of the Afghan Youth Orchestra, and Milad Yousoufi, a pianist with the orchestra, discuss the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) bringing its Afghan Youth Orchestra to the United States for the first time. The orchestra was started after the fall of the Taliban to rebuild the musical culture of Afghanistan. The orchestra provide a trade and skill for children (both boys and girls) to help get them off the streets of Kabul.

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Tibet Wild

In his book Tibet Wild, leading field biologist George Schaller talks about how more roads, homes, and grazing livestock, and are increasingly causing clashes between the wildlife and people.

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William Cope Moyers, Judith and Bill Moyers at WNYC February 8, 2013

Guest Picks: Bill and Judith Moyers

Bill Moyers and his wife Judith Moyers were on the Lopate Show with their son William C. Moyers to talk about confronting and treating William's addictions to drugs and alcohol and William's new book Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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William Cope Moyers, Judith and Bill Moyers at WNYC February 8, 2013

Guest Picks: William Cope Moyers

William C. Moyers came by with his parents, journalist Bill Moyers and Judith Moyers, to talk about confronting and treating William's addictions to drugs and alcohol. He's the author of the book Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Lulu

British pop icon Lulu was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her career; her hits, including "To Sir With Love" and "Shout;" and making her US debut. She also shared what she's been listening to recently.

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