Wrangling for Immigration Reform; Tap Dancer Savion Glover; Excesses on Wall St.; Unknown Shakespeare

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Guest host Jonathan Capehart fills in for Leonard. First, Lanae Erickson Hatalsky talks about today's Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage. New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza looks at the congressional wrangling over immigration legislation. Savion Glover discusses  his new show at the Joyce called “Stepz.” Former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff describes what Wall Street people do after hours. And scholar James Shapiro shares some little known facts about Shakespeare and his work!

Today's Landmark Gay Rights Ruling

Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, director of social policy and politics at Third Way, discusses today's Supreme Court ruling in the Proposition 8 case and its decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Ryan Lizza on Pulling Together the Immigration Bill

New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to get the current immigration bill onto the Senate floor. In his article “Getting to Maybe,” in the June 24 issue of The New Yorker, he interviews members of the Gang of Eight, the bipartisan group of senators who crafted the bill and championed it.


Savion Glover's "Stepz"

Savion Glover talks about his dance company, the legacy of tap dancing, and about “Stepz,” his new show at The Joyce Theater through July 6.

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A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Excess

Former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, describes getting caught up in an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements. His memoir The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess shows the rewards and temptations of making a living as a trader.

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“Shakespeare: The King’s Man”

James Shapiro talks about his documentary “Shakespeare: The King’s Man,” and reveals little known details about Shakespeare’s life and work.

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Guest Picks: James Shapiro

Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his documentary, "Shakespeare: The King's Man." He also told us what he's been reading recently -- aside from the Bard's plays.


Savion Glover and guest host Jonathan Capehart at WNYC's studios June 26, 2013.

Guest Picks: Savion Glover

Tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently. He talked to guesthost Jonathan Capehart about his latest show, "Stepz," and he also told us about some of his favorite things!


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gina ballinger from graz, austia

thank you for an alive and informative leonard lopate show, jonathan capeheart!

Jun. 28 2013 11:29 AM

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