Women Opting Out, Returning to Work; Architect Hugh Hardy; "Hopper Drawings" at the Whitney; the Gurus of How-To

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

On today’s show, Judith Warner talks about the experiences of women who left their careers to stay at home with their young children and are now trying to restart their professional lives. Hugh Hardy reviews his 50-year career in architecture and the challenges, strategies, and human concerns that have influenced his design. Carter Foster discusses the exhibition of drawings by Edward Hopper, now on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art. And Al and Larry Ubell, our gurus of how-to, answer home repair questions from you, our listeners!

“The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In”

In 2003 a New York Times Magazine cover story looked at women who decided to leave their jobs to stay at home with their children. Ten years later, Judith Warner revisits women from that story, now trying to restart their careers.

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Architect Hugh Hardy's Theater of Architecture

Architect Hugh Hardy talks about his 50-year career and some of his favorite projects—the restored Radio City Music Hall and the revived New Victory and New Amsterdam theaters near Times Square and the state-of-the-art Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth. His book Theater of Architecture gathers 20 projects from New York City and beyond, and discusses each project's challenges, strategies, and human concerns that influenced its design.


"Hopper Drawing" at the Whitney Museum

Curator Carter Foster talks about Edward Hopper’s drawings, and how they provide insight into the artist's process. “Hopper Drawing” is on view at the Whitney Museum of Art through October 6, and it features more than 200 drawings, paired with some of the artist's most famous paintings, including “Nighthawks” and “New York Movie.”

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The Gurus of How-To Wrap Up Summer

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, answer questions and give advice on how to repair and maintain your home or apartment--from floor to ceiling.

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