Hippies Revisited

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

On today's Leonard Lopate Show: a look at the legacy of the 1960s counterculture. But first, on this week's Underreported we'll look at Kosovo: the dire situation on the ground and Russia's efforts to block independence. Then: we'll reconsider the career and life of Doris Day. Plus, Linda Thompson talks about her new album, her second in 22 years.


Linda Thompson

Underreported: Kosovo

Kosovo is still a Serbian province, although it has been under UN and NATO administration since 1999. Although the country is relatively stable, there is a general economic recession, high unemployment, poverty, and repression of civil liberties. And the situation is particularly dire for women. On the first part of ...

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Underreported: An Independent Kosovo?

On the second part of Underreported, we’ll speak with Patricia DeGennaro, Associate Professor of International Affairs at New York University, about why Russia has recently blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution endorsing independence, and what will happen as a result.

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Reconsidering Doris Day

Doris Day is often seen as the ultimate girl next door. But this is just one of the misconceptions about the famed actress and singer that Tom Santopietro rebukes in Considering Doris Day. Delving into Day’s 39 films, recording career, and personal life, Santopietro has created a vibrant biography of ...

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The Hippies Are Back

Put on your tie-dyed T-shirt and join Leonard for a trip back to the 1960s. Hippiefest is a musical flashback tour celebrating the bands that helped to define the 1960s; featured music includes Country Joe McDonald, The Turtles, and The Zombies. Leonard talks to one of Hippiefest's musicians, Denny Laine, ...

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Aquarius Revisited

40 years after the Summer of Love, what's the legacy of the 1960s counterculture? Author and psychologist Peter O. Whitmer shares his insight. He interviewed some of the mavericks who helped give birth to the counterculture, including Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Tom Robbins, Allen Ginsberg, and Hunter S. Thompson. He's ...


Versatile Heart

Linda Thompson has one of rock & roll’s finest voices. Yet she doesn’t release many albums. “Versatile Heart” is her first album in five years, and her second in 22 years. The key collaborator on the album is her son Teddy, but there are also contributions from her daughter Kamila, ...


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