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Friday, December 21, 2007

Did you know that the largest known snowflake measured 15 inches across?? On Please Explain, find out about the physics and composition of snow...and the conditions required to make a White Christmas. Also: Tom Stoppard's play, "Rock 'n' Roll." The results of our Taking Things Seriously photo project. And we hear about a program that sends inner-city kids to college on full scholarship.

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Tom Stoppard’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Four-time Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard’s play "Rock 'n' Roll" spans two countries, three generations and 22 turbulent years. Brian Cox, Rufus Sewell, and Sinead Cusack star in the new Broadway production. "Rock 'n' Roll' is at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre at 242 West 45th St.

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Taking Things Seriously

Most of us have an object that inspires us – a found seashell, a box, a souvenir, a sculpture bought at a yard sale...Our new Taking Things Seriously photo project is inspired by the recent book Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance, co-edited by Joshua Glenn. ...

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Posse Foundation: Sending Inner-City Kids to College

Macarthur "Genius" Award-winner Deborah Bial is the founder and president of the Posse Foundation, which has sent thousands of inner-city kids to college on full scholarships. Kareem Edwards is a former Posse Scholar.

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Please Explain: Snow

We find out about the physics and chemistry of snow and what conditions we’ll need to have it with Dr. Kenneth Libbrecht, a professor of Physics at Caltech.

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Taking Things Seriously - A Leonard Lopate Show Photo Contest

Most of us have a random object that inspires us – a found seashell, an empty box, a souvenir trinket, a sculpture bought at a yard sale. On Friday, December 21, The Leonard Lopate Show is hosting a new listener photo project, Taking Things Seriously – inspired by the new book of the same title, by Joshua Glenn and Carol Hayes.

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