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Friday, February 19, 2010

Science theorist Howard Bloom discusses his rewrite of the history of the West and what capitalism is really all about. Then, the musical "Fela!" is a Broadway smash—we’ll speak with its director and choreographer Bill T. Jones and with the show’s star Sahr Ngaujah. Also, choreographer Mark Morris discusses his return to BAM and the premiere of two of his newest works. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about chiropractic!

Leonard Lopate has been with WNYC for 25 years! You’re invited to celebrate his anniversary at an star-studded roast on March 25th! Find out more and buy tickets here!

The Genius of the Beast

Howard Bloom ponders the questions raised by the Great Crash of 2009: Is global capitalism on its last legs? Is the era of American leadership over? Has the West begun a decline into a new Dark Age? Does American civilization deserve to survive? In The Genius of the Beast: ...

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Fela!

Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones and Sahr Ngaujah, the star of "Fela!" discuss the hit Broadway musical. The show uses Afrobeat music to tell the story of Fela Kuti’s controversial life as artist, political activist, and revolutionary musician. It’s at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, 230 W ...

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Mark Morris at BAM

Mark Morris discusses the Mark Morris Dance Group’s return to BAM in a program featuring the world premiere of "Socrates," the NY premiere of "Looky," and an acclaimed repertory work, "Behemoth." This will be the Mark Morris Dance Group’s 22nd engagement at BAM. More tickets and information a, ...

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Please Explain: Chiropractic

On today's Please Explain we’ll look into chiropractic, used to treat back pain with spinal manipulation and adjustment. We’ll also discuss why it’s controversial, and new research into how it works and how it could be used to treat TMJ, headaches, even high blood pressure. We’re joined by Christine Goertz, ...

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Leonard's Questions: Mark Morris

Mark Morris tells us about his favorite music, TV shows and more after appearing on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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