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Monday, March 01, 2010

Today, we’ll discuss the rising rate of suicides among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And we'll find out about William Stewart Halsted, the doctor who has been called the father of modern surgery. Then, Turkish novelist Elif Shafak talks about her new novel, which tells two tales--one about the Persian poet Rumi and one about a modern-day manuscript reader. Plus, Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols talk about why reviving journalism is crucial to our democracy.

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

The Suicide Rate among Veterans

Todd Bowers, the Deputy Policy Director for Government Affairs for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), discusses the rising rate of suicides among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Bowers is a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserves and has served two tours in ...

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Bill T. Jones on Leonard's 25th Anniversary at WNYC

Choreographer Bill T. Jones talks about what he appreciates about the Leonard Lopate Show. Find out how you can take part in Leonard's 25th anniversary here!


Genius on the Edge

Surgeon Dr. Gerald Imber talks about the doctor who invented modern surgery in the nineteenth century, the brilliant but haunted William Stewart Halsted. Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted is a biography of the man who took surgery from a dangerous practice ...

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The Forty Rules of Love

Turkish author Elif Shafak discusses her new novel The Forty Rules of Love. It includes two parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when the Persian poet and mystic Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together bring to ...


Sir Harold Evans on Leonard's 25th Anniversary at WNYC

Author Harold Evans wishes Leonard a happy 25th anniversary and explains what its like to be interviewed by Leonard. Find out how you can take part in Leonard's 25th anniversary here!


The Death and Life of American Journalism

With daily newspapers closing across America, Washington bureaus and international bureaus being shuttered, Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols investigate the crisis in news and talk about the future of journalism. In The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again, they ...

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25 Live on WNYC!

We’ll celebrate Leonard Lopate’s 25 years on WNYC by revisiting some of the show’s most memorable moments. On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone takes us through interviews with Henry Kissinger, Barack Obama, Carol Channing, and many more (including one with the inventor of the female condom). Plus, a James Beard Award-winning segment that featured an on-air "smell" experiment with Ruth Reichl and Daniel Boulud.


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Who's Toasting Leonard?

Some friends of The Leonard Lopate Show dropped by to record anniversary wishes for Leonard in honor of his 25 years at WNYC.

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