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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Christopher Walken talks about his life, career, and returning to Broadway as the star of “A Behanding in Spokane.” And we’ll speak with museum guards about their own artwork. Then, we’ll take a look at the hundreds of thousands of condolence letters Jackie Kennedy received after her husband’s assassination. Plus, our latest Underreported segment looks at oyster poaching in the Chesapeake. And our Back Story segment looks at life in Ukraine 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union!

Leonard Lopate has been with WNYC for 25 years!
You’re invited to celebrate his anniversary at a star-studded roast tonight! Tickets will no longer be available online today after 2:00 pm, but they are still available at the door. Find out more here!

Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken talks about his acting career—he starred in such films as “The Deer Hunter,” “Annie Hall,” “Biloxi Blues,” and “Catch Me If You Can,” among others. He explains how he approaches his craft and discusses his return to Broadway in Martin McDonagh’s black comedy “A Behanding ...

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Guards and Artists

Many of the guards the Metropolitan Museum of Art create art when they aren’t standing in museum galleries guarding the great works. Now they’ve created an art journal titled Sw!pe Magazine and have a show of their works at 25CPW gallery. Jason Eskenazi, Guggenheim Fellow and ...

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Letters to Jackie

Ellen Fitzpatrick talks about all the condolence letters Jackie Kennedy received after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, which exceeded 1.5 million letters. Her book Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation is a remarkable record that preserves the grief and soul searching of the nation in a ...

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Underreported: Oyster Poaching in Chesapeake Bay

On today’s Underreported segment, Jeffrey Levinton, distinguished professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, and Ken Paynter, associate professor and director of Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences Program at University of Maryland, discusses the damage oyster poachers are wreaking in Chesapeake Bay and efforts to restore the ...

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Backstory: Post Soviet Ukraine

We’ll talk a look at how Ukraine has changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union as part of today’s Backstory segment. We’ll be joined by Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University. His article "Gogol Haunts the Ukraine" is in the ...

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