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The Leonard Lopate Show

The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ira Katznelson examines the pivotal New Deal era through a sweeping international lens that shows democracy struggling against enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time argues that a small group of Southern lawmakers protected American democracy during the 1930s and 1940s, even as they safeguarded racial segregation. 

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Studio 360

Pin-up Girl

Friday, January 12, 2007

In an age where so little that's sexy is left to the imagination, it's surprising to find the pin-up girl has made a comeback. One artist behind the revival is Olivia de Berardinis, whose paintings have ushered the curvy bombshells back into the 21st century. Produced ...

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Woody Allen on the Forties

Saturday, August 11, 2001

Kurt Andersen and filmmaker Woody Allen talk about Allen's new movie The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, set in the 1940s, and our modern-day attraction to the decade's unforgettable music, movies, and history. Allen has averaged a film a year for the last 25 years, winning Oscars for his writing and directing ...

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Fast-Talking Dames

Saturday, August 11, 2001

In the Forties, actresses like Barbara Stanwyck, Carol Lombard, and Katherine Hepburn energized their movies with jokes, slang, frankness, and breathtaking banter. Kurt Andersen talks with Princeton professor Maria DiBattista about this glorious moment of cinematic history and the focus of her new book, Fast-Talking Dames.

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