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The Brian Lehrer Show

End of the Line Adventures

Friday, May 01, 2015

Adventure begins where the subway ends. 

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Being Cold

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Winter. I am getting sick of this winter. It’s hard to get around. I’m never outside. I hate scraping and shoveling. . . And, I’m cold. And most likely you are cold too.

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The Takeaway

Historic First: Adventurers Free Climb 3,000-Foot Rock Face

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Relying only on their hands and feet to make their way up, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson summated El Capitan's Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park after a 19-day climb.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: I Dig Your Directionless Fury Edition

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Slate critics Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and David Haglund discuss the unexpectedly gripping real-time car ride movie Locke, the philosophical cartoon hit Adventure Time, and Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval.

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The Takeaway

Raha Moharrak: First Saudi Woman to Reach Mount Everest Summit

Thursday, June 13, 2013

On May 18th, Raha Moharrak, a university graduate from Saudi Arabia made history as the first Saudi woman, as well as the youngest Arab to have scaled the summit of Mount Everest. She accomplished this feat at the age of 25, despite the familial and social pressures of a country where women's sports are still actively dissuaded by government policy.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wishing You the Best

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Praying to God, playing God, and mysterious ways in four tales comic and strange

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Loving Dickens Too Much

Friday, June 08, 2012

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, who died on June 9th, 1870.  This master storyteller, whose novels and stories of Victorian England have captivated generations with their unforgettable characters, vivid descriptions, and complex plots, was also the inspiration for a story by another literary master, Evelyn Waugh, “The Man Who Liked Dickens.”

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wishing You the Best

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Praying to God, playing God, and mysterious ways in four tales comic and strange.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sailing Solo

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sixteen-year-old Jessica Watson talks about being the youngest person to sail solo, unassisted, and nonstop around the world—a 210-day journey of more than 22,000 nautical miles. In True Spirit: The True Story of a 16-Year-Old Australian Who Sailed Solo, Nonstop, and Unassisted Around the World, she describes her voyage in a 33-foot boat, and how she prepared for it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life and Death on K2

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Journalist Graham Bowley gives an account of one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history—the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that claimed the lives of eleven climbers, severely injured two others, and made headlines around the world. His book No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 is based on in-depth interviews with surviving climbers and many Sherpas, porters, and family and friends of the deceased.

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The Takeaway

Riding the Waves in the Windy City

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Surfers in the Midwest are cheering this week because of a change to a Chicago law that makes it possible to take surfboards on the city's beaches. The Takeaway talks to surfer Vince Deur who co-chairs the Great Lakes chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

Watch this video about Great Lakes surfing.

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The Takeaway

Happy birthday to the Mars rovers!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

When the Mars rovers were deployed to the red planet in 2003, they were only expected to last three months. But here we are, five years later celebrating Spirit and Opportunity's anniversary. During their adventure, what have the Rovers discovered? How much longer can we expect Spirit and Opportunity to be with us? Ray Arvidson, Deputy Principal Investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission, joins us as we look back at the last five years and forward into the next.



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