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The Takeaway

A Template for Tolerance: A Church, Mosque, and Synagogue Under One Roof

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A project called "House of One" will make religious history as the first building to house a church, mosque, and synagogue under one roof. The project aims to promote religious tolerance by providing a space where the three monotheistic religions worship separately but also learn from each other. The building, which will be constructed in Berlin by 2018, will also include a shared space where all three faiths -- and anyone from the public -- come together for dialogue and exchange.

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The Takeaway

Nikki Giovanni on Langston Hughes' 'Conversation With the Future'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In a speech aired on WNYC in 1957, poet and civil rights icon Langston Hughes grappled with finding an authentic American voice in the face of prejudice.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Catholic Church Responds to Influx of Child Migrants, Germany Crushes Brazil in World Cup, and the Legacy of Langston Hughes

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

1.Texas Bishop: We Contribute to Child Migrant Crisis | 2. Crystal Miller: 28 Years Old and Battling Breast Cancer | 3. What Germany's Win Means to a Die-Hard Fan | 4. Langston Hughes: In His Own Words

On The Media

Making Online Art Boring and Static

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Electric Objects, the small company which aims to “put the Internet on your wall” by creating an internet-connected screen with the ability to display a lot of art has launched a Kickstarter campaign.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Paul Mazursky

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

 

Paul Mazursky wrote and directed big-hearted, funny films, including “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “An Unmarried Woman,” “Harry and Tonto,” “Enemies: A Love Story,” and “Down and Out in Beverly Hills.” The five-time Oscar nominee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame late last year. He died June 30, 2014, at the age of 84. He was on the Lopate Show in 2007, talking about his first retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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Studio 360

Google's Street (Art) View

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Street Art Project is an ever-expanding catalog that allows you to visit sites around the world  and turn back the clock on art that's been erased.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Behind the Scenes with the Troupe Defying Europe's Last Dictatorship

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Belarus Free Theatre examines forbidden topics under threat of censorship and persecution.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fighting Against the System and Staying Invisible

Monday, July 07, 2014

We’ll find out how a Columbia Law School professor and a team of students uncovered evidence that a man who was executed was innocent. Filmmaker Madeleine Sackler talks about her documentary, “Dangerous Acts,” about a troupe of performance artists struggling to create art under the dictatorship in Belarus. Thomas Nazario describes what everyday life is like for the world’s poorest people. Plus, a look at fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters and other important professionals who are often invisible and anonymous.

Meet the Composer

Bonus Track: The Wind in High Places by John Luther Adams

Monday, July 07, 2014

John Luther Adams wrote his first string quartet at age 59. Download The Wind in High Places as Meet the Composer's first Bonus Track with John Luther Adams.

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On The Media

Meet Walter Blanco

Friday, July 04, 2014

"Metastasis" is an almost scene-by-scene Spanish-language remake of the hit show "Breaking Bad," starring Colombian actor Diego Trujillo  who has also worked on remakes of "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy." Trujillo discusses remaking popular American shows in Spanish.

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Studio 360

Carl Zimmer on Giant Sandworms

Friday, July 04, 2014

The science writer Carl Zimmer was 10 years old when his family moved to rural New Jersey. He quickly made a new friend whose father was the prolific science fiction illustrator John Schoenherr. Zimmer hadn’t read Dune, or seen Schoenherr’s unforgettable illustrations of sandworms. ...

Slideshow: Jack Schoenherr’s paintings

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On The Media

A Comics Artist Is Taking On Amazon

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Artist Anders Nilsen wades into the increasingly public dispute between Amazon and Hachette.

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The Takeaway

The Life & Legacy of Roger Ebert

Thursday, July 03, 2014

A new documentary called "Life Itself" shows renowned film critic and screenwriter Roger Ebert in the last four months of his life. Today Roger's wife Chaz Ebert and director Steve James weigh in on Roger's the life and legacy of Robert, and the new film.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bob Saget, a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Bob Saget played the sweet, neurotic father on “Full House,” and the wisecracking host of “America's Funniest Home Videos,” but he also has a darker, dirtier side, as fans of the film "The Aristocrats" know.

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Features

Diving into the WNYC Audio Archives

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

Over the past 90 years, WNYC has had the honor of hosting some of the world's most prominent figures on our airwaves. From Robert Frost to Miles Davis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Winston Churchill and Alice Monro -- we have learned about the world alongside our listeners during these poignant interviews. Take a listen to some of the most compelling guests that have graced the WNYC airwaves.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Roger Ebert's Life at the Movies

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The documentary "Life Itself" tells the life story of the influential film critic and cultural commentator.

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Transportation Nation

'Las Bicicletas' Hit NYC Streets

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Large metal bike sculptures will start popping up in New York City on Wednesday. It's a public art installation that first premiered in Mexico City — and the artist hopes it will encourage more people to take up riding.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Gay of Thrones and the TV Recap Revolution

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Internet was supposed to kill TV, but the two have become BFFs. Show recaps are now an art form, and nobody does it better than a Los Angeles hairstylist named Jonathan Van Ness.

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Meet the Composer

Launch Party and Concert: Andrew Norman

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Andrew Norman's Peculiar Strokes for string quartet, a series of miniatures with titles like "Up," "Down" and "Spread," contrast his somewhat-signature, grand tangles of sound for large ensembles. They exhibit the same focused energy, though—hear excerpts performed by the Attacca Quartet as well as Norman's explanation of their experimental inception. 

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Meet the Composer

Launch Party and Concert: John Luther Adams

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Red Arc / Blue Veil by John Luther Adams, the subject of the first episode of Meet the Composer, is a piece that defies its small instrumentation. For piano, mallet percussion and processed sounds, the piece occupies space with gradually-evolving sonic sheets. Before listening to the piece, hear about Adams's move to New York after 40 years in Alaska in his on-stage interview with Nadia Sirota. 

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