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Mark Twain’s Other Woman

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Preeminent Twain scholar Laura Skandera Trombley, talks about what happened during the years after the death of Mark Twain’s wife and how that time affected him personally and professionally. In Mark Twain’s Other Woman, Trombley draws on sixteen years of research, uncovering never-before-read papers and personal letters, to tell ...

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Making Waves

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Captain Richard Phillips describes his experience being held hostage by Somali pirates. And we’ll find out how the death of Mark Twain's wife affected his personal and professional life. Also, novelist Thomas Kennedy talks about his latest book. Then, our latest Underreported segment looks at President Obama’s 2011 military budget…even ...

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Time Together with Carol Burnett

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Carol Burnett discusses becoming one of the pioneering queens of television comedy and describes what went on behind the scenes of "The Carol Burnett Show," which ran on CBS from 1967 to 1978. Her book This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection looks back at her friendships and her remarkable ...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the most original, accomplished, influential, and beloved figures in the history of photography. Martine Franck, photographer and widow of Cartier-Bresson, and Peter Galassi, Chief Curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, discuss the photographer’s career and extraordinary body of ...

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A Ticket to the Circus

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Norman Mailer’s wife of more than thirty years, Norris Church Mailer, talks about leaving the comforts of small-town Arkansas and meeting and falling in love in with Norman Mailer in one night. Her memoir A Ticket to the Circus, she describes the challenges—and rewards—of life with Norman Mailer, from ...

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Among Friends

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

On today's show we’ll get a glimpse into how Lehman Brothers’ was undone from within. Then, Norris Church Mailer talks about her complicated 30-plus-year marriage to Norman Mailer. Also, Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, We’ll talk to his widow and to the ...

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When I Stop Talking You’ll Know I’m Dead

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Jerry Weintraub, Hollywood producer and deal maker gives a chronicle of his remarkable career. In When I Stop Talking You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man Weintraub tells about his great successes with Elvis Presley, Sinatra and the Rat Pack, as a movie producer, and as ...

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Solar

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Novelist Ian McEwan talks about his latest book Solar, about a Nobel prize–winning physicist faced with fixing his crumbling marriage, reviving his career, and even possibly saving the world from environmental disaster.

Event: Ian McEwan will be reading
Tuesday, April 6, at 8:00 pm
92nd Street Y
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Strong Foundations

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

New Yorker editor David Remnick explains how President Obama has carved out his own unique place in American history. Then, Alice Waters describes how to cook food that’s sustainable – and delicious. And Ian McEwan discusses his new novel, Solar, about a scientist who may have found a way to ...

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Dead End Gene Pool

Monday, April 05, 2010

Wendy Burden, talks about growing up the great-great-great-great granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Her memoir Dead End Gene Pool is a glimpse into one of the wealthiest families in New York that, by the time of her birth, were seen as doomed bluebloods in financial and moral decline.

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Can Animals Be Gay?

Friday, April 02, 2010

Jon Mooallem explores homosexual activity in the animal world—from albatrosses to flamingos, bison, and even warthogs. He looks into what humans perceive as “natural” behavior, and examines how various forms of homosexual activity has been documented in over 450 different species. His article “Can Animals Be Gay?” appears ...

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Green and Gay, Flora and Fructose

Friday, April 02, 2010

On today’s show, Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. Find out why some environmental groups have come out in favor of policies that some say harm the environment more than protect it. Then, we’ll get the latest on the science of same-sex animal attraction. Also, we’ll take a look ...

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Adventures in Taxidermy

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Journalist Melissa Milgrom explores taxidermy—from the skilled taxidermists at the American Museum of Natural History to the preservers of the animals in Damien Hirst's artworks. In Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy she takes readers into this eccentric, unusual world.

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The Weight of the World

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Guest host Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. She’ll talk to Nancy Sherman about the psychological and moral weight war has on soldiers. And Wall Street Journal columnist Jeremy Singer-Vine tells us about the latest medical research and how you can use it. Then, we’ll find out about the ...

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Make It Work!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Project Runway’s style mentor Tim Gunn talks about his role on the show, his career, his style guidelines, and about appearing as hero fighting crimes against fashion in Marvel’s comic Models, Inc.

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Raquel Welch

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Actress Raquel Welch discusses about her career, her unexpected role as a sex symbol, and offers advice for women of all ages on courage, grace, and self-respect. Her new book Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage, is part autobiography, part personal philosophy, and part practical guide to life.

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Orphan Film Symposium

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Director of the Orphan Film Symposium, Dan Streible, associate professor of cinema studies at NYU, and associate director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, discusses the 2010 Orphan Film Symposium, the seventh biennial gathering of archivists, scholars, preservationists, curators, collectors, and media artists devoted to saving, ...

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Working It!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

On today's show, guest host Jonathan Capehart sits in for Leonard! He’ll talk with Bill Ayres and Lyn Pentecost about the hunger crisis in America and what’s being called the hunger-obesity paradox. And Dan Streible, director of the Orphan Film Symposium discusses what’s in store for the 2010 biennial. Then, ...

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Dining with Al-Qaeda

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hugh Pope, an acclaimed former foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, has lived and worked in two dozen countries throughout the Middle East. In Dining with Al-Qaeda, he presents a modern-day exploration of the politics, religion, and aspirations of Muslim peoples to show how the Middle East is ...

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Location Scouting in New York

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New York film location scout Nick Carr has tracked down sites for such films as the remake of “The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3” and “Doubt.” On his blog, ScoutingNY.com he shares his favorite locales around the city and tracks the transformation of the city by comparing scenes ...

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