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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Middle Class Americans Who Bombed Federal Buildings

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Chronicling the decade-long battle between the FBI and homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s, like The Weathermen, the FALN, and the Black Liberation Army. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Changing the Conversation on Gender Identity and Orientation

Friday, March 20, 2015

Writer and LGBTQI rights activist Joe Wenke, hip hop artist Y-Love, and fashion model Gisele Xtravaganza discuss changing notions of sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Evolution of Black Leaders and Black Leadership in America

Monday, March 09, 2015

Historian Phyllis Leffler and activist and politician Julian Bond talk about the Civil Rights Movement and Black leadership in America.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leaving Family in Africa, Starting Over in America

Monday, January 26, 2015

Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, Alexandra Fuller confronts tough questions about her past, the American man she married, and the family she left behind in Africa.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Must-Eat Foods From Around the World

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird’s Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Périgord.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Friday, January 23, 2015

Katha Pollitt wants to change the way we discuss abortion in this country.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cosmo Presents... A Science Textbook

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Science…for Her!" has finally combined two of your favorite things: your seventh grade science textbook and Cosmo.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Planning For The End

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two-thirds of Americans die tethered to machines and tubes, at bankrupting costs, yet research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones.

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Soundcheck

Powers Of Two: John, Paul, and Other Creative Partnerships

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We often label individuals as "geniuses" with a sort of romantic fascination. But some of the most influential creators have come in pairs.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Loving New York City, Matthew Broderick & Marilynne Robinson

Friday, October 24, 2014

This week: reasons to love New York City, Matthew Broderick on Broadway and Marilynne Robinson's latest book!
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Not-So-Secret Recipes Behind 'Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Here's how Ample Hills Creamery makes flavors like "I Want To Marry This" (maple ice cream with chocolate covered bacon) and "The Munchies" (pretzel ice cream with chips and M&Ms). 

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Soundcheck

Josephine Baker's Subversive 'Rainbow Tribe'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Author Matthew Pratt Guterl tells the story of singer and actress Josephine Baker's quest to create a family from all over the world.

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Soundcheck

Chasing The World's Rarest 78 RPM Records

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

78 RPM records are sought by few and possessed by fewer, but they contain the output of some of popular music's most influential voices, and some that may yet be discovered. The writer Amanda Petrusich and producer Chris King tell Soundcheck about the rarefied world of 78 collecting.

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Soundcheck

The Beatles And The Stones: Rivals, Or Not?

Friday, March 14, 2014

You’ve heard the question a thousand times: “Are you a Beatles person or a Stones person?” (Recently on Soundcheck, we even pitted the two sides against each other during a live Soundcheck Smackdown). It's perceived as the biggest rivalry in rock music -- but when the Beatles wrote the song “I Wanna Be Your Man" -- it was for The Rolling Stones. So how real was this supposed rivalry?

In his new book, music historian John McMillian says it wasn’t… except when it was. The book is called – what else? – "Beatles vs. Stones" – and John McMillian joins us to talk about it. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inspiration for Weeknight Dinners

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Two home cooks draw upon decades of trial and error in their own kitchens and alongside professional chefs to share their tried-and-true recipes for weeknight meals, and the secret to happiness at home.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Better Living Through Technology

Monday, September 16, 2013

Clive Thompson, author of the new book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better tells us why he thinks technology isn't making us dumber -- it's actually improving our  memory, cognition, and more.

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Studio 360

Write What You Know

Thursday, August 01, 2013

July Update: The process for this month's story was: use some of the work I actually do for a change, and some of the experiences I have had as a mom and write something short. I had started the story a few years ago and gave up on it. This time I persisted with it. Many yellow sticky notes ...

Read Linda's story for July: "Reduction"

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Can Spain's scandal-plagued government survive?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Can Spain's scandal-plagued government survive?

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Soundcheck

MTV's First VJs Tell All: A Chat With Nina Blackwood And Mark Goodman

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll – that pretty well sums up the early years at MTV, at least according to some of the station’s earliest on-air personalities. Two of the station’s original VJs -- Mark Goodman and Nina Blackwood -- talk about the new oral history, VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gut Wrench: Human Digestion 101

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Mary Roach tells you everything you every wanted to know (and maybe some stuff you didn’t) about human digestion. In Packing for Mars, she wrote about space toilets and for RadioLab she stuck her hand inside a real-live cow’s stomach to experience digestion from the inside. Her new book is Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal.

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