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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ask Karl Ove Knausgaard Your Questions!

Friday, May 08, 2015

Karl Ove Knausgaard's six-part autobiographical novel, My Struggle, meticulously illustrates the mundane details of the author's life as he grapples with his larger demons.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Dorito Effect

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Mark Schatzker argues that since the late 1940s, we have been slowly leeching flavor out of the food we grow. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jane Eyre with a Korean-American Immigrant Spin

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

This re-imagining of Jane Eyre makes Jane a half-Korean, half-American orphan -- and Flushing Queens is the place she’s trying to escape.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Palestinian Refugee Starts a Music School, and Gains International Support

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sandy Tolan discusses the story of Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp who gets an education, masters an instrument, and then starts a school.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cuba in the Grips of Revolution, and Natural Disaster

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

In Chantel Acevedo's novel, The Distant Marvels, memory, independence, and family history are retold as Hurricane Flora bears down in Cuba.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Ruth Rendell

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The world of carefully plotted mystery novels has lost another key practitioner of the genre: Baroness Rendell of Babergh, otherwise known as Ruth Rendell died at age 85. 

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In 'Subprimes,' Swiftian Satire Hits Close To Home

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Karl Taro Greenfeld's new book imagines a near-future America where credit scores determine your fate, and a new generation of Okies travel the country in dilapidated SUVs, searching for prosperity.

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After 'Life,' 'A God In Ruins' Picks Up The Epic Tale Of The Todds

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Kate Atkinson's 2013 best-seller, Life After Life, depicted the century-spanning lives of Ursula Todd; her new book takes a more constrained approach to Ursula's brother, Royal Air Force pilot Teddy.

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Morning Edition

How NASA's Space Race Helped To Integrate The South

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Writers Richard Paul and Steven Moss's new book is called We Could Not Fail. It's about the first African-Americans to work for NASA. They profile 10 African-American scientists and engineers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Texas Attack; Tensions Thaw and Power in the UK

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

How the latest lone wolf attacks in Texas frame the Patriot Act debate; tensions thaw between the NYPD & the mayor; behind-the-scenes power in the UK & a re-telling of Jane Eyre.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Royal Shake Up, Discovering New Music, and Faking it at Work

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Takeaway looks at America's enduring war in Afghanistan, a new study on new music, and claims people make about work-life balance.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Transformation and Revolution

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The link between flavor and nutrition. A Palestinian refugee's transformation through music. Chantel Acevedo's novel, The Distant Marvels. The inside world of Major League Baseball.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Essential Knowledge from Whose Line Is It Anyway? Star Greg Proops

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A new book by the comedian Greg Proops, best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Greg Proops

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Find out what the comedian and self-proclaimed "Smartest Man in the World" is reading, watching, and listening to!

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All Things Considered

Pedro Martinez On 2004 Red Sox: 'We Were A Laughing Group'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Pitching great Pedro Martinez, who helped end the Boston Red Sox World Series drought, talks about his new memoir Pedro.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

When to Rob a Bank

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Freakonomics Radio host Stephen Dubner discusses the new book he wrote with Steven Levitt, which features head-scratching questions, essays, and rants.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Glenn Greenwald Checks In

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

 Glenn Greenwald updates Edward Snowden's story and his own ongoing work uncovering government surveillance.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Large-Scale Shift to Renewable Energy

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Lester R. Brown and Janet Larsen of the Earth Policy Institute describe our current transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

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Fresh Air

'One Of Us' Examines The Damaged Inner Terrain Of Norwegian Mass Shooter

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Journalist Asne Seierstad chronicles the 2011 shooting massacre in her country in her latest book. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the work "engrossing, important and undeniably difficult to read."

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Fresh Air

'Tales' Of Pig Intelligence, Factory Farming And Humane Bacon

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.

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