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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Doctor's Diagnosis of the Medical System

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A doctor diagnoses what's wrong with America's medical system.

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Book News: German Minister Shows Support For Authors' Amazon Protest

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Also: Italian novelist Elena Ferrante gives a rare interview; the history of Arabic noir.

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WNYC News

All Quiet on the Seventh Floor

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A New York poet in search of solitude finds her secret sanctuary nestled deep inside the campus of Columbia University.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Short Stories Set in the Far Reaches of Brooklyn

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mark Chiusano discusses his debut collection of short stories, Marine Park, all set in the train-less and tourist-free Brooklyn neighborhood.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dysfunction and Danger: A Bus Station and a Spy in the Middle East

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Port Authority’s over-crowded, dysfunctional Midtown bus terminal. The life and death of Robert Ames. Mark Chiusano's short stories. The exploitation of pro-wrestlers.

All Things Considered

'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Daniel Kehlmann's F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.

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All Things Considered

To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

North Koreans Have Wedding Photographers, Too

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

They also have smiling school kids and synchronized dance festivals. A professional photographer shares her view of everyday life in the world’s most isolated country.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Words on a Page Become Images in Our Minds

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Peter Mendelsund, Knopf's associate art director, explores how we visualize images from reading works of literature and talks about designing book covers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Vaccines

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

He examines the research literature on the preservative Thimerosal and argues that it should be removed from the vaccines that still contain it.

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Book News: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Memoir To Be Published

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Also: Poet Simin Behbahani, known as the "Lioness of Iran," has died; novelist Lev Grossman on finding his vocation.

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The Depths Of Memory And Pain In 'Ancient Oceans'

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

David Connerley Nahm's debut, Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky, is full of what critic Michael Schaub calls "anti-nostalgia," the pain of intrusive memories that come when you're least prepared.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Language and Imagination, Images and Isolation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on vaccines. Photojournalist Julia Leeb describes documenting life in North Korea. A book designer examines what we see when we read. Plus, a vocabulary quiz!

All Things Considered

'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.

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All Things Considered

A Frustrated Professor Sounds Off To 'Committee Members'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The protagonist of Julie Schumacher's new Dear Committee Members is frustrated with the future of American arts and letters — and the feckless students who pester him for recommendation letters.

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All Things Considered

Simin Behbahani, 'Lioness Of Iran,' Dies At 87

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.

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All Things Considered

In Elite MFA Programs, The Challenge Of Writing While 'Other'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Budding writers often turn to graduate workshops for lessons on the craft and as a gateway to publishers. But in classes filled with middle-class white people, many writers of color feel typecast.

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Fresh Air

Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In his new memoir, Doctored, Sandeep Jauhar describes a growing discontent among doctors and how it's affecting patients. He says rushed doctors are often practicing "defensive medicine."

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Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Surveillance State, Real and Imagined: Reading George Orwell's 1984

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

George Packer joins the next Leonard Lopate Show Book Club to talk about Orwell's dystopian novel about a surveillance state and look at why it still resonates today.

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