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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Eric Bogosian

Friday, April 24, 2015

The actor, playwright, and novelist of Armenian descent spoke to Leonard about his latest book, Operation Nemesis. He also told what he's been watching and listening to lately.

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PRI's The World

Finding the courage to write about cowardice

Friday, April 24, 2015

"Coward. Chicken. Yellow-belly." Those were insults the French used against the gunmen who carried out the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January. Cowardice, in fact, is currently enjoying a bit of global resurgence as a put-down. So much so that Boston University professor Chris Walsh decided it was time to write a book about the subject. The first hurdle? Finding source material.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Wedding Reporter

Friday, April 24, 2015

A writer talks about her personal and professional experiences while reporting on weddings and love for The Washington Post.

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The Takeaway

For A Generation of Armenian-Americans, Wounds of Genocide Still Fresh

Friday, April 24, 2015

Aida Zilelian's debut novel, "The Legacy of Lost Things," looks at the difficult lives of three generations of Armenian-American immigrants in Queens, New York.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Darkness and Light of Humanity in "I Am Radar"

Friday, April 24, 2015

In Reif Larsen’s novel, art, history, and tragedy collide. It begins when a boy is born with a strange medical condition during a power outage. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Smugglers at Sea, Questions of Consent, and Immigrants in a New World

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the migrant crisis in Mediterranean through a new lens, we discuss a sexual consent case involving a woman with Alzheimer's, and we remember the Armenian genocide.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Peter Coyote

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The activist/actor discussed the experiences and mentors that informed his career and Zen practice. He also told us he's a fan of country music, welding, and his 1952 Dodge Power Wagon!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Inside Yankees Baseball

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Former Yanks pitcher & broadcaster Jim Kaat shares stories from the Yankees' inner sanctum, from negotiations with George Steinbrenner to impromptu batting practice with the NYPD. 

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Lunch With Monet, Dinner With Jackson Pollock

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Elizabeth Alexander on the Universal Trauma of Love and Loss

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander discusses the sudden death of her husband, and the existential crossroads that followed, in her memoir.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Spicy Red Lentil and Tomato Curry

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Science Behind Our 'Quest for Cool'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look at how humans have judged "coolness" since prehistoric times.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Shrimp Barka

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World 

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'Lovelace And Babbage' Is A Thrilling Adventure

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sydney Padua's rollicking graphic novel about computing pioneers Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace transforms punch cards and little brass cogs into the stuff of legend, says critic Etelka Lehoczky.

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Studio 360

Mixtapes Still Work Without the Music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hip-hop artists put extra effort into mixtape album art, and now we have the coffee table book to prove it. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Economic Policies Driving Inequality

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says misguided priorities are leaving many Americans further and further behind.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Sunny Side of the News

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fox News contributor and former White House press secretary Dana Perino shares her tips for life and career.

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'Vermilion' Finds New Magic In The Old West

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Molly Tanzer's grit-and-ghosts adventure follows a young woman tasked with guiding troubled spirits in a colorfully diverse, alternate-history Wild West, full of talking animals and vampires.

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Toni Morrison's New Novel Is Best Read With Her Backlist In Mind

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Nobel Prize winner has become a giant in the literary world, but reviewer Saeed Jones says that her latest novel can only stand with confidence when it has the idea of the author as its spine.

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Morning Edition

Bradley's 'China Mirage' Portrays A Long-Running U.S. Mistake In Asia

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to author and historian James Bradley, about his his new book, The China Mirage: The Hidden History of the American Disaster in Asia.

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