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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dear Rich People

Friday, October 03, 2014

Author of the essay "Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or Poverty Thoughts", Linda Tirado, discusses her story and poverty myths in her new book, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.

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TED Radio Hour

Where Does Creativity Come From?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Writer Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses. She shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.

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Book News: Nicholas Sparks Is Accused Of Racism And Homophobia

Friday, October 03, 2014

The allegations come in a lawsuit filed by the ex-headmaster at a school that the best-selling writer founded. Also: The Authors Guild reveals it's requested a Justice Department probe of Amazon.

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Selected Shorts

Dave Hill, Positively on 4th Street

Friday, October 03, 2014

Writer Dave Hill doesn't understand Greenwich Village

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hope You're Hungry: Favorite Cookbooks, a Tasting Tour, Restaurant Reviewing

Friday, October 03, 2014

Melissa Clark shares her five favorite cookbooks!  Samuel Fromartz perfects bread baking. Calvin Trillin's “Come Hungry” tour. Please Explain restaurant reviewing. 

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Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant

Friday, October 03, 2014

Smart girl, small apartment

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents a celebration of Greenwich Village—bad girls, smart girls, beatniks, Bob Dylan, and the Village Halloween Parade are all remembered fondly.

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Selected Shorts

Costume Drama: The Village Halloween Parade

Friday, October 03, 2014

Skeletons, devils, and Imelda Marcos' shoes.

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On The Media

Me and Dog

Friday, October 03, 2014

Two-time Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten, an atheist, is fed up with the relentless drumming of religion into the heads of our impressionable youth.

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Selected Shorts

Isaac Mizrahi on bad girls in the Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

Isaac Mizrahi on how to stay young forever.

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Selected Shorts

Becoming Penny Arcade

Friday, October 03, 2014

A performance artist on her beat beginnings.

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Selected Shorts

Snowing in Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

John Updike introduces the Maples.

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All Things Considered

Two Dead Writers Come Alive In New Collections

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Italo Calvino's Into the War and Philip K. Dick's We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, two posthumously published books of short fiction, contrast greatly but deliver stimulating reading experiences.

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A Poetic Look At A Medical Pioneer, 'Dr. Mütter's Marvels' Jolts The Heart

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Moving ably from verse to historical prose, poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz chronicles the life and work of an unsung medical innovator in the exhaustively researched Dr. Mütter's Marvels.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How The Latino Vote Will Change Everything

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Do issues that unite Latinos translate to voting influence?

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Book News: National Book Foundation Fills Out Its '5 Under 35' List

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The list, which picks five promising writers under 35 years old, includes Phil Klay, an Iraq War veteran longlisted for this year's National Book Award. Also: An unpublished Bond story gets new life.

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'Lies' May Be Fiction, But Its Story Rings True

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Robin Talley's new young adult novel about the first group of kids to desegregate Southern schools combines hard truths about the civil rights struggle with a thrilling, head-over-heels love story.

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Morning Edition

Charles Blow's Memoir Reveals Incidents Of Sexual Abuse And Violence

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In a new memoir, New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow opens up about abuse he has suffered, and inflicted in his life. He tells Michel Martin why he told his story in Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Major Masters in Music, Theater, Film

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Quincy Jones and Justin Kauflin discuss jazz legend Clark Terry. Tom Stoppard and Rosemary Harris on “Indian Ink.” Filmmaker David Cronenberg's debut novel.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Geopolitics, 3-D Printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, Cancer, and Sex in Filmmaker David Cronenberg's Debut Novel

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Director of "The Fly," "A History of Violence," and "Eastern Promises," talks about writing his debut novel, Consumed.

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