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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

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Soundcheck

Rob Sheffield On Music Of 'Inherent Vice'; Comedian Judah Friedlander; Paloma Faith Plays Live

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Writer Rob Sheffield dives into the wild music references of Thomas Pynchon's novel-turned-film. Judah Friedlander shares funny songs. Paloma Faith plays in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Thirteen Days that Changed the Middle East Peace Process

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first Middle East peace treaty, one which endures today.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Arctic Summer, a Fictional Biography of E.M. Forester's A Passage to India

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Damon Galgut's new novel, Arctic Summer, is a fictionalized biography of E. M. Forster, focusing on Forster's years in India while writing his masterpiece, A Passage to India.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Negotiating the Middle East Peace Process, and Documenting Apartheid in South Africa

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lawrence Wright on the Middle East peace accords, Joseph Lelyveld on photography during apartheid, Damon Galgut on his new novel, and Nicholas Carr on the technology tradeoff. 

The New Yorker: Fiction

Akhil Sharma reads Tobias Wolff

Monday, September 29, 2014

Akhil Sharma reads Tobias Wolff.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Joyce Carol Oates reads Cynthia Ozick.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Joyce Carol Oates reads Cynthia Ozick.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Miranda July reads Janet Frame.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Miranda July reads Janet Frame.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Rebecca Curtis reads Leonard Michaels.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rebecca Curtis reads Leonard Michaels.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Tim Parks reads Peter Stamm.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tim Parks reads Peter Stamm.

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All Things Considered

Novelist Caitlin Moran Wryly Shows 'How To Build A Girl'

Monday, September 29, 2014

Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical novel is an earnestly written look at a young woman's self-reinvention. How to Build a Girl tackles class, gender and sexuality with both humor and sincerity.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”

Monday, September 29, 2014

Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tennessee Williams' Hidden Drama

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tennessee Williams's plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Stories Behind the Accidental Inventors Who Shaped the World

Monday, September 29, 2014

The accidental genius and brilliant mistakes that led to the invention of some everyday objects of modern life

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All Things Considered

Book Review: 'All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid'

Monday, September 29, 2014

The new book by Matt Bai explores the political resonance of Gary Hart, whose presidential ambitions were dashed when he revealed he had an affair.

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Fresh Air

Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls'

Monday, September 29, 2014

Dunham says when she started writing HBO's Girls, she was drawn to characters with "a bit of a Zelda Fitzgerald lost, broken woman quality." Her new essay collection is called Not That Kind of Girl.

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Soundcheck

Pick Three: Caitlin Moran

Monday, September 29, 2014

The bestselling author shares a playlist of her favorite songs, and talks about embracing enthusiasm, combating cynicism and coming of age as a teenage girl in 1990's England. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Poet Richard Blanco on Figuring Out His Identity and Place in America

Monday, September 29, 2014

Richard Blanco, who read at President Obama’s second inauguration, was the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet. He talks about his new memoir about his childhood.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Daisy Hernández Story

Monday, September 29, 2014

Daisy Hernández tells her story of growing up as a first-generation American and a queer feminist Latina.

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Book News: Listen To The First-Timers Nominated For PEN Prize

Monday, September 29, 2014

A night before the winner's declared, the writers shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize read their works. Listen here first. Also: Thomas Pynchon might soon be coming to the big screen.

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