The Leonard Lopate Show

The Kennedys and the Churchills

Monday, November 03, 2014

Biographer Thomas Maier explores the ways Winston Churchill influenced JFK and American policy, and the relationship between two great families.

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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio: The Cobra Effect

Thursday, June 19, 2014

If you want to get rid of a nasty invasive pest, it might seem sensible to offer a bounty. But as we’ll hear in this episode of Freakonomics Radio, bounties can backfire. We look at bounties on snakes in Delhi, rats in Hanoi, and feral pigs in Fort Benning, Georgia. In each case, bounty seekers came up with creative ways to maximize their payoff – and pest populations grew. Host Stephen Dubner talks to Steve Levitt about how incentives don’t always work out the way you’d expect.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Churchill's First War

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

An account of Winston Churchill's early military career fighting in the 1890 Afghan campaign offers revealing parallels into today's war in Afghanistan.

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It's A Free Country ®

Gingrich defines Anti-colonialism, Calls Obama Radical

Friday, September 24, 2010


It means you start out every morning with a belief that the West somehow exploited the rest of the world and therefore the West is not worthy of equal treatment.

-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on The Brian Lehrer Show