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WQXR Features

No Boundaries: Music in the Life of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a new one-hour special highlighting the life and music of composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie & Common Core; Neuroscience Pioneer & Oscar Docs

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Governor Christie's Common Core change of heart; violence roils Egypt and Libya; why have kids?; neuroscience pioneer Michael Gazzaniga and documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Docs: Finding Vivian Maier

Monday, February 16, 2015

The filmmaker Charlie Siskel tells the story of a nanny who was posthumously discovered to have been a talented street photographer in his Oscar-nominated doc "Finding Vivian Maier."

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WNYC News

Pregnant, With Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When Mary Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer, she gave up on having a second child. Then she found out she was pregnant.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Before Snowden, There Was the Citizens Commission

Friday, February 06, 2015

On March 8, 1971, The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the American public.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Breaking In, Losing Ground, Dissecting Touch

Friday, February 06, 2015

Mark Schapiro on climate change. Director Johanna Hamilton's documentary about COINTELPRO, “1971.” The restoration of "Losing Ground."Please Explain is all about Touch!

The Takeaway

Where Cohabiting with Wildlife Is Necessary, and Deadly

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

In one Bangladeshi village, tigers kill about a person a week, but the locals accept it as a part of life. How do we incorporate wildlife into a planet with 7 billion people?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Vaccine Debate, An American Summer Icon, and Losing Language

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Takeaway explores a measles outbreak in California, we celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Frisbee, and we look at what's lost when a language dies.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Documenting Faraway Places, Exploring The Planets

Monday, January 19, 2015

Aasif Mandvi hosts. Joe Hickman on Guantanamo Bay, Larry Gonick on cartoons and Algebra, Vikram Gandhi on the new season of Vice, Derrick Pitts discusses the Mars Rover. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

From Kumaré to Vice

Monday, January 19, 2015

Vikram Ghandi, best known for impersonating a religious leader and creating a following of real people in his film Kumaré, discusses the third season of HBO's Vice.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 408: How We Roll

Monday, January 12, 2015

In July 2014, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, when they were hit by a speeding car. Raphael lost his leg. Ish, his only son, was killed. While the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide, her sister, Megiddëh Goldston, is trying to do right by the Hameed family. They connected after the accident. And now she visits Raphael and his wife, Heidi, to help with their day-to day-life. They sat down for StoryCorps in Colorado Springs.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 407: Top Secret Santa

Monday, January 12, 2015

Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Political Education of the NRA

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Filmmaker Michael Kirk discusses the NRA, and how it reinvented itself from a group of gun enthusiasts and sportsmen to a powerful lobbying force.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

'Every Man For Himself': In 1961, This Is How the NYPD Trained Cops to Handle Violent Criminals

Friday, January 02, 2015

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As tensions rise between city officials and union leaders over policing tactics, hear archived tape of a sergeant teaching new recruits about the "guerrilla warfare" of fighting crime.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Search for The Man Behind General Tso's Chicken

Friday, January 02, 2015

A new documentary about General Tso’s Chicken, a staple of Chinese-American cooking.

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WNYC News

They Were Angry, and Started a Revolution

Thursday, December 11, 2014

 "She’s Beautiful When She's Angry" is a new documentary about a group of women who started the feminist movement in the United States between 1966 and 1971.

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WNYC News

Why 160 Immigrant Teens Call an Old Bus Depot 'School'

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A Long Island district claims its main high school is full, but a state report found these new students aren’t getting proper instruction. The deadline for setting a new plan: today.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Amazing Swimmer Racing for Olympic Medals

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kara Lynn Joyce, Olympic silver-medalist, no longer swims, and says that she is now "trying to become more of a land creature." 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Christo Brock

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christo Brock was on the show on November 24. 2014 to discuss his film Touch The Wall. He's a fan of Loretta Lynn and Jared Diamond. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How an American Company Supported War Criminal Charles Taylor in Liberia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ProPublica reporter T. Christian Miller and Frontline producer Marcela Gaviria investigate the ways the American tire company Firestone funded Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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