The Leonard Lopate Show

Hedge Fund Collapse; Marriage and the Movies; Colum McCann's TransAtlantic; the World After Oil

Monday, June 03, 2013

Securities analyst turned investigative reporter Barbara Dreyfus describes what led to the largest hedge fund collapse in history when Amaranth Advisors imploded. Jeanine Basinger charts the history of marriage in the movies. Colum McCann talks about his latest novel, TransAtlantic. And we’ll learn how reducing our dependence on oil could transform almost every aspect of American society.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Big Issues

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

On today’s Leonard Lopate Show we’ll find out about the Economist’s special report on global obesity and what countries are doing to address it. Then violinist Midori talks about the 30th anniversary of her performing career. Landscape architect Kate Orff describes the environmental damage done along the Mississippi River system. And Monona Rossol talks about theater safely.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Revenge of the Electric Car

Friday, October 14, 2011

Director Chris Paine and Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, discuss the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Car.” Paine (who directed the 2006 documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car”) goes behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to follow the race be the first, the best electric car, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. "Revenge of the Electric Car" opens October 21 at Landmark Sunshine Cinemas.

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Gig Alerts: Enablers

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This California quartet backs stirring spoken word with gritty rock. Download their rugged track "Manly," then see them play tonight at the Stone.