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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Wasn't the Ebola Outbreak Better Contained?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Filmmaker Dan Edge discusses the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and why it took so long for the world to respond. 

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

War Criminal?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Late in lafe, former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara admitted the Vietnam War was a huge mistake, but he always avoided questions of personal responsibility. Docmentary filmmaker Errol Morris reflects on McNamara's struggle with his own conscience.

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The Takeaway

Director of New Kurt Cobain Doc Weighs In on Artist's Unseen Life

Friday, May 01, 2015

"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" is the first fully authorized documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain. It's largely made up of never-before-seen footage. The director weighs in here.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, May 01, 2015

Every Friday, The Movie Date Podcast team drops by to review the new films hitting the box office. This week they discuss the new "Avengers" film and the drama-comedy "Welcome to Me."

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Justifying Torture, Kurt Cobain's Unseen Life, and The Daunting World of Modern Love

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Takeaway explores new allegations about the American Psychological Association, the director of a new Kurt Cobain documentary drops by, and we explore dating in the digital age.

The Takeaway

Let's Get Out Our Crystal Balls

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Summer is right around the corner, and Rafer and Kristen can't wait. They share their top picks for the months ahead.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The "Wild" Director Behind Some of Hollywood's Greatest Films

Monday, April 27, 2015

William Wellman, Jr. discusses the life and work of his father, "Wild Bill” Wellman, who directed eighty two movies, including Wings, A Star Is Born, and The Call of the Wild.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Richard Corliss

Friday, April 24, 2015

Richard Corliss was TIME magazine’s longest-serving movie critic -- for 35 years.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Janeane Garofalo, Brad Bird and Really Smart Cartoons

Friday, April 24, 2015

Janeane Garofalo, the comedian and co-star of the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer reboot, also starred in the animated film Ratatouille. Hear her conversation with director Brad Bird.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Comedy as Craft, and a Coping Mechanism

Friday, April 24, 2015

“Misery Loves Comedy,” directed by Kevin Pollak, features in-depth interviews with revered comedians who share their life stories and unique ability to make strangers laugh.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews the new releases hitting the box office this weekend. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Marathoner's Secrets, and the Anxieties of Comedians

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Eritrean refugee's path to becoming a renowned marathoner. The documentary “Misery Loves Comedy.” Reif Larsen with his novel, I Am Radar. Please Explain is all about migratory birds!

The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Rose Byrne

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The actress is starring in "Adult Beginners." While visiting our studio, she also took a moment to tell us about some of her favorite foods, books, and plays. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Peter Coyote's Path From Street Theater To the Big Screen to Zen

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco, acted in over 140 films and won an Emmy for narrating the documentary “Pacific Century.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Series of Murders Unsolved, Until a Computer Accident Led to an Arrest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lonnie Franklin was arrested as a suspect in the "Grim Sleeper" murders due to an accidental computer match. The killings took place in South Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Millennial Confronts Failure in a New Film Starring Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne star in a film about a young, hipster entrepreneur who crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch, moving in with his estranged pregnant sister.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Courtney Love's Tearful Response to the New Kurt Cobain Documentary

Monday, April 20, 2015

Courtney Love spoke with director Brett Morgen after a screening of his new film "Montage of Heck," which compiles journal entries and rare footage in a stunning portrait of the artist.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Harvey Weinstein in Conversation

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The movie mogul and founder of The Weinstein Company, whose work includes films like Pulp Fiction and August: Osage County, talks about how he's stayed at the top of his game.

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The Takeaway

Imagining a World Without Birds

Friday, April 17, 2015

When he's not busy fielding nominations for Pulitzers, Jonathan Franzen is involved in a passionate fight against the poaching of endangered songbirds.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sibling Struggle to Survive During a Mother's Imprisonment

Friday, April 17, 2015

A family story of ten year old Toto, who passionately learns dancing, reading and writing, while his sisters try to keep the family together while their mother is in prison

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