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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 17, 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

Family Legacies: A Dictator's Son, A Holocaust Survivor's Father

Friday, April 17, 2015

Charles Taylor's American son. Attempting to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz. The new film "Toto and his Sisters.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson joins us for Please Explain: The Cosmos! 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the Fastest Warming Place on Earth

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The West Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most perilous environments on the planet. It is also one of the fastest warming places on earth. 

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

The Producers

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Against all logistical and financial odds, indie film producers are responsible for some of the greatest breakout hits in movie history. Here's an inside look at how they make it happen.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Preserving Glaciers in the Antarctic, Traditional Music in Lahore

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The fastest warming place on earth. Preserving traditional music in Pakistan. Jill Alexander Essbaum’s novel, Hausfrau. Dangerous gold mines in the Andes. The Theremin!

WNYC News

The Rookie Behind James Franco's New Movie

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pamela Romanowsky could have gone to medical school, but she ended up writing and directing “The Adderall Diaries,” which is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.  

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The Takeaway

A True Story About Identity Theft, Murder, and Lies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A murderer on the FBI's Most Wanted List stole journalist Mike Finkel's identity. Now this true crime story is headed to the big screen.

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WNYC News

Tales of Toxic Mushrooms and Dirty Bombs in New York

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Two new novels imagine the city experiencing apocalyptic events. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Love Letters, Murder and Lies, and Making it in Music

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Takeaway looks at artist Frida Kahol's love letters, a new film about murder and lies, and musician Amy Speace drops by.

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Just How Heavy Was That Armor?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Take a look at any portrayal of the Dark Ages and you might come away believing it was a gruesome and violent time, but is that historically true?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Octavia Spencer's Latest Young Adult Novel

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Academy Award-winning actress discusses the most recent installment of her YA series, 'Randi Rhodes: Ninja Detective.' 

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The Takeaway

Actor Oscar Isaac on the Robert Takeover

Friday, April 10, 2015

Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis," "A Most Violent Year," and the upcoming "Star Wars" films, talks about his newest role in "Ex Machina."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Famous Actress, An Unsettling Role Reversal

Friday, April 10, 2015

Director Olivier Assayas and actress Juliette Binoche discuss their new film, “Clouds of Sils Maria.”

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WNYC News

A Complex Iran, in Film

Friday, April 10, 2015

"About Elly" focuses on a group of college friends who are spending a fun weekend at the beach that turns into a tale of deception and the struggle between modernity and tradition.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Octavia Spencer's YA series, Juliette Binoche's Latest Film

Friday, April 10, 2015

13 reasons to repeal the death penalty. Olivier Assayas and Juliette Binoche with their latest film. Octavia Spencer's YA series. Please Explain is all about barbershop quartets!

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

Studio 360

Juliette Binoche Plays the Older Woman

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In “Clouds of Sils Maria,” Juliette Binoche plays opposite Kristen Stewart as an actress who’s having trouble aging gracefully. That doesn’t seem to be a problem for Binoche.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Risking Their Lives For a Dance Company in Iran

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A film about Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life in Iran to form a dance company.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Larry Kramer's American History, Aasif Mandvi's American Family

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Larry Kramer's multi-part novel, The American People. Aasif Mandvi's new web series. Philip Kerr's latest novel. Freida Pinto on “Desert Dancer.” Warren Buffet and mobile homes.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How Strangers Inspired Arrested Development, Empire

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Brian Grazer's weekly “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger partly inspired Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, and Empire.

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