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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

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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Curious Conversations, Punderdome, and Candice Bergen

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Brian Grazer's “curiosity conversations” with accomplished strangers. Punderdome's co-hosts lead us in another pun competition about the human body! Candice Bergen's life and career.

The Takeaway

Kristen Stewart on Growing Up and Growing Strong in Hollywood

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Twilight" made Kristen Stewart a megastar. And tougher indie projects like "The Clouds of Sils Maria" are making sure her star will continue to rise. 

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast Team reviews this weekend’s releases which include, "Furious 7," "Woman in Gold," and "Effie Gray."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

He Made A Cat Video And You'll Never Guess What Happened Next...

Friday, April 03, 2015

In the world of cat videos, Henri Le Chat Noir is a superstar.  Filmmaker Will Braden talks about the glory that is Henri and the embarrassment of telling strangers what he does for a living. 

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On The Media

Cancer in the Movies

Friday, April 03, 2015

Brooke explores Hollywood depictions of cancer and examines how film reflects as well as distorts our perceptions of the disease.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

At an UES Bagel Shop, Undocumented Workers Fight for Fair Wages

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At a popular bakery café in the Upper East Side, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Holiday Food, Best New Chefs, and a Bagel Shop Union

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Melissa Clark's Passover and Easter recipes. Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2015. Behind the scenes at a popular Upper East Side bakery/café. The legacy of Steve Jobs.

The Takeaway

The Backstage Story of The Who

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Back in the 60s, two aspiring filmmakers wanted to make a documentary about rock n' roll. Instead, they wound up developing and managing The Who. Now their footage is finally being used.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Battling for Civil Rights, The Science of Surprises, and The Lost Story of The Who

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Takeaway looks at controversy in Indiana and Arkansas, a surprisoligist drops by, and we dive in to a new documentary about the legendary rock band The Who.

The Takeaway

New Film Chronicles Fight to Reclaim Stolen Nazi Art

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Woman in Gold," which stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, tells the story of a Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis, and of the legal battle to get the painting back.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Amazon Drones, State Secrets, and Stolen Nazi Art

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new delivery service being pushed by Amazon, a new memoir on the hydrogen bomb, and a film the chronicles the story of a stolen work of art.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Preserving Documentaries at IFC

Monday, March 30, 2015

Academy Award-winning director DA Pennebaker and DOC NYC artistic director Thom Powers explain why many classic documentary films are in danger.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Preserving Film, Organizing a Movement

Monday, March 30, 2015

The evolution of ISIS. The first Documentary Preservation Summit at the IFC Center. Colin Barrett's award-winning collection of short stories. The life and career of Cesar Chavez.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Patti LuPone, The Underworld of Notarios, and The Story of Cancer

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segment's from the week.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Treating Ebola, Capturing The Hidden World

Friday, March 27, 2015

Treating Ebola in the field. The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado. “Fashions for Men.” Please Explain is all about pesticide. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

The World Through a Photographer's Eye

Friday, March 27, 2015

 For the last 40 years, Sebastião Salgado has traveled the continents, witnessing some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Bully, and the Bullied

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new film takes a look at bullying, from both points of view. 

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WNYC Digital

Quiz: Are You an Indie Film Superfan?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Take our quiz for a chance to win a pair of passes to this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

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