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America Abroad

America Abroad: The Power of Art in a Changing Middle East

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Art has the power to move millions where politics fails. This time on America Abroad, hear some of the most prominent artistic voices in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Digging Into Education, Film, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Joel Klein on fixing our school system. Chuck Workman on Orson Welles. A film about the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. Edward Albee’s play, A Delicate Balance.

The Takeaway

Hollywood Zooms In on Income Inequality

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Whether it's "The Hunger Games" or the new indie film "Snowpiercer,” divisions between a powerful ruling class and society's poorest continue to dominate Hollywood dialogue.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Inequality on The Big Screen, The NFL and Ferguson, and Cancer, Family, and Faith

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Takeaway looks at Hollywood's focus on income inequality, we explore the NFL's connection to Ferguson, and one woman shares her struggle with breast cancer.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Adolph Green, Legendary Writer and Lyricist, at 100!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Legendary writer and lyricist Adolph Green co-authored such smash hits such as On the Town, Singin’ in the Rain, and It’s Always Fair Weather.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The College Gap, The Return of Star Wars, and Challenging the One Percent

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Takeaway explores the graduation gap between people of different races, we examine the new Star Wars Film, and a member of the 1 percent weighs in on the income gap.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Music, Movies, and Mass Extinction

Monday, December 01, 2014

The cause, and possible solutions, to mass extinction. George Benson's life in Jazz. The centenary of Adolph Green. Jeff Koons in conversation with Norman Rosenthal. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Andrea Martin: Perky, Funny, Scene-Stealer

Friday, November 28, 2014

Multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress Andrea Martin shares stories from her life in show business—from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" to "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and more.

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Fishko Files

Man with a Movie Camera

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Many Russian films of the silent and early sound era have been classics of film history. But the films of Dziga Vertov have dropped in and out of public awareness.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Thanksgiving Day Special

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from The Takeaway! This episode are just a few of our staff favorites from the past year.

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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 Takeaway

The Sixteen-Sided Woman

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shirley Mason, a psychiatric patient whose story was fictionalized in the 1976 movie "Sybil," prompted a spate of multiple personality diagnoses—some fed by hysterics more than truth. 

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The Takeaway

Better Than Buffy: A Girl Vampire Takes Iran

Friday, November 21, 2014

Part spaghetti western and part horror film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a new movie about an Iranian vampire that takes pride in defying expectations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Felicity Jones Portrays the Wife of Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything"

Friday, November 21, 2014

Felicity Jones tells us about playing Stephen Hawking’s wife Jane in “The Theory of Everything,” a film about one of the world’s greatest living minds, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Life of Stephen Hawking, and The Search For Life In Space

Friday, November 21, 2014

The play Sticks and Bones; the director of the latest Hunger Games film, Felicity Jones plays Stephen Hawking's wife, and Please Explain is about searching for extraterrestrial life.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Remembering Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The film and theater director was on the Lopate Show in 2012 and 2013. He spoke about why he loves directing plays on the stage and why he fired himself from the 'The Sopranos.'

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The Takeaway

A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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WNYC News

Mike Nichols, Renowned Film and Theater Director, Dies at 83

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WNYC
The director behind such stage and screen hits as "The Graduate" and "Monty Python's Spamalot" died Wednesday. In 2012, he spoke at The Greene Space with Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Test of Powers, A Genius Filmmaker, and A Battle Against Dude Culture

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Takeaway explores President Obama's anticipated announcement on immigration, we remember iconic director Mike Nichols, and we explore the sexist scandal surrounding Uber.