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Friendship Train Attempts to Humanize Postwar Effort

Friday, February 08, 2013

WNYC

These two 1947 broadcasts mark the start and finish of the Friendship Food Train's U.S. journey, a project conceived to help the people of Europe get through the winter. 

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Soundcheck

Malian Musicians Sing Out Against War And Censorship

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The current conflict in Mali has had an affect on the country’s vibrant music scene -- from cancelled festivals to a complete ban on music in some parts of the country. Heather Maxwell, an ethnomusicologist, musician and host of Voice of America's Music Time in Africa and with freelance radio journalist Tamasin Ford join us to talk about how Malian musicians are coping.

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Richard Wright's Love Letter to Paris

Monday, January 28, 2013

WNYC

In this brief monologue, the novelist Richard Wright sends home the most glowing postcard of France one could possibly imagine. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Latest on Algeria

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The New York Times' Adam Nossiter, who is reporting from Algiers, and Steven Erlanger, who is reporting from Paris, discuss the latest developments in Algeria, and France's ongoing involvement in its former colonies.

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Chamber Music Society

Piano Trios of French and Spanish Influence

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Chamber Music Society program this week features the flavors of Spain with works by the composers Joaquin Turina and Maurice Ravel, one Spanish and the other heavily Spanish-influenced, respectively. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The French intervention in Mali

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The French intervention in Mali

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What's holding up a European banking union?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

What's holding up a European banking union?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Coquilles, Calva, and Crème

Thursday, October 11, 2012

G. Y. Dryansky takes us on a sweeping sensory journey from Paris to Normandy, Alsace, the Basque country, and beyond, sharing stories of evenings with Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, historic wine auctions and memorable banquets. Coquilles, Calva, and Crème: Exploring France's Culinary Heritage: A Love Affair with Real French Foodis an account of his travels across modern-day France, through kitchens, farms, and vineyards—with recipes.

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The Takeaway

French Magazine Publishes Satirical Cartoon of Prophet Mohammad

Thursday, September 20, 2012

France is closing its schools, consulates, cultural centers and embassies in 20 countries tomorrow amid fears of a new wave of violence in the Middle East over satirical depictions of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad. Benjamin Abtan, president for the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, describes how the issue is unfolding in Paris.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

August-September's Book: My Life in France, by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Julia Child is widely credited with single handedly teaching America about the pleasures of good cooking with her groundbreaking cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef. She would have turned 100 years old on August 15, and to celebrate her contributions to cooking and culture, the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club selection for August-September is her memoir, My Life in France, written with her grand-nephew Alex Prud’homme. He joins us to talk about her life, how she learned to cook in France, and how she became a brilliant teacher and writer. When she passed away in 2004, she and Alex were working on the book, about what Julia Child described as the best years of her life, and Alex finished it and published it in 2006.

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That's My Issue: Mitt Romney's Time Abroad (Video)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"I lived in a way that people of lower middle income in France lived and I said to myself, 'Wow. I sure am lucky to be born in the United States of America.' I said to myself, 'Gosh, going to school is kind of important, and getting as much education as I can and doing as well as I can is important.' That changed my perspective.

-- Mitt Romney on his time in France

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Britain takes le Tour by storm

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Britain takes le Tour by storm

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Soundcheck

Storming the French Charts

Friday, July 13, 2012

Ah, Bastille Day. The annual French commemoration of the storming of the Bastille - which took place on July 14, 1789 - is generally celebrated here in New York with kitchy games of pétanque, too many glasses of pastis and half-hearted attempts at putting that 7th grade French vocabulary to good use (“merci!” “ouais!” “shampooing!”). But here at Soundcheck, we’re gearing up for Bastille Day this year by taking a good hard look at the singles that have recently stormed - and conquered - the top of the French charts. (Check out the full playlist here.)

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Greece in political limbo

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Greece in political limbo

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The Takeaway

Could Greece Decide the American Election?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mitt Romney and President Obama may find themselves watching events unfold in Europe with a little uneasiness. After all, Europe's political calendar may pose the perfect economic storm, and it could blow across the Atlantic and decide who becomes President of the United States. Brookings Institution senior fellow on foreign policy Justin Vaisse explains how the dominoes could fall in Europe and the United States.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Growth vs austerity in the eurozone

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Growth vs austerity in the Eurozone

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The Takeaway

François Hollande Wins French Presidential Election

Monday, May 07, 2012

Socialist Francois Hollande eked out a victory over Nicolas Sarkozy in yesterday's French presidential election. Sarkozy's belt-tightening austerity measures were his undoing, with Hollande promising higher taxes on the rich and a growing minimum wage for the working class. But the jury is still out on whether Hollande and his Socialist party will be able to combat the Euro-zone crisis that is keeping France in the red. Dominique Barbet, a senior economist at BNP Paribas, and Stephen Erlangercorrespondent for our partner The New York Times discuss the fallout of yesterday's election and what we can expect for the future of France.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: French Elections and the Euro

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Stanley Pignal, private equity correspondent for the Financial Times, discusses the French presidential election and what the outcome could mean for the Euro.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Austerity backlash in Europe and UN monitors in Syria

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Austerity backlash in Europe and UN monitors in Syria

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The Takeaway

Hollande Wins First Round of French Presidential Election, Runoff May 6

Monday, April 23, 2012

Francois Hollande was the winner of the first round in the French Presidential election, and will now face the current President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff election. Sarkozy came in second in the poll. The presidential runoff election is May 6. Joining us from the French capital is long time correspondent for our partner the BBC in Paris Hugh Scholfield.

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