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The Leonard Lopate Show

Progressive Politics, a Battle of Metrics, and Cooking Around the World

Monday, October 13, 2014

Multi-tasking, cooking with Mark Kurlansky and his daughter, why America never adopted the metric system, and how Teddy Roosevelt helped create the progressive movement.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Theodore Roosevelt, Godfather of Progressive Politics

Monday, October 13, 2014

A look at the power struggle that created the progressive movement and defined modern American politics at the turn of the 20th century.

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Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.

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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.

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Woman Finds Jeweled Treasure In Agatha Christie's Trunk

Saturday, October 11, 2014

When an English woman bought a trunk at an estate sale, she was surprised to discover a diamond brooch and other jewels that belonged to Agatha Christie. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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In A Way, Gandhi Also Won 2014's Nobel Peace Prize

Saturday, October 11, 2014

In a week when two Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Mahatma Gandhi's life. Though Gandhi never won the prize, 2014's winners carry on his legacy.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Are Comics Bad for Children?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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In the 1940s and '50s comics were considered pernicious by many. This Brooklyn mom spoke her moderate mind on WNYC.
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BackStory

Columbus in the Classroom

Friday, October 10, 2014

Columbus in the Classroom

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Gen X's Legacy; Taliban Take Control; Clyde Frazier!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: #BL25 looks at the impact of Gen X; why we missed the rise of the Taliban; and Clyde Frazier swishes and dishes.
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On The Media

Regretting the Error

Friday, October 10, 2014

Last week, frequent OTM guest Craig Silverman characterized a video incorrectly while talking with Brooke. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"I Did Not Have..." Remembering Clinton 1998; Parks Equity; Malala's Nobel

Friday, October 10, 2014

Maureen Dowd; money for parks; and the 1996 incident where two American students were killed in a terrorist attack in Israel.

The Brian Lehrer Show

He Was Impeached. She Was Sacrificed.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd looks back at the impeachment of President Clinton and why the feminist community failed to support Monica Lewinsky.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Francis Fukuyama on Why Liberal Democracy Is Ideal But Hard to Achieve

Thursday, October 09, 2014

An examination of the crucial factors that enable stable, equitable, open societies to form, and a look at some successes and failures, from the French Revolution to today.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (1997): Ellen Comes Out, How Gay Rights Have Changed

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In 1997, Ellen DeGeneres announced she was gay in an episode of her sitcom. We discuss how gay rights have changed since that major moment in 1997 with her mother Betty DeGeneres.

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Fishko Files

Marilyn Monroe

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Marilyn Monroe's popularity remains thanks to a seemingly inescapable urge to evoke her in any way possible.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Walt Frazier; Betty DeGeneres and Leon Panetta

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres’ mom Betty DeGeneres talks about how gay rights have evolved; Leon Panetta; NYS Sen. Diane Savino and Walt Frazier talks about the poetry of basketball.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Finance, Fine Art, Francis Fukuyama

Thursday, October 09, 2014

John Lanchester explains the language of finance. MoMA’s exhibit “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.” Francis Fukuyama looks at what creates a well-functioning modern state.

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Novelist Marlon James Picks A Soundtrack For 'A Brief History Of Seven Killings'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Novelist Marlon James talks about his new book 'A Brief History Of Seven Killings' and plays a few songs that would serve as the soundtrack for the book's characters.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Claims Life of Dallas Patient, ISIS Advances Near Turkey, and Family Secrets Revealed

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Takeaway explores the Ebola in the state of Texas, the fight against ISIS, and the long lost family secrets of the AIDS epidemic.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Gillian Anderson; David Remnick; 1996, Then and Now

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Gillian Anderson; an entrepreneur whisperer practical advice; David Remnick; and the anniversary series continues with 1996: when the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan.