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The Leonard Lopate Show

Have You Been Eating Seafood Harvested By Slaves?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

An intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves.

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New Sounds

The Sounds of Sunda

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Listen to music from Sunda (the western portion of Java), in Indonesia. & from western bands like Tribecastan, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan of Canada, Lou Harrison, and more.

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New Sounds

Indonesian Inspiration

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This New Sounds brings music by Canadian composer Vivian Fung inspired Indonesian gamelan, along with other works by westerners that look to that archipelago’s music.

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PRI's The World

The Internet goes ape over a monkey selfie and the copyright battle it sparked

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This is no joke: A selfie taken by a crested black macaque has caused a massive copyright battle between Wikipedia and David Slater, who says the popular site is stealing one his most valuable photos.

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FT Big Read

Jokowi: from furniture maker to Indonesian president?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jokowi: from furniture maker to Indonesian president?

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New Sounds

Indonesian Inspiration

Friday, January 03, 2014

This New Sounds brings music by Canadian composer Vivian Fung inspired Indonesian gamelan, along with other works by westerners that look to that archipelago’s music.  Fung, on her record, "Dreamscapes,” draws on the fast interlocking rhythms of Balinese gamelan and to a degree - John Cage’s prepared piano- to create an eerie soundworld on “Glimpses.”

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New Sounds

The Sounds of Sunda

Friday, October 04, 2013

Sunda is the western portion of the island of Java, in Indonesia. For this New Sounds, listen to the music from both that region and from western bands like Tribecastan, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan of Canada, from Sabah Habas Mustapha, a member of London group 3 Mustaphas 3, and much more.  Hear music by Sasha Bogdanowitsch written for the group Pusaka Sunda.  The work, “If There Be Rivers, All Will Blossom,” is for Gamelan Degung, the chamber-sized gamelan ensemble which usually features the suling (flute), and is about the importance of keeping faith in life, and maintaining creativity in hardship. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Currency jitters in India and emerging markets

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Currency jitters in India and emerging markets

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: The Duchess Has a Vagina Edition

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new Netflix show "Orange Is the New Black" and the documentary "The Art of Killing," and Simon Doonan joins them to talk about the British royal baby phenomenon.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"The Act of Killing"

Friday, July 19, 2013

Joshua Oppenheimer discusses his documentary “The Act of Killing.” When the Indonesian government was overthrown in 1965, small-time gangster Anwar Congo and his friends went from selling movie tickets on the black market to leading anti-communist death squads in the mass murder of over a million people.  The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. “The Act of Killing” opens in New York July 19 at Landmark Sunshine Cinemas.

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New Sounds

Indonesian Inspiration

Monday, September 10, 2012

This New Sounds brings music by Canadian composer Vivian Fung inspired Indonesian gamelan, along with other works by westerners that look to that archipelago’s music.  Fung, on her record, "Dreamscapes,” draws on the fast interlocking rhythms of Balinese gamelan and to a degree - John Cage’s prepared piano- to create an eerie soundworld on “Glimpses.”

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The Takeaway

Indonesia Reacts to Tsunami Warning

Friday, March 11, 2011

A tsunami is expected to hit the eastern part of Indonesia later today, but waves are expected to be much smaller than those which rushed across northern Japan. Indonesia conducts tsunami drills yearly, but residents are still panicking having heard the news. And the panic may cause more damage than the wave itself. The head of BBC's Indonesian service, Tomi Sucipto has the latest.

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The Takeaway

As Protests Continue in Egypt, a Look at Democracy in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

It’s day 16 of protests in Egypt and demonstrators say they won’t let up until President Hosni Mubarak steps down. Ultimately, the activists on the streets are demanding free and fair elections and a commitment to a democratic government. We’ve talked in depth about the intersection of democracy and Islam in the Middle East, and the challenges of trying to blend the two ideals. But in Southeast Asia, Muslim nations like Indonesia and Malaysia have relatively successful democracies. What makes democracy in those populous Muslim countries work?

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The Takeaway

President Obama's Jakarta Speech: Reactions

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

President Obama continues his Asia trip this week with a stop in Indonesia, to emphasize American ties with the Muslim country. In a speech to Indonesians last night, the President sought to highlight those bonds; he did so by recalling his time growing up in Jakarta. Did Obama succeed in reaching out to Indonesia, which has the largest Muslim population in the world?

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The Takeaway

Obama Speaks to Two Muslim Worlds from Indonesia

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

As a part of his 10-day tour in Asia, President Barack Obama delivered a very personal speech at the University of Indonesia Wednesday morning. Echoing some of themes he raised in his famous speech in Cairo in 2009, Obama spoke about the need for mutual respect among Muslims and the importance of a joint effort to combat extremism. Indonesia is home to the largest population of Muslims in the world, and Muslims in Southeast Asia tend to practice a more moderate form of Islam than those farther west. Did President Obama navigate those differences in his speech? 

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The Takeaway

President Obama Addresses World's Most Populous Muslim Nation

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

President Obama is poised to give his highest profile address to the Islamic world since his speech in Cairo a year ago. On Tuesday night, the president will speak in Jakarta, Indonesia, home to the world's most populist Muslim nation.

The president will speak before an estimated six thousand people at the University of Indonesia, where he is expected to hold up the country as a model for the values of democracy and diversity.

We're asking: if you're Muslim, what do you want to hear from President Obama tonight?

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The Takeaway

President Obama's Quiet Agenda in Asia

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

President Obama arrived in Indonesia this morning, for the second stop on his 10-day trip in Asia. As he meets with world leaders in India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan, the President will talk about global security, international trade and economics, improving cultural ties, diplomatic efforts and preventing terrorism. But some issues will be conspicuously missing from his public agenda.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Republicans' Next Steps, Obama in Asia

Monday, November 08, 2010

After the beating Democrats took in last week's mid-term elections, all eyes, including those of our managing producer, Noel King, will be looking at what the GOP's initial moves will be this week. She'll also look at President Obama's continued trip through Asia, along with Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio.

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WQXR News

Officials Fear Death Toll Will Rise in Indonesia

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Authorities in Indonesia fear that the death toll will continue to rise, after two natural disasters this week. A small tsunami formed off the coast of Sumatra on Monday. And, on Tuesday, hundreds of miles away, the country's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted.

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The Takeaway

The Indian Ocean Tsunami, Five Years Later

Friday, December 25, 2009

Tomorrow, December 26, is the 5-year anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami. How have things changed since 2004? Indeed, have things changed? The BBC's Karishma Vaswani reports on the progress Indonesia's Aceh province. We also talk with Christoph Gorder, Vice President of Emergency Response with Americares, about what's still needed for the region to fully recover.

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