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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe's Mediterranean migrant crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Europe's Mediterranean migrant crisis

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The Brian Lehrer Show

ISIS and Migrant Smugglers Exploit Lawless Libya

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A failed state in Libya has made way for smugglers to ship migrants on the dangerous journey from Africa to Europe. Plus: the recent expansion of ISIS into Libya.

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The Takeaway

Mediterranean Becomes Mass Grave For Hundreds of Refugees

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tens of thousands of people from war-ravaged countries are risking death to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Over the weekend, hundreds drowned in a fatal shipwreck.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Hitmakers Cynthia Weil + Barry Mann, The Paradox of Italy, Mistreating Farm Animals

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Botticelli, Mafiosi, Berlusconi: The Paradox of Italy

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Football, Freemasonry, sex, symbolism, and why the Italians have twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Investigating Drug Treatment at Home, and Culture Abroad

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Treating heroin in Kentucky. Inside Italian history, culture, and religion. Legendary songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. The power of improv.

New Sounds

New Music From Southern Italy

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hear song and dances in the music of Southern Italy on this New Sounds, with music from Enzo Avitabile & Bottari, percussionist Alessandra Belloni, and Ludovico Einaudi.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe's budget wrangles

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Europe's budget wrangles

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Italian Invasion of NYC's Greenmarket

Friday, October 10, 2014

How the agri-food centre of Bologna approaches sustainability, food insecurity, food waste, and the loss of local farmland, and what New York's greenmarkets can learn from the Italians.

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PRI's The World

You'd better watch where you walk the next time you visit the Vatican

Monday, September 01, 2014

The Vatican is dense with art and history — every arch, piece of art and ceiling has a story to tell. But so do the floors, which are easy to miss. Whether paved with marble from the Coliseum or sporting mosaics from ancient villas, the floors of the Vatican have much to tell.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim Museum

Friday, August 15, 2014

Curator Vivien Green talks about the first comprehensive overview in the United States of one of Europe’s most important 20th-century avant-garde movements.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Past and Present: In India, Italy and Iraq

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Simon Denyer, former Indian bureau chief for the Washington Post, looks at corruption, the expanding middle class, and the people who are shaping democracy and politics in India. Joseph Luzzi talks about Italy’s passion for art, food, and family, and the country’s north-south divide, and why Italian Americans have a complicated relationship with the “old country.” The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman and Leonard debate whether a hot dog is a sandwich. Roy Scranton, a veteran who served in Iraq in 2003, on returning to Baghdad and the state of that country 10 years later.  

The Leonard Lopate Show

Great Art, Dismal Politics: A Tale of Two Italies

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Joseph Luzzi tells the story of his Italian family and looks at Italy's many divisions and contradictions.

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WNYC News

What Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Be Doing on His Summer Vacation

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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As Mayor Bill de Blasio travels around Italy, he plans to search for one specific thing.

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Concerts from The Frick Collection

Tour Baroque Italy with Maurice Steger

Monday, July 14, 2014

Making his New York recital debut, recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger gives a tour of Italy through its Baroque music, from Venice in the north down to Naples in the south.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The fallout from the European elections

Monday, May 26, 2014

The fallout from the European elections

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Exploring Music

Italian Souvenirs

Monday, May 19, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin goes on an exploration of music by composers who were inspired by trips to Italy, including Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn.

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Operavore

La Scala to Oust General Director after First Season

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The board of La Scala voted Thursday to oust its incoming general director at the end of his first season in the latest behind-the-scenes melodrama to roil the fabled opera house.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Nicholas Pileggi, The Mafia in New York City

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In a one-hour talk that has the easy-going feel of a conversation in a diner, Nicholas Pileggi provides an account of how the Mafia came to power in New York City. 

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Operavore

Mirella Freni, on Her 80th Birthday

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Listen to a portion of our 2014 interview with Italian soprano Mirella Freni, who turns 80 today.

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