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A 'Star Trek' Journey, in Memory of Leonard Nimoy

Saturday, March 07, 2015

This Saturday at 9 pm, in memory of the late Leonard Nimoy, who compellingly played the character Mr. Spock, David Garland presents music from the first six "Star Trek" movies.

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

Selected Shorts remembers Leonard Nimoy

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, who played the iconic role of the cold and calculating officer Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," died today at the age of 83. Listen to our 2002 interview with Nimoy here.

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Parents and Children, Dreamers and Doubters

Friday, April 04, 2014

A boy dreams his parents' marriage, and a woman finds that her family is wild at heart, in stories by Delmore Schwartz and Tess Gallagher read by Leonard Nimoy and Kate Burton.

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Selected Shorts: Parents and Children

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Adult children untangle their pasts in two stories about fateful marriages and what comes down from parents to children.

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Selected Shorts: Passion for the Park

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Colson Whitehead, Walter Dean Myers, and Susan Cheever celebrate Central Park.  Happy spring!

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Selected Shorts: Happy Families?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Family is our focus on this edition of SELECTED SHORTS.   Our first story, Peter Taylor’s “Porte Cochere,” is about an angry father, and his children and his house, and our second, Alice McDermott’s “Enough,” portrays a mother seeking to get the most out of life.

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Selected Shorts: Two Tough Love Stories

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Love has been the inspiration for many stories, often romantic and rose colored, but on this program, we’re featuring two stories that are about the tougher side of love, or how you sometimes have to go through tough times to find true love.

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Selected Shorts: Loss and Recovery

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Four tales of loss and recovery in the past and present make up this varied program.

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The Takeaway

When I First Met Spock

Friday, September 03, 2010

Back in high school when I was utterly clueless about what I might do for a living I thought about being an actor. I had done numerous plays in the local community theatre in Western Michigan, where I went to high school. I was the lead in our high school musical. I played a Greek guy, Zorba the Greek, in fact, in the Kander and Ebb show, "Zorba." The opening song from that show was “Life is…” The first line, “Life is what you do while you’re waiting to die,” is a compelling, if questionable concept for a kid in high school thinking about what he might do when he grows up.

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