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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 'Moral Vocabulary' of Millennials

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Younger listeners: did your parents raise you to succeed -- financially or in your career -- or did they emphasize a sense of morality? And did they give you a moral vocabulary?

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The Takeaway

Drew Holcomb on Life, Music and 'American Beauty'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Folk rock musician Drew Holcomb jams with Takeaway Host John Hockenberry and talks about life, family, and growing up in the south. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

As Latin America's Wealth Grows, What Will Happen to the Impoverished?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New discoveries of oil and mineral deposits in Latin America have led to an increasingly sharp rate of growth, but social strife threatens to undermine the region.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Living Single: The History, and Future, of the Unmarried Woman

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick writes about the 100 million American women, herself included, who remain unmarried. 

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The Takeaway

Becoming an Adult...Again

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Growing up is hard to do, especially when success comes early but doesn't pan out. Actor Nick Kroll and Director Ross Katz explore failing at adulthood in their film, "Adult Beginners."

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Another Round

Episode 6: Lit Like Bic

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This week we talk to Desus Nice, and we have some…

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: How to Get Billy Idol to Play Your Birthday Party for Free

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It costs $50,000 to have Billy Idol appear at a private event, a 25-year-old working at a Seattle mall convinced the rock star to play his birthday party for free.
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WNYC News

First-Time Filmmakers Explore How Romance and Autism Intersect

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The team behind "Autism in Love," a film currently showing at the Tribeca Film Festival, said they want to challenge misconceptions that people with autism don't want romance.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYU Abu Dhabi; Mona Eltahawy & Combining Families

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Egyptian activist Mona Eltahawy argues for a sexual revolution in the Middle East; an investigation into labor practices at NYU's Abu Dhabi campus & a marriage is tested by a dog.

The Takeaway

Justice Antonin Scalia: Art Imitates Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"The Originalist," a world-premiere play at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage, explores the personality and legacy of an atypical theatrical character: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lessons on Economics and Inequality from Peru's Former President; Armenia's Secret Assassins

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Economic growth and political unrest in Latin America. The overlooked rise of the unmarried woman. Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne's new film. Avenging the Armenian genocide.

The Leonard Lopate Show

After the Armenian Genocide, a Group of Survivors Transform into Assassins

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In 1921, a small group of survivors of the Armenian Genocide formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history, tracking down and assassinating former Turkish leaders.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Millennial Confronts Failure in a New Film Starring Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne star in a film about a young, hipster entrepreneur who crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch, moving in with his estranged pregnant sister.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Toll of Denial, Love and Marriage on Trial, and Art Imitating Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Takeaway explores the West's role in the Mediterranean refugee crisis, same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and a new play on Justice Antonin Scalia. 

Tribeca Film Festival Live

The Future of Immersive Storytelling

Monday, April 20, 2015

Jason Silva, host of the YouTube series Shots of Awe, speaks with other science and media writers about immersive storytelling in the digital age.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Sell Marijuana (Where It's Legal)

Monday, April 20, 2015

The founder of a legal head shop in Denver, Colorado, talks about the growing pains of the budding pot industry. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who David Brooks Calls a Worthy Role Model

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Brooks has a new book touting the moral rigor of people like Frances Perkins, who worked tirelessly for workers' rights after witnessing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Makes Your Downtown Great?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Vibrant downtowns don't just magically appear -- they're the result of deliberate, careful planning through the years. What makes your downtown so great, and how did it get that way?

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New Tech City

Listeners: So Many Ways to Cook an Avocado

Monday, April 20, 2015

Last week, IBM's Watson computing system instructed Manoush and the Sporkful's Dan Pashman to cook an avocado. It was delicious. We wanted more.Thank goodness for our listeners. 
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