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An Over-Stuffed Steve Martin Musical

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell have teamed up to write the new musical "Bright Star." Charles Isherwood reports.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Reaches America, The Horror Movie That Changed Film, and The Challenges of Home-Cooking

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Takeaway explores the spread of the Ebola virus, the cultural impact of the 1974 film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and the challenges of home-cooking.

The Leonard Lopate Show

What Are We Giving Up for the Convenience of Technology?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Factory robots, self-driving cars, and digitized medicine make our lives easier. On the other hand, they might be stealing our souls.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Apartheid Through the Eyes of One of South Africa’s First Black Photojournalists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In the mid-1960s, photojournalist Ernest Cole risked his freedom to reveal the realities of life under apartheid. A new exhibition celebrates Cole's work. 

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Studio 360

SNL’s Newest Cast Member Isn’t Old Enough to Attend the Show's After Party

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twenty-year-old comedian Pete Davidson can't buy a beer (or rent a car) to celebrate his ascension to sketch comedy’s highest ranks.
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Studio 360

When Will Lego Art Grow Up?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lego-based art is suddenly ubiquitous — Ai Weiwei's new installation uses 1.2 million of them. But why is it so visually unimaginative?
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The Takeaway

The Rhinestone Cowboy's Final Recording

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

John Schaefer, host of WNYC's "Soundcheck" and "New Sounds," reviews Glen Campbell's final recording.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ray Kelly; Responsible Gun Rights; Pro-Democracy Demonstrators

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly; responsible gun rights; pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong; and the evolution of baby food.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Thirteen Days that Changed the Middle East Peace Process

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first Middle East peace treaty, one which endures today.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Negotiating the Middle East Peace Process, and Documenting Apartheid in South Africa

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lawrence Wright on the Middle East peace accords, Joseph Lelyveld on photography during apartheid, Damon Galgut on his new novel, and Nicholas Carr on the technology tradeoff. 

Live Broadcasts

Vienna Philharmonic Plays Beethoven and Dvorak

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In our fourth and final broadcast from the 2014 Lucerne Festival, violinist Sergey Khachatryan joins the Vienna Philharmonic for Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Arctic Summer, a Fictional Biography of E.M. Forester's A Passage to India

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Damon Galgut's new novel, Arctic Summer, is a fictionalized biography of E. M. Forster, focusing on Forster's years in India while writing his masterpiece, A Passage to India.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Rhinestone Cowboy, A Super Fan's Dream, and a MacArthur Genius

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Takeaway reviews the last song from Glen Campbell, the long-awaited comeback by the Kansas City Royals, and a MacArthur Grant winner discusses her research.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Tennessee Williams' Hidden Drama

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tennessee Williams's plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Stories Behind the Accidental Inventors Who Shaped the World

Monday, September 29, 2014

The accidental genius and brilliant mistakes that led to the invention of some everyday objects of modern life

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Robert Kiley, Underground Movements, New York’s Subways

Monday, September 29, 2014

He cleaned up the subways.
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Studio 360

NanoArt: Teeny Tiny Landscapes

Monday, September 29, 2014

With the help of an electron microscope, some scientists have gone past observing the atomic landscape to shaping it, creating tiny sculptures and other works known as NanoArt.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years Since: "The End of History;" the Start of "The Simpsons"

Monday, September 29, 2014

25 years of the show, starting with 1989: Francis Fukuyama and "The Simpsons;" enterovirus update; Melissa Mark-Viverito; and one queer, feminist Latina's story.

Exploring Music

Life Among the Dead: Requiem Masses

Monday, September 29, 2014

This week host Bill McGlaughlin ventures into hallowed territory with some of the most profound music in the literature, including requiems by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz and others.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Demanding Democracy, Disappearing Bees, and Careers in Tech

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Takeaway examines pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the mystery behind colony collapse disorder, and evolving careers in technology.