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The Brian Lehrer Show

Social Security Overhaul; The Trans-Pacific Partnership; A Dollar Slice

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Christie's overhaul of Social Security; the Trans-Pacific Partnership; the Pope addresses the Armenian genocide; Times Square as an urban model; the history and evolution of pizza.

The Takeaway

Frida Kahlo's Unpublished Love Letters For Sale

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

This Wednesday, a New York auction house will put 25 love letters written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo up for sale.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Open, New York?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Ferrari museum in Oyster Bay. A pierogi shop in Gowanus. A heavy metal bar in Queens. In this first installment of our new series, we hear about what's new in your neighborhood.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Provocative Proposal for Doing Good

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A professor of bioethics from Princeton argues in favor of "effective altruism" - that is, maximizing the number of people who benefit from your donations.

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The Takeaway

A True Story About Identity Theft, Murder, and Lies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A murderer on the FBI's Most Wanted List stole journalist Mike Finkel's identity. Now this true crime story is headed to the big screen.

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Another Round

Episode 5: Young East African Girl

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On this week’s episode: East African feminism, th…

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Studio 360

Shepard Fairey's Street Art Takes Center Stage in Miami Ballet

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Scene: Miami | From WLRN's Arts & Culture Desk | A new ballet pairs one of ballet's most sought-after choreographers, with ubiquitous street artist Shepard Fairey.
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WNYC News

City to Acknowledge It Operated a Slave Market for More Than 50 Years

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Wall Street's new historical marker will explain that in the 1700s, New York had an official location for buying, selling and renting human beings.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Parched West and the Birth of a Theorem

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The great Pacific Coast drought. The life and work of Tennessee Williams. Ballet star David Hallberg. French mathematician Cédric Villani.  

Here's The Thing

Lawrence Wright on Religion, ISIS, and Scientology

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The New Yorker staff writer and author tells Alec Baldwin that sometimes the better part of human nature can lead to the most dangerous places. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An International Ballet Star on the Dances That Inspire Him

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

“David Hallberg Presents: Legacy” will offer a look at world-renowned ballet companies like The Mariinsky Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet as they perform rarely-seen contemporary works.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Love Letters, Murder and Lies, and Making it in Music

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Takeaway looks at artist Frida Kahol's love letters, a new film about murder and lies, and musician Amy Speace drops by.

The Leonard Lopate Show

A Bird's Eye Perspective of the Planet, and Its Problems

Monday, April 13, 2015

Living on the International Space Station, witnessing Earth from afar, gave Ron Garan a new point of view on the vexing problems we face today.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Black Lives Reimagined in Kehinde Wiley's Art

Monday, April 13, 2015

Riffing on paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Family's Great Migration North

Monday, April 13, 2015

A new exhibition at MoMA focuses on The Great Migration from the Jim Crow South to Harlem in the 1930s. We heard from listeners about their personal family connections to the movement.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

America's "Treasure Hunt" for Asian Art

Monday, April 13, 2015

The history of Chinese Art in North America, from the Opium Wars, to the Boxer Rebellion, to Mao Zedong's 1949 ascent.

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Studio 360

Let Sleeping Giants Lie (on the Sides of Buildings)

Monday, April 13, 2015

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but there are giants slumbering on the buildings thanks to the art collective Dawn of Man. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Old Masters Reimagined in Brooklyn, How Chinese Art Came to America

Monday, April 13, 2015

An astronaut's orbital perspective on the planet. Kehinde Wiley's inventive portraits. Chinese Art in North America. The women who transformed Washington D.C. during the civil war.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Women Who Forever Changed Washington D.C. During the Civil War

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cokie Roberts introduces the resilient women who remained in America's capital after the declaration of secession, chronicling their momentous experiences.

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The Sporkful

Andrew Zimmern and IBM Want To Put Meat In Your Cocktail

Monday, April 13, 2015

The host of Bizarre Foods says, “We have such a narrow definition of what’s edible.” So IBM wants its Watson technology to discover new flavors and foods. But how will the future taste?