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Raymond Sokolov's 40 Years in Food

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Raymond Sokolov became food editor of the New York Times in 1971, and he discusses his long, memorable career as restaurant critic, food historian, and author. In Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food, he traces the food scene he reported on in America and abroad, from backwoods barbecue shack in Alabama to molecular gastronomy at El Bulli in Spain.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Apologies, Restaurant Reviews, the Documentary "Bidder 70"

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dave Bry talks about how apologizing to everyone from his date to a junior high school dance to his cancer-stricken father has helped him come to terms with his past. Then, Raymond Sokolov on watching the food world change since 1971, when he was named food editor at the New York Times. And the directors of the documentary “Bidder 70” tell the story of Tim DeChristopher, who was sent to prison after he successfully bid against energy and mining companies to buy 22,000 acres of land in Utah with no intention of drilling on it. 

Micropolis

Micropolis: Mapping Love, Hate & Loss in Manhattan

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What's with this city, that we endlessly dissect it, glorify it, wonder how exactly we fit into it?

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Radiolab

The Septendecennial Sing-Along

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Every 17 years, a deafening sex orchestra hits the East Coast -- billions and billions of cicadas crawl out of the ground, sing their hearts out, then mate and die. In this short, Jad and Robert talk to a man who gets inside that noise to dissect its meaning and musical components.

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Radiolab

Help Us Track Next Year's Periodical Cicadas

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

If you live in IA, IL, MO, LA, or MS and want to help us track the 2014 periodical cicada emergences there, fill out this form to request a soil temperature kit. While supplies last... we have a limited number.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lauren Graham

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lauren Graham talks about her career as an actress—from "Gilmore Girls" to "Guys and Dolls" to "Parenthood"—and her new novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe. She shares stories about anxiety and auditions.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Lauren Graham

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about writing her debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe. She also told us what's on the playlist she's making for the actors who play her kids on the comedy series Parenthood.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andrew Revkin's Stroke of Luck

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Reporter Andrew Revkin, who writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times, talks about having a stroke 22 months ago. His article "My Stroke of Luck" is in the Science section of today's New York Times.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

JR Inside Out: The Power of Public Street Portraits

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The artist "JR" is known for his large-scale close-up photo portraits, plastered on walls around the world from Times Square to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Now he's launched "Inside Out," a project that allows participants from around the world to make their own street portraits. JR discusses the project, made possible by the TED prize, and the new documentary about his work, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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The Takeaway

The Music Scene of Minneapolis

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today, as The Takeaway broadcasts from Minnesota Public Radio, we look at the music scene in the Twin Cities, where some of the nation's biggest headliners got their start, from Bob Dylan to Prince. Musician Jeremy Messersmith acts as a tour guide around Minneapolis/St. Paul. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Architect Daniel Libeskind; AP Phone Probe; Artist JR

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Daniel Libeskind is the architect behind the 1,776-foot tower for One World Trade Center. He talks about his process, the symbolism behind the design, and his thoughts on architectural trends today. Plus: the Justice Department and the AP phone records; Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times on what lessons can come from the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh; and the artist JR on his Inside Out project that’s been in Times Square; and we kick off our series on obituaries.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Actress Lauren Graham, Surviving a Stroke, Jared Cohen on Our Digital Future

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lauren Graham talks about her acting career and about writing her first novel. New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin talks about having a stroke nearly two years ago. Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas and a former advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, talks about how new technologies are making us re-evaluate all corners of public and private life.

WNYC News

Popular Psychologist Joyce Brothers Dead at 85

Monday, May 13, 2013

Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85.

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WNYC News

Spring Cleaning Made Easier

Monday, May 13, 2013

WNYC

It’s spring, which means it’s time for cleaning.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How You Know You're A Grown A$$ Woman

Monday, May 13, 2013

Lindy West, Jezebel staff writer and author of How to Be a Person, talks about the Greene Space event How to Be a Grown A$$ Woman tonight--and takes your calls on how you know you're grown.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin

Monday, May 13, 2013

Leslie Woodhead reveals how the music of the Beatles played a major role in waking up an entire generation of Soviet youth, opening their eyes to 70 years of bland official culture and rigid authoritarianism. In How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin, he writes about how, in the USSR, music fans risked repression to hear the Beatles, and the Beatles and the bands they inspired helped break down the walls of Soviet culture.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Philadelphia Chromosome; the Beatles in the USSR; Buddy & Jim; Photojournalists on War

Monday, May 13, 2013

We’ll hear the story of how the accidental discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome led to the first successful treatment of a cancer on a genetic level three decades later. Leslie Woodhead tells how the Beatles helped to inspire an entire generation of Soviet youth. Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale talk about their new album, “Buddy & Jim.” And Michael Kamber and photojournalists Alan Chin and Ashley Gilbertson talk about covering the Iraq War.

Here's The Thing

Elaine Stritch

Monday, May 13, 2013

Elaine Stritch was known recently as Alec Baldwin's mother on TV's "30 Rock." In this extensive conversation from 2013, the two showbiz legends discuss Stritch's seven-decade career.

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Meet the @WQXRMembers

Meet Lauren Tucker Cross: @LaurenAlloyce

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Lauren Tucker Cross takes the wheel of @WQXRMember, a Twitter feed run entirely by WQXR members, from May 12-18.

More about Lauren:
Lauren Tucker Cross is passionate about music and loves to listen to music of all genres. She is a performing member of the Collegiate Chorale. She loves to play piano, violin and recently added a theremin to her repertoire. 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: What Would You Do?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Old friends, hard choices, and a wardrobe malfunction.  David Sedaris hosts, and reads a comic rant by Frank Gannon.

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