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[Unedited] Marie Howe and Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 25, 2013

An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us.

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Fishko Files

Films of '59

Thursday, April 25, 2013

WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back to the films of 1959. From romantic comedies to sword-and-sandal spectacles, the films of that year spoke volumes about what was happening off screen (produced in 2009).

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jessica Soffer's Novel, Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jessica Soffer discusses her novel Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots. It’s the story of two women adrift in New York, a widow and an almost-orphan, each searching for someone she’s lost. They’re brought together through cooking, and begin to suspect they are connected by more than their love of food.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Wall Street Manipulation, Chuck Close, Jessica Soffer's Novel, Jeremy Scahill on Covert War

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi talks about whether bankers and brokers manipulated the market rates that affect global borrowing costs. Chuck Close describes the process of using large-scale Polaroid photographs to create his paintings. Jessica Soffer discusses her novel called Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots. The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill talks about America’s covert wars and the elite soldiers who operate in more than 100 countries around the world.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Actor Jim Parsons

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Actor Jim Parsons discusses his role on the hit television show “The Big Bang Theory,” and starring in the HBO version of “The Normal Heart.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Jim Parsons

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Jim Parsons was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his role as Sheldon Cooper in the hit TV series "The Big Bang Theory" and his role in the upcoming HBO version of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart." He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Frugal Traveler's Memoir

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Matt Gross, former 'Frugal Traveler' for The New York Times, now editor of BonAppetit.com, and author of The Turk Who Loved Apples And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World, talks about his journeys around the world and takes your travel quandaries and questions.

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WNYC News

Listen! The 1964 World's Fair in Sound

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The 1964 World's Fair opened 50 years ago this week. In this archive joint, master builder Robert Moses, former Governor Charles Poletti and a cornucopia of others preview attractions expected at the fair. Among the featured attractions: The Pietà and a pavilion dedicated to the United Arab Republic. "We feel it's very, very important for the American people to learn more about Arab countries," Moses says.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Beyond the Checklist: Making Medicine Safer

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The U.S. healthcare system is now spending many millions of dollars to improve "patient safety" and "inter-professional practice." Yet every year an estimated 100,000 patients are still affected by preventable medical errors or infections. Suzanne Gordon and Patrick Mendenhall look at how health care providers can reduce medical errors and injuries. In Beyond the Checklist: What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety, they show that lives could be saved and patient care enhanced if hospitals adapted relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rachel Kushner's Novel The Flame Throwers

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rachel Kushner talks about her novel, The Flame Throwers, the story of a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s—by turns underground, elite, and dangerous. She falls in with members of the radical movement that overtook Italy in the 1970s.

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Around Broadway

Telekinetic Matilda Moves Broadway

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wait a minute. A girl who can make objects move just with her mind. Hasn’t this been on Broadway already — and failed? Yes, but that was Carrie, an altogether different girl. This girl is Matilda and her new Broadway musical is based on a children’s book by Roald Dahl.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Better Medicine, Jim Parsons, Rachel Kushner's New Novel, Vali Nars on Foreign Policy

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

We’ll find out what can be done to protect the estimated 100 thousand patients who are affected by preventable medical errors or infections. Jim Parsons drops by to talk about his hit TV series, “The Big Bang Theory” and the upcoming HBO version of Larry Kramer’s play “The Normal Heart.” Rachel Kushner discusses her new novel, The Flame Throwers. Vali Nasr, who was senior advisor to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, explains why he feels American foreign policy is in retreat.

Soundcheck

Hyperacusis: When Hearing Hurts

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Writer Joyce Cohen tells us about a condition called hyperacusis, which is characterized by an extreme sensitivity to sound. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michael Pollan on Cooking

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Michael Pollan explains that cooking is the most important thing we can do to help reform the American food system to make it more sustainable and healthier and improve the health and well-being of individuals. He discusses how fire, water, air, and earth transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In his new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, he tracks his effort to master cooking with the four elements: learning from a North Carolina barbecue pit master, a Chez Panisse–trained cook, a celebrated baker, several master fermenters.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Michael Pollan

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Michael Pollan was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how cooking transforms nature into culture (and dinner). He also told us what his favorite comfort food is and about love of Cracker Jacks!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Adoption and the Culture Wars

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Adoption is often described as a “win-win” solution—for a child in need of a home and for adoptive parents longing for a son or a daughter to raise. However, in the fuller equation adoption is too often a zero-sum game, in which the happiness of one family comes at the expense of another." Excerpt from Kathryn Joyce's new book.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Talley's Folley"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Danny Burstein and Sarah Paulson talk about starring in Roundabout Theatre Company’s new off-Broadway production of “Talley’s Folly.” At the end of World War II, a Jewish immigrant who has spent his life keeping others at a distance, returns to the small town where he first met Sally Talley, a nurse with deep misgivings about the country’s future. The two try to figure out their place in the world and with each other. “Talley’s Folly” is playing at the Laura Pels Theatre.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Kon-Tiki"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Olav Heyerdahl and Petter Skavlan discuss the film “Kon-Tiki,” based on the 1951 Academy Award-winning documentary of the same name. It tells the story of Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian explorer who crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, with five men, to prove that South Americans could have crossed the sea and settled on Polynesian islands in pre-Columbian times. They embarked on this 101 day-long journey across 4,300 miles, while reporting back via morse code, and the whole world was following. Olav Heyerdahl is Thor Heyerdahl’s grandson and Petter Skavlan is the screenwriter who wrote the script with Thor Heyerdahl. “Kon-Tiki” opens April 26 at the Paris Theatre and the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Stelter on the Cutthroat World of Morning TV

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Brian Stelter, New York Times media reporter and author of the new book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, discusses his book about the battle between Good Morning America and The Today Show, and the role of these morning shows in the national media landscape.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Earl "the Pearl" Monroe

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This live interview first aired live on April 23, 2013. An edited version was re-broadcast as part of a special best-of show for Labor Day on September 2, 2013.

With the Knicks in the playoffs and 40 years after the team he was a part of won the championshipEarl "the Pearl" Monroe, former New York Knick, Hall of Fame inductee and author of Earl The Pearl: My Story (Rodale Books, 2013)stops by to talk about the NBA then and now.

→ VIDEO: Earl The Pearl describing how he learned to dribble to music.

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