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The Brian Lehrer Show

Live to Work/Work to Live

Monday, June 08, 2009

We spend much of our adult lives at work--yet what makes employment meaningful is not well understood. Alain de Botton, writer, philosopher, and author of The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, takes a look at the modern idea that you can do well by doing good.

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The Takeaway

Tell Us Your Summer Plans. Work? Travel? Let Us Know.

Friday, June 05, 2009

School is out! What are your big plans for the summer? Work? Look for work? Travel?

What's your take? Leave a comment or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

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Studio 360

Geoffrey Rush

Friday, June 05, 2009

He broke into Hollywood at age 45 with his Oscar-winning performance in 1996's "Shine." Since then, the Australian has starred in period pieces like "Elizabeth" and "Quills" and the summer blockbuster franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean." Now he's up for a Tony for his role in Eugène Ionesco's "Exit the ...

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Studio 360

Sam Raimi

Friday, June 05, 2009

Kurt talks with filmmaker Sam Raimi about his new movie, "Drag Me to Hell." Best known for directing "Spiderman," Raimi's roots are in horror. He tells Kurt about the limitations of digital effects and the relationship between horror and comedy.

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Studio 360

Writing the Next "Wall Street"

Friday, June 05, 2009

Screenwriters are busy trying to figure out how to tell the story of our current economic collapse as entertainment. The cinematic gold standard for financial movies is still Oliver Stone's "Wall Street," from 1987. Matthew Cavnar spoke to some writers struggling to craft a "Wall Street" for our ...

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Studio 360

August Wilson's Come and Gone

Friday, June 05, 2009

Joe Turner's Come and Gone” is part of August Wilson's ten-play cycle about African-American life in Pittsburgh. It has returned to Broadway for the first time since the playwright's death (in 2005); the production is nominated for six Tony awards. But controversy and anger has surrounded the selection ...

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Studio 360

Gang Side Story

Friday, June 05, 2009

A revival of “West Side Story” is up for four Tonys. With choreography, and score, and songs that are all regarded as classics, we sometimes forget the show is all about gang violence. The writer Bruce George is a former member of the Bronx gang ...

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Fishko Files

From The Archives: Remembering World War II (Originally Aired 9/21/2007)

Friday, June 05, 2009

World War II is still alive in popular culture. Its stories are told in each generation in films, documentaries, and books. In this archival episode, Sara Fishko considers our endless fascination with the most documented event in history.

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Studio 360

Wilson, Rush, Raimi

Friday, June 05, 2009

With Tony awards upon us, we check in on some of Broadway's best. A revival of August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" is up for six Tonys, but has caused controversy with the choice of a white director. Wilson’s widow says that critics have misunderstood Wilson’s position. Kurt Andersen talks with Geoffrey Rush, nominated for his role in "Exit the King." And later, "Spiderman" director Sam Raimi talks about his new horror movie, "Drag Me to Hell."

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WNYC News

Gay Marriage Bill Still in NY Senate Limbo

Thursday, June 04, 2009

With just two weeks before the end of the legislative session, New York's gay marriage bill is still in limbo in the state senate. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Tom Duane (D-Manhattan), insists it has enough votes to pass, as it did in the Assembly.

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WNYC News

2 More New Yorkers Dead With Swine Flu

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Two more city residents who had the swine flu have died, bringing the total to seven. And health officials are providing a first glimpse of the “underlying conditions” that can turn swine flu from a mild illness into a severe or fatal one. WNYC’s Fred ...

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WNYC News

NY Cop Remembered as Family Man, Full of Promise

Thursday, June 04, 2009

This morning thousands of police officers from across the country are gathering for the funeral of NYPD Officer Omar Edwards. He was shot and killed by another NYPD officer last week, in what police believe was a friendly fire tragedy. This week, WNYC's Bob Hennelly ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Outcasts United

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Fugees is a soccer program for boys outside of Atlanta who are refugees from war-torn countries in Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East. Warren St. John tells the story of the program and the problems facing immigrant kids living with memories of tragedy in Outcasts United: A Refugee ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A New Face

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Dr. Maria Siemionow made history in December 2008 by leading the team that performed this first near-total face transplant in the United States. She recounts her 30 year journey to the forefront of American medicine and reveals the complex process behind transplants in her book Face to Face: My ...

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The Takeaway

Advice: Lessons for Parents, From Parents

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tell the truth about having kids. In the often frustrating, sleep-deprived role of parent, what advice can you pass on? Share your strategies and stories of parenting with us.

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Studio 360

Life is a Hallway

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

July in June. We aired one of our favorite Miranda July short stories this past weekend. Then I noticed this video popping up on some of my favorite blogs. It's from July's installation at the 2008 International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Yokohama, Japan. It's thoughtful, funny, wordy, and the tiniest bit pretentious. Hooray for existential art! And it makes me excited to see what she comes up with next.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Ramen King and I

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

As he approached 40, Andy Raskin decided he needed help figuring out why he was incapable of being faithful in romantic relationships. The solution he discovered to his romance troubles? Ramen. In his book The Ramen King and I Raskin explains how traveling to Japan to meet Momofuku Ando, ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Sedaris

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

David Sedaris on his collection of 22 essays on his favored topics: death, compulsion, unwanted sexual advances and corporal decay. It's called When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

Event: David Sedaris will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, June 2 at 6 pm
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The Takeaway

All You Need Is... Work? What's Your Takeaway?

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Many people seek out meaning through the work they do. Which is more important to you, work or love? Have you had to choose between the two? What does work give you that love can't provide?

What's your take? Leave a comment or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

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