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Edie Falco: Don't Hold the Door for Me

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The star of Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos is a cancer survivor, a recovering addict, and a single mother. She does not want your sympathy; she just wants some nice people on set.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham Returns to the Met

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham talks about returning to the Metropolitan Opera to star again in the title role of Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.” 

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The Takeaway

Meet the Clerk Who Started the Same-Sex Marriage Revolution

Monday, April 27, 2015

Clela Rorex wasn't trying to be revolutionary when she issued marriage licenses to six same-sex couples in Boulder, Colorado in 1975. But her decision shook the country to its core.

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Studio 360

Middle East's First Female Photo Collective Focuses on Gender

Monday, April 27, 2015

The first all-women's Middle Eastern art collective has a touring photography exhibit that puts gender in the foreground. 
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Schoolbook

Maybe the Only Poem About the Long Island Rail Road (and More From Tiny Poets)

Monday, April 27, 2015

They might not be able to spell, but these first graders from Ms. Marisa's class at PS 859 in Manhattan are fast becoming wee Wordsworths.    
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Judith Miller on Iraq, WMDs, and Going to Jail to Protect a Source

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Judith Miller discusses her career at The New York Times, including her controversial reporting on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Love, Friendship, Partnership, and Other Fuzzy Lines

Monday, April 27, 2015

Maria Bello talks about the relationships that matter, and discusses a pivotal point in her life, telling her son that she had fallen in love with her best friend.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The "Embarrassment" of Amtrak

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the forty-five years since its inception, Amtrak has become a national embarrassment for America's transportation infrastructure, argues Simon van Zuylen-Wood.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The "Wild" Director Behind Some of Hollywood's Greatest Films

Monday, April 27, 2015

William Wellman, Jr. discusses the life and work of his father, "Wild Bill” Wellman, who directed eighty two movies, including Wings, A Star Is Born, and The Call of the Wild.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bruce Jenner, Trans Spokesperson: 'This Is Who I Am'

Monday, April 27, 2015

Listeners in the transgender community: how do you think Bruce Jenner did in presenting his transition to the public? And how do you feel about Jenner as a transgender spokesperson?

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: Coming Out as Trans Later in Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

At the age of 65, Bruce Jenner has announced that he is transitioning. Two transgender women discuss their experiences and what it means to transition later in life. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Curing the Culture of Distraction

Monday, April 27, 2015

An argument for turning off all distractions - not just technological ones, but mental ones as well.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope in Nepal, Tension in Baltimore, and Courage Among the Trans Community

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the earthquake relief efforts underway in Nepal, protests in the streets of Baltimore, and Bruce Jenner's interview with 20/20's Diane Sawyer.

The Sporkful

What Makes A Sandwich A Sandwich?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Is a buttered roll a sandwich? Is it still brunch if it’s 2 pm? Dan debates food and language with Peter Kim from the Museum of Food and Drink and Helen Zaltzman from The Allusionist.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Mistakes, Missteps, and Mediocrity

Monday, April 27, 2015

Judith Miller on her mistakes. The filmmaker "Wild Bill" Wellman. Maria Bello on life's unexpected twists. Why Amtrak remains a model of mediocrity.

The Takeaway

Listeners Share Odes to Their Zip Codes

Monday, April 27, 2015

Listeners from Clarkdale, Arizona to St. Louis, Missouri, share poems inspired by their ZIP codes.

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Duplicast: By Clones, For Clones

Know Your Monitor

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hanna and Emma puzzle out Orphan Black's action-packed second episode: Paul is back with a vengeance, Helena's getting waterboarded in the desert and Donnie grows some stones.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Hey I'm Walking Here: New York, a City for Walkers

Monday, April 27, 2015

The editor of The New York Times Magazine talks about great walking routes around the city.

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WNYC Digital

Listen to Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Ester in August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the first of our 10-play August Wilson series of dramatic readings, a man visits a 285-year-old renowned cleanser of souls to absolve the guilt he carries from a crime he committed. 

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WNYC News

Getting in Shape for Free

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fencing in Bryant Park in Manhattan, Zumba at Poe Park in The Bronx and meditation at the Conference House Park in Staten Island are some of the classes available this spring.  

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