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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Spicy Red Lentil and Tomato Curry

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Science Behind Our 'Quest for Cool'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look at how humans have judged "coolness" since prehistoric times.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Shrimp Barka

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Strangers Police Moms

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A writer talks about how her life was turned upside down when a stranger called the police after seeing her leave her child in the car.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Series of Murders Unsolved, Until a Computer Accident Led to an Arrest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lonnie Franklin was arrested as a suspect in the "Grim Sleeper" murders due to an accidental computer match. The killings took place in South Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Wolf Hall" Adapted for the Stage

Thursday, April 23, 2015

We talk to the actors in the stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize winning novel, Wolf Hall, based on the deceit, betrayal, and intrigue of the court of Henry VIII. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Splash in the Superfund, a Dip For Earth Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Christopher Swain joins us to discuss his Earth Day swim in the Gowanus Canal, and what it is like to do the breast stroke in a Superfund site. 

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The Takeaway

When Sexual Harassment is Part of The Job

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brittany Bronson, a writer, teacher, and cocktail waitress at a Las Vegas casino, says that every shift involves a compromise between her gender politics and her daily wages.

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The Takeaway

Bourbon Heist Reveals Industry of Illusion

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A series of bourbon and whiskey thefts have shook Kentucky. But one expert says the smuggling ring—which almost got away with $100,000 in spirits—tells us a lot about the industry.

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WNYC News

Report: Latino Kids in New York City Have it the Hardest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New statistics show Latino children in the city, more than any other group, are living in serious poverty and failing to graduate high school.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OneNYC; the Quest for Cool & Jim Kaat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The city's new environmental plan; changes to the way summons are issued in the city; strangers policing parents; the quest for cool and former Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat.

Studio 360

Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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Studio 360

2015 Will Be Hip-Hop’s Best Year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

There's so much good hip-hop in 2015 that you could forget about a bunch of it and it would still be one of the best years ever — and it's not even May.

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Studio 360

How Do You Draw Dark Matter?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

An artist and an astrophysicist put their heads together to imagine how dark matter — the invisible stuff holding the universe together — would look if we could see it.

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Studio 360

A Hymn to Coal Miners Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Composer Julia Wolfe’s oratorio “Anthracite Fields” questions how we contribute to the environmental disaster that is coal mining.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Love, Loss, and Betrayal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The cast of "Wolf Hall" on Broadway. Peter Coyote on the mentors who shaped him. Elizabeth Alexander on the sudden death of her husband. The "Grim Sleeper" case. Swimming in the Gowanus.

Fishko Files

Unison: Synch and Synergy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s a particular synergy that comes from many people doing the same thing.

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Studio 360

Steve Coogan, Visualizing Dark Matter, & Hip-Hop’s Best Year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The actor Steve Coogan feels "Happyish," an artist and a scientist try to visualize dark matter, and we find out why 2015 will be hip-hop’s best year ever.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Kentucky Bourbon, The Music of Protest, and Sexual Harassment

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a massive bourbon heist, Sri Lankan-American musician Bhi Bhiman drops by, and we look at sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.

Studio 360

Mixtapes Still Work Without the Music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hip-hop artists put extra effort into mixtape album art, and now we have the coffee table book to prove it. 
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