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The Leonard Lopate Show

Botticelli, Mafiosi, Berlusconi: The Paradox of Italy

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Football, Freemasonry, sex, symbolism, and why the Italians have twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Glamour Girls, Murder, and the Mayor

Monday, November 24, 2014

WNYC
What lurked behind William O'Dwyer's charmed life?
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The Takeaway

Trying a Mobster

Friday, June 27, 2014

A new documentary on Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston crime boss, raises more questions than answers: was he a cold-hearted killer or a neighborhood protector? Where is the line between informant and rat? 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Nicholas Pileggi, The Mafia in New York City

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In a one-hour talk that has the easy-going feel of a conversation in a diner, Nicholas Pileggi provides an account of how the Mafia came to power in New York City. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Not a Rat, a Cat

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mark Riley, journalist and political analyst, discusses recent revelations that Rev. Al Sharpton cooperated with the FBI to get information from one of New York's most notorious mafia crime families in the 1980s.

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WNYC News

Rev. Al Sharpton Says He's Not a Rat

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

WNYC

The Rev. Al Sharpton said a report indicating that he was a paid FBI informant in the 1980s is old news. But he acknowledged he worked with the FBI while he was in the music business to protect himself from the mob.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mob Boss

Friday, October 04, 2013

Former boss "Little Al" D'Arco was the highest-ranking mobster to become a government informant. His life story is told by Tom Robbins in his new book Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al D’Arco, The Man Who Brought Down the Mafia. Robbins is an investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY School of Journalism and former longtime columnist at the Village Voice. Jerry Capeci, who writes a weekly column on organized crime at GangLandNews.com and has covered the mafia as a journalist for decades, co-authored the new book.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

American Jews; Mayors in a Disaster; Mob Boss; Shutdown Day 4

Friday, October 04, 2013

A new study from Pew found that American Jews have less identification to the religion than to the culture. Jane Eisner, editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, explains. Plus: Dave Weigel of Slate talks about the latest on the government shutdown as we take your calls on how it’s affecting your work or personal life. Then, Irwin Redlener of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, talks about how the next mayor could handle disasters; investigative reporters Tom Robbins and Jerry Capeci talk about their new book on the mob; and a discussion of what it’s like to communicate illness.

WNYC News

Stabbing of Pizzeria Owner Recalls Neighborhood's Gritty Past

Monday, April 18, 2011

WNYC

The shocking day-time stabbing of a popular pizzeria owner last week in the quiet Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens stunned many — but for others, the brutal attack hearkened back to an era of Brooklyn's grittier past.

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WNYC News

The Indictments in the Organized Crime Sweep

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Here are the indictments released in connection to the U.S. Department of Justice arrests of more than 100 alleged organized crime figures. 

 

 

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Studio 360

Vegas Comics

Saturday, December 13, 2003

When prohibition ended, the Mafia was well-poised to maintain a grip on the country's burgeoning nightclubs, which featured comedians between the big band music and jazz. Shecky Green, Kaye Ballard and Larry Storch — some of the comics who worked those clubs in the 50s — recall what ...

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Studio 360

La Musica Della Mafia

Saturday, December 13, 2003

The songs in this collection of traditional Italian folk music were all written by, for and about the Mafia, and provide a tantalizing oral history of Italy's mythic criminal universe. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Studio 360

Mobsters, Gangstas, Comics

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Kurt Andersen and writer David Remnick talk about pop culture's fascination with organized crime.

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Studio 360

La Musica Della Mafia

Saturday, October 05, 2002

The songs in this collection of traditional Italian folk music were all written by, for, and about the Mafia, and provide a tantalizing oral history of Italy's mythic criminal universe.

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Studio 360

David Remnick on Organized Crime

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Kurt Andersen and writer David Remnick talk about pop culture’s fascination with organized crime. 

Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Lenin’s Tomb and is the author of the Muhammad Ali biography, King of the World.

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Studio 360

Vegas Comics Remember Their Underworld Bosses

Saturday, October 05, 2002

When prohibition ended, the Mafia was well-poised to maintain a grip on the country's burgeoning nightclubs, which featured comedians between the big band music and jazz. Shecky Green, Kaye Ballard and Larry Storch — some of the comics who worked those clubs in the '50s — recall what it was ...

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