The Leonard Lopate Show

Getting Organized in the New Year

Friday, January 02, 2015

Associate Home Editor of Real Simple magazine Stephanie Sisco and founder of Apartment Therapy Maxwell Ryan discuss how to get organized for a fresh start in the New Year.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Hang on to Too Much Stuff – and How to Stop

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — and that can be a problem. The psychology behind why it’s hard (but often necessary) to let go of our excess things.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Get Organized for the New Year

Friday, December 27, 2013

From cleaning out closets and clearing clutter to the tangle of wires behind your television and stereo, Maxwell Ryan, CEO and founder of Apartment Therapy, gives advice and answers questions about how to get organized for the new year. Now you have no excuse!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Climate Change March

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bill McKibben, environmentalist, resident scholar at Middlebury College and founder of, discusses the weekend protest against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio, from the A&E show Hoarders gives advice on how to take control of your stuff and unclutter your lives. In The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life, Dr. Zasio shares stories from the show, including some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she’s encountered—and explains how readers can learn from these extreme examples.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Get Organized

Friday, October 26, 2012

Kristin van Ogtrop, Managing Editor of Real Simple magazine, and Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, the founder and CEO of Apartment Therapy, offer advice on how to clear away clutter in our homes and organize our closets and cupboards, desktops and drawers. We'll also be taking calls!

Do you have questions about how to be more organized and how to get rid of clutter? Leave a comment below!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What You Need - and Don't Need - in the Kitchen

Thursday, January 05, 2012

There's not a lot of storage space or counter space in most New York apartment kitchens. Melissa Clark, author of Cook This Now and the New York Times column “A Good Appetite,” discusses which kitchen appliances, gadgets, and tools are essentials to have in your kitchen, and which you can live without. We’ll also take listener calls!

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Transportation Nation

Transit Tunnel Proponents, Caught Off Guard, Fight Back

Monday, October 18, 2010

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation)  Almost up until the time New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he'd be shutting down the largest transit construction project in U.S. DOT history, federal government supporters and local planners seemed to believe the ARC tunnel couldn't die.

The project's benefits were too great, they thought — doubling commuter rail capacity into New York City, reducing carbon emissions, creating 6,000 construction jobs and many more permanent jobs — for it to die.

But they read Governor Chris Christie wrong.  A belt-tightener whose national star is on the rise in the Republican party, Christie had become alarmed by some preliminary figures he'd seen showing cost overruns, and never wavered from that stance, even as his administration was quietly lobbied.

Now the lobbying is getting noisy. The New Jersey AFL-CIO is staging a "major rally" Tuesday at the construction site, and the Regional Plan Association, Tristate Transportation Campaign, and other groups are leafleting and say they'll be running advertisements in major dailies.

They have as their ally U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.  LaHood already convinced a reluctant Christie to "review options," over a two-week period ending this Friday on the project's future.  The agreement came after an unusual meeting where LaHood and top staff flew to Trenton.  LaHood said Monday he'll be meeting again with Christie to "present information" gleaned in the two-week review.  No word yet on what kinds of options New Jersey and the U.S. DOT are looking at, or whether all this noise will budge the determined Christie one bit.

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Radio Rookies


Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Marisa, leftist teen activist, tries to start a youth activism group on Staten Island and learns a few things about what does and doesn't sway the conservative masses.