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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Weight of the World

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Guest host Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. She’ll talk to Nancy Sherman about the psychological and moral weight war has on soldiers. And Wall Street Journal columnist Jeremy Singer-Vine tells us about the latest medical research and how you can use it. Then, we’ll find out about the ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Academia and Animation

Friday, March 26, 2010

Guest host Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. She’ll talk with former Columbia University provost Jonathan Cole about the evolution of America’s higher learning institutions. Then, playwright Conor McPherson and actor Ciaran Hinds discuss their new film “The Eclipse.” And we’ll learn how animation changed between 1984 and 1994. ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Express Yourself

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Christopher Walken talks about his life, career, and returning to Broadway as the star of “A Behanding in Spokane.” And we’ll speak with museum guards about their own artwork. Then, we’ll take a look at the hundreds of thousands of condolence letters Jackie Kennedy received after her husband’s assassination. Plus, ...

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Radiolab

The Bus Stop

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lulu Miller talks to a nursing home in Düsseldorf, Germany that came up with a novel approach to caring for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lives Intersecting

Friday, March 19, 2010

On today’s show, NPR's Deborah Amos reports on what the Sunni diaspora means for both Iraq and its neighbors. Then, Chris Cleave talks about his novel Little Bee, about a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan who can't escape her troubled past. And Actress Noomi Rapace and director Niels Anden Oplev discuss the ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Shaking Woman

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down in 2006, and the seizures happened again and again. She talks about searching for a diagnosis to her disorder. Her memoir The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves is an account of her search, and how it ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Challenges

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Longtime political opponents Ted Olson and David Boies discuss why they've joined forces to challenge California’s Proposition 8 in court. Then, novelist Siri Hustvedt on her long quest for a diagnosis to her inexplicable seizures. Also, Lionel Shriver with her timely new novel, So Much for That. And, the Gurus ...

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Radiolab

Do I Know You?

Monday, March 08, 2010

A rare and haunting disorder called Capgras turns loved ones into imposters--and reveals that recognizing people, even the people we know the best, is more about how they make us feel than what we see in front of our eyes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Beauty and the Brain

Monday, March 08, 2010

Neeraja Balachander, of the Zanvyl Krieger Mind-Brain Institute at The Johns Hopkins University, and Gary Vikan, director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and curator of the exhibition “Beauty and the Brain: A Neural Approach to Aesthetics,” talk about that exhibition, which is an experiment on how ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sheena Iyengar

Monday, March 08, 2010

Sheena Iyengar, Columbia University professor and author of The Art of Choosing, offers surprising insights into "choice" and how too many options can be as bad as too few.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Suicide Rate among Veterans

Monday, March 01, 2010

Todd Bowers, the Deputy Policy Director for Government Affairs for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), discusses the rising rate of suicides among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Bowers is a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserves and has served two tours in ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rescue Operations

Monday, March 01, 2010

Today, we’ll discuss the rising rate of suicides among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And we'll find out about William Stewart Halsted, the doctor who has been called the father of modern surgery. Then, Turkish novelist Elif Shafak talks about her new novel, which tells two tales--one ...

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The Takeaway

Calling All Takeaway Listeners and Cat Owners

Friday, February 26, 2010

A few weeks back we held a Takeaway dog show to coincide with the Westminster Kennel Dog Show and got a huge response from listeners.  Hundreds of people sent in their photos of their canines and you voted for the winner.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

We All Have Issues

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New York Times and New York Times Magazine contributing writer Judith Warner, argues that the assumption that kids are over-diagnosed and over-medicalized for mental health disorders is potentially very destructive. She discusses her new book We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Trauma Myth

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Psychologist Susan Clancy reports on years of research and argues that it’s not sexual abuse itself that causes trauma but rather the narrative that is imposed on the abuse experience.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Healing Powers

Thursday, February 18, 2010

On today’s show, psychologist Susan Clancy talks about her book The Trauma Myth, which has stirred up quite a firestorm because of her complex take on sexual abuse. Then, Paula Butturini discusses the challenges her marriage faced after her husband was shot and nearly killed by sniper fire while he ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Manufacturing Depression

Friday, February 12, 2010

More and more people have begun to ask themselves if they are happy, and if their unhappiness is a disease that can—and should—be treated by medication. Gary Greenberg discusses depression, drawing on medical scholarship, his 25 years as a psychotherapist, and his own experience with depression to show how it ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Mind's Eye

Friday, February 12, 2010

More than 30 million Americans are taking anti-depressants, and psychotherapist Gary Greenberg talks about what is gained—and lost—from using these often powerful medications. Then playwright David Ives and actress Nina Arianda discuss their new comedy “Venus in Fur.” Also, choreographer David Parsons stops by to talk about his company’s long ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Voodoo Histories

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy—from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the Kennedy assassination to the death of Princess Diana. David Aaronovitch discusses why they are so persistent and why they’ve been around for so long. In Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dark Comedy

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On today’s show we’ll talk to three of the stars of Sam Mendes’s new production of “As You Like It,” currently at BAM. Then, we’ll take a stroll through the murky land of conspiracy theories. Plus, Steven Amsterdam tells us about his new collection of short stories. And our latest ...

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