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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hellhound in Memphis

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hampton Sides, author of Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the International Hunt for His Assassin, and Stephen Ives, director of the documentary "Roads to Memphis," talk about James Earl Ray, the escaped convict who shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mad Men

Thursday, April 29, 2010

We’ll look into the life and influences of James Earl Ray, the escaped convict who assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international manhunt to find him. Then, Newsweek assistant managing editor Evan Thomas on why America wanted to go to war in 1898...and how the opportunity presented itself ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Long Song

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Andrea Levy discusses her novel The Long Song. It tells the story of slavery in Jamaica, the bloody Baptist war, and the violent and chaotic end of slavery.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Gringo Nightmare

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eric Volz talks about being arrested, imprisoned, and wrongly accused of murder in Nicaragua. He tells the story in Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Freedom and Captivity

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eric Volz describes his experience being wrongfully accused of murder while he was living in Nicaragua. Then, award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and author Jules Feiffer discusses his new illustrated autobiography. And Andrea Levy talks about her new novel The Long Song. Plus, David Reznick discusses his interpretive guide to Darwin’s Origin ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Operation Babylift

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dana Sachs examines "Operation Babylift," the U.S. government’s plan for nearly 3,000 displaced Vietnamese children to be placed with adoptive families overseas. It was launched in April 1975, just before the fall of Saigon. In The Life We Were Given: Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of War ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leaks, Floods, and Controversy

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A leaked video showing the U.S. military shooting at and killing a Reuters photographer in Iraq has created a firestorm of controversy. We’ll look into the role WikiLeaks has played in the story and the role the Internet in investigative journalism. Then, Trey Kay, producer and host of the Peabody ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Eastern Stars

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mark Kurlansky describes what makes the Dominican Republic sugar mill town of San Pedro a source of some of the best Dominican players in the Major Leagues—Manny Alexander, Sammy Sosa, Tony Fernandez. In The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Marcoris, he tells ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Chemical Reaction

Monday, April 19, 2010

On today’s show, industrial hygienist Monona Rossol explains why the European Union is more stringent than the United States when it comes to regulating chemicals in everyday products. Then, Mark Kurlansky talks about how baseball changed one town in the Dominican Republic. Also, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro discusses why so ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Yemen

Friday, April 16, 2010

Victoria Clark, former correspondent and Moscow bureau chief for the Observer, discusses Yemen. The poorest state in the Arab world, it’s still dominated by its tribal makeup and, due to its instability, has become a perfect breeding ground for insurgent and terrorist movements. In Yemen: Dancing on the Heads ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Have You Heard from Johannesburg

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Director Connie Field and anti-apartheid activist Adwoa Dunn-Mouton discuss “Have You Heard from Johannesburg,” Field's seven-film documentary on the worldwide movement to abolish South Africa’s racist system of Apartheid. “Have You Heard from Johannesburg” is playing at Film Forum April 14-27. More information, schedule, and tickets here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Stories from Africa and around the World

Thursday, April 15, 2010

On today’s show, we’ll speak with the filmmaker Connie Field and anti-apartheid activist Adwoa Dunn-Mouton, about the new documentary “Have You Heard from Johannesburg,” a chronicle of the worldwide movement of ordinary people to defeat apartheid in South Africa. And Lisa Shannon talks about her decision to give up a ...

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The Takeaway

Police Scuffle Sparks Racial Debate in Phoenix

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Last month, a black City councilmenber in Phoenix, Ariz. was tackled to the ground and handcuffed by a white police officer. At the time of the scuffle, the councilmember was checking on a neighbor whose house was on fire. The police department has since said its officer did nothing wrong. But many residents, particularly in South Phoenix, say this case highlights a deep-seeded racial conflict in the city and a long-standing mistrust between black residents and the police department.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Bridge

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

David Remnick, discusses the circumstances and experiences of Barack Obama’s life and explores the ambition behind his rise. His book The Bridge offers the most complete account yet of Obama’s upbringing and the experiences that shaped his greater mission.


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The Leonard Lopate Show

Strong Foundations

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

New Yorker editor David Remnick explains how President Obama has carved out his own unique place in American history. Then, Alice Waters describes how to cook food that’s sustainable – and delicious. And Ian McEwan discusses his new novel, Solar, about a scientist who may have found a way to ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dining with Al-Qaeda

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hugh Pope, an acclaimed former foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, has lived and worked in two dozen countries throughout the Middle East. In Dining with Al-Qaeda, he presents a modern-day exploration of the politics, religion, and aspirations of Muslim peoples to show how the Middle East is ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Wealth Gap

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For every dollar of wealth held by their male counterparts, women of color have one small penny. Mariko Chang, author of a new report from Insight, the Center for Community Economic Development, discusses her research on the racial and gender wealth gap.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cotton and Race

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gene Dattel explains how the relationship between cotton and the African American experience has been central to the history of the country, and central to America’s legacy of slavery and discrimination. His book Cotton and Race in the Making of America: The Human Costs of Economic Power describes how ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Things Are Not What They Seem

Monday, March 22, 2010

Harper's magazine Senior Editor Luke Mitchell looks at last night's passage of the health care bill. Then, Tim O'Brien talks about the 20th anniversary of his classic The Things They Carried. And Michael Countryman and David Furr discuss their roles in Bill Cain's new play "Equivocation." Plus, we'll look at ...

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WNYC News

Puerto Rican Birth Certificates Will Be Null and Void

Friday, March 19, 2010

On July First, all Puerto Rican birth certificates will become invalid. U.S. officials say many fraudulent applications for U.S. passports and social benefits use Puerto Rican birth certificates so the Puerto Rican government is requiring every one born on the island to apply for new ...

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