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The Leonard Lopate Show

Burma’s Never-Ending War

Thursday, March 18, 2010

For today’s Underreported, Mac McClelland talks about the Burmese government’s secret ethnic cleansing campaign, and her experience living with associates of a US-designated terrorist organization battling Burma's. She’s the author of For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story of Burma’s Never-Ending War.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rebecca Skloot discusses the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. Her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of the Lacks family, the dark history of experimentation on ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Green Choices

Thursday, March 18, 2010

On today’s show, we’ll discuss the impact each of us can have on the health of the planet by doing small positive things. Then, we’ll learn about the life of Henrietta Lacks, who died of cancer in 1951, but whose cells were kept alive and have changed the course of ...

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WNYC News

Monserrate Loses Bid to Keep Senate Seat

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hiram Monserrate, who was expelled from the state senate, has lost his bid to get his seat back. He lost to Democratic Assemblyman Jose Peralta in a special election in Queens last night. WNYC's Ailsa Chang reports.

REPORTER: It wasn't even close. The unofficial returns gave ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The History of White People

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Historian Nell Irvin Painter explains how the idea of the white race was invented, and why. In The History of White People she shows how the origins of American identity in the eighteenth century were tied to the elevation of white skin into the embodiment of beauty, power, and ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Helen Simonson discusses her debut novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, which tells the story of Major Ernest Pettigrew, a wry, courtly Englishman who lives a quiet life who strikes up an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village.

Event: Helen Simonson will be ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Wheeling and Dealing

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Michael Lewis offers a post mortem on how the global financial system crashed and burned—and who is to blame. Then, Jeff Daniels and Janet McTeer discuss starring in the latest incarnation of Yasmina Reza’s play “God of Carnage.” Also, Helen Simonson talks about her debut novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand—it’s ...

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WNYC News

Census 2010: A Queens Campaign Seeks to Get Everyone Counted, Including Illegals

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

As part of this year's census, the city has launched the biggest grassroots campaign in history to count immigrants who're here illegally. One focus of the effort is northwest Queens: neighborhoods like Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, where there’s been a surge of new Hispanic immigrants ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Myth of Black Inferiority

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A recent book unravels the myth of black inferiority. Tom Burrell, the author of Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority, shares insights from his book.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Film Series: Which Way Home

Friday, March 05, 2010

Our effort to spotlight some of the lesser-known films nominated for an Academy Award concludes with the film Which Way Home. Director Rebecca Cammisa discusses her HBO documentary.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Harlan

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Felix Moeller, director of the film "Harlan - In the Shadow of Jew Süss," discusses the life, work, and legacy of Veit Harlan, one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious filmmakers, whose film anti-Semitic propaganda film "Jew Süss" was required viewing for all SS members. He’s joined by Jessica Jacoby, Veit ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Molto Radio

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Italian cooking at home with Chef Mario Batali. Then, Pakistani rock star Salman Ahmad talks about creating an underground rock music jihad in Pakistan. Also Felix Moeller and Jessica Jacoby discuss the documentary "Harlan - In the Shadow of Jew Süss."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Five Census Myths (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

With the U.S. Census approaching, we clear up some common myths about the count. Demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, William Frey, shares a myth about the U.S. Census each day this week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tracing Roots

Friday, February 26, 2010

Editor-in-chief of The Root, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores family histories of 12 famous Americans in his new PBS series, Faces of America.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: U.S. Announce $1.25 Billion Settlement with Black Farmers

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Last week, the Obama Administration announced at a $1.25 billion settlement in a case brought by thousands of black farmers who were discriminated against in federal farm loan programs. On today’s second Underreported, segment, Krissah Thompson,Washington Post National Reporter, explains why it took 10 years to reach ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Re-Imagining Black History

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In her young adult novel A Wish After Midnight, Zetta Elliott examines the African American experience in Civil War-era Brooklyn through the eyes of a contemporary girl. And she explores how our understanding of history is shaped by interpretation, memory and place.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bubbling Up

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The so-called "soda tax" is back. Dr. Richard Daines, Commissioner of Health for New York State, discusses why he thinks New York needs it to curb obesity and raise some much-needed cash. Plus, financial analyst Peter Schiff, running for the Republican Senate seat in Connecticut; Brooklyn children's writer Zetta Elliott; ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

Ajami

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Yaron Shani and Scandar Copti, Israeli and Palestinian co-directors of "Ajami," discuss collaborating on their debut film. Set in Jaffa’s multi-ethnic Ajami neighborhood, home to Jews, Muslims and Christians, the film has won prizes at festivals worldwide. "Ajami" opens February 3 at Film Forum and February ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rising to the Challenge

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Eliot Spitzer gives us his take on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the current state of Wall Street. And we’ll speak with the Israeli and Palestinian co-directors of “Ajami,” which has been nominated for an Academy Award. When Ralph Ellison died in 1994, he left behind roughly 2,000 pages ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Schizophrenia and Race

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dr. Jonathan Metzl, associate professor of psychiatry and women's studies and director of the Culture, Health, and Medicine Program at University of Michigan, talks about his new book, The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease and provides a cautionary tale of how anxieties about race continue to ...

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