Ira Berkow

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Guest Picks: Ira Berkow

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about following the New York Mets for the last 50 years. He also told us that he's a fan of Little Richard. Find out what else he's a fan of!


Ira Berkow on 50 Years of the Mets

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow discusses the Mets and his collection of opinions, stories, and observations from his long and distinguished career. From memories of inaugural franchise manager Casey Stengel and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver to reflections on ace Johan Santana and the superstar David Wright, Summers at Shea is a collection of 50 years of his writing, bringing to life Mets’ personalities from the last half century.

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American Idol Scoop; Ira Berkow Picks Three; Leon Botstein On Stravinsky; French Horn Rebellion

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In this episode: Season 12 of American Idol wraps up this week, and writer Jethro Nededog recently reported that the show will have all new judges next year. He talks about why Idol is making the change and how it can reverse the show's ratings slump.

Plus: Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter Ira Berkow just published Summers at Shea: Tom Seaver Loses His Overcoat and Other Mets Stories. He joins us with a few of his favorite songs -- and some sports lore.

And: American Symphony Orchestra music director Leon Botstein explains why 1913 was the right time for Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

Also: Unofficial candidates for “best band name in recent memory” French Horn Rebellion bring their strobe lights, glowing jackets, and irresistible dance beats to the studio. (Oh, and yes, French horns are involved.)

Ira Berkow: Music And Sports Are Both Just Rhythm And Harmony

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ira Berkow, whose new book is titled, Summers At Shea: Tom Seaver Loses His Overcat and Other Mets Stories, talks about sports and tells the stories ...


Summers in the Bronx: Yankees Stories

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In his new book Summers in the Bronx: Atilla the Hun and Other Yankees Stories, legendary sports columnist Ira Berkow compiles his favorite stories about the Bronx Bombers.

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Getting Admitted

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The details of the health care bill continue to emerge, and the negotiations over reconciling the Senate and House bills has begun. Stephen Moore, Senior Economics writer for Wall Street Journal, offers his take. Plus, inside the college admissions process and your questions about college applications answered; legendary sportswriter Ira ...