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The Governorship, Leadership and Mentorship

 Michael Shnayerson on Andrew Cuomo. Tim Gunn in mentorship and leadership. Tom McCarthy's new novel. Human rights activist Lisa Shannon's horrific trip to the Congo.
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The Fate of Jimmy's No. 43 After the East Village Blast

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The East Village explosion badly damaged the bar Jimmy’s No. 43. Jimmy Carbone, was at the scene and discusses the blast, and what the situation on the ground has been since then.
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A Corporate Anthropologist, Big Data, And The Great Report

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Tom McCarthy talks about his new novel, Satin Island. A “corporate anthropologist,” is tasked with writing the Great Report, an all-encompassing ethnographic document.
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Traveling Back Into Joseph Kony's Congo

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Driven by her family’s devastating losses, Congolese expatriate Francisca Thelin embarks, with human rights activist Lisa J. Shannon, on a perilous journey back to her beloved homeland,
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The Rise and Fall, And Rise Again, of Andrew Cuomo

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

A new biography on the legacy, and tumultuous history, of Andrew Cuomo.
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Life Lessons From Tim Gunn

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Tim Gunn, Emmy-winning host of Project Runway, discusses his new book of lessons on mentorship, teaching, and learning, The Natty Professor.
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Guest Picks: Scott Simon

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The NPR host spoke about his relationship with his mother, and his memoir about her, Unforgettable. Find out what he reads, watches, and listens to below!
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An Unexpected Visit Leads to Conflict, and Desire

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Actors Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, along with writer David Hare, talk about the new Broadway production of “Skylight.” 
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Elizabeth Warren "Will Always Be an Outsider"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses her unlikely career in politics, her memoir, and the two things she wants from big banks. 
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A Vacation Cruise Gone Horribly Wrong in T.C. Boyle's New Novel

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

T.C. Boyle talks about his new novel inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come.
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A Hospital Room, A Dying Mother, and A Twitter Handle

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scott Simon chronicles his mother's death and reminisces about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love.
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New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Speaks with Leonard

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The South African comedian appeared on the show in 2013 to talk about his off-Broadway solo show, “Born a Crime,” about being born mixed race in apartheid South Africa.
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From The Political to The Personal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Elizabeth Warren on her unlikely career in politics. Scott Simon on his mother’s death. T.C. Boyle's new novel. The Broadway production of “Skylight.”
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Preserving Documentaries at IFC

Monday, March 30, 2015

Academy Award-winning director DA Pennebaker and DOC NYC artistic director Thom Powers explain why many classic documentary films are in danger.
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Cesar Chavez, Crusader and Activist

Monday, March 30, 2015

Biographer Miriam Pawel discusses the life and political career of the activist leader who founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation.
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Guest Picks: Melissa Manchester

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Grammy Award-winning performer and songwriter spoke to Leonard about her first studio album in over 10 years, "You Gotta Love the Life." Find out what else she's been up to below!
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Short Stories from Ireland's Post-Boom Doldrums

Monday, March 30, 2015

Award-winning Irish writer Colin Barrett talks about his debut collection of stories, Young Skins, set in small-town, post-boom Ireland.
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The Evolution of ISIS

Monday, March 30, 2015

Two of America’s leading experts on violent extremism and terrorism explain the genesis, evolution, and implications of the Islamic State—and how we can fight it.
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Preserving Film, Organizing a Movement

Monday, March 30, 2015

The evolution of ISIS. The first Documentary Preservation Summit at the IFC Center. Colin Barrett's award-winning collection of short stories. The life and career of Cesar Chavez.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Patti LuPone, The Underworld of Notarios, and The Story of Cancer

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segment's from the week.
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Pesticides, Produce, and Your Health

Friday, March 27, 2015

This week's Please Explain is all about the pesticides used in agriculture, their health effects, and whether buying organic matters.
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