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The Human Threats to The Livelihood of Birds

Friday, April 24, 2015

Please Explain this week is all about birds: how human activity is driving several species to extinction, and what some people are doing to try and change that.
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The Darkness and Light of Humanity in "I Am Radar"

Friday, April 24, 2015

In Reif Larsen’s novel, art, history, and tragedy collide. It begins when a boy is born with a strange medical condition during a power outage. 
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Comedy as Craft, and a Coping Mechanism

Friday, April 24, 2015

“Misery Loves Comedy,” directed by Kevin Pollak, features in-depth interviews with revered comedians who share their life stories and unique ability to make strangers laugh.
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A Champion Marathoner Shares his Secrets

Friday, April 24, 2015

Meb Keflezighi, the only marathoner in history to win the Boston Marathon, the New York Marathon and an Olympic medal, describes his complete marathon training program.
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Guest Picks: Rose Byrne

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The actress is starring in "Adult Beginners." While visiting our studio, she also took a moment to tell us about some of her favorite foods, books, and plays. 
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Guest Picks: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The astrophysicist joined us for our Please Explain series, gave us a new name for dark matter (Fred), and told us a few of the things he's a fan of that aren't in space!
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Guest Picks: Lesley Manville

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Olivier Award-winning actress is both a fan and friend of Lulu! 
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Peter Coyote's Path From Street Theater To the Big Screen to Zen

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco, acted in over 140 films and won an Emmy for narrating the documentary “Pacific Century.”
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Guest Picks: Peter Coyote

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The activist/actor discussed the experiences and mentors that informed his career and Zen practice. He also told us he's a fan of country music, welding, and his 1952 Dodge Power Wagon!
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Elizabeth Alexander on the Universal Trauma of Love and Loss

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander discusses the sudden death of her husband, and the existential crossroads that followed, in her memoir.
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Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Spicy Red Lentil and Tomato Curry

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World
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Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Shrimp Barka

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World 
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A Series of Murders Unsolved, Until a Computer Accident Led to an Arrest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lonnie Franklin was arrested as a suspect in the "Grim Sleeper" murders due to an accidental computer match. The killings took place in South Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007.
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"Wolf Hall" Adapted for the Stage

Thursday, April 23, 2015

We talk to the actors in the stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize winning novel, Wolf Hall, based on the deceit, betrayal, and intrigue of the court of Henry VIII. 
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A Splash in the Superfund, a Dip For Earth Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Christopher Swain joins us to discuss his Earth Day swim in the Gowanus Canal, and what it is like to do the breast stroke in a Superfund site. 
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Love, Loss, and Betrayal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The cast of "Wolf Hall" on Broadway. Peter Coyote on the mentors who shaped him. Elizabeth Alexander on the sudden death of her husband. The "Grim Sleeper" case. Swimming in the Gowanus.
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The Economic Policies Driving Inequality

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says misguided priorities are leaving many Americans further and further behind.
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Happy Earth Day, We're All Doomed!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Here's a (totally incomplete) roundup of what's happening to our planet:
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Cambodia's Forgotten Era of Rock and Roll

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

40 years ago the Khmer Rouge eliminated Cambodian rock and roll. Clubs were closed, record collections were destroyed, and star musicians were targeted and killed.
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Nearly Lost and Forgotten: Ibsen's "Ghosts" and Cambodian Rock and Roll

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Joseph Stiglitz on America’s growing inequality problem. Lesley Manville's role in Ibsen’s “Ghosts." Cambodia’s lost age of rock and roll. The effect of the War on Drugs.
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