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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Every year, 80 million pounds of pesticides are used on residential lawns in the United States, and the chemicals that we put in our yards seep into streams, rivers, lakes and our well water. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Diane+Lewis">Diane Lewis</a> describes how we are polluting our drinking ...
<p>Beekeeping used to be illegal in New York City, but since it was legalized 2010 it has has become increasingly popular, with beehives popping up on city rooftops and in backyards and community gardens. Beekeeper <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=James+Fischer">James Fischer</a> tells us how ...
<p>High wire artist and magician <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Philippe+Petit">Philippe Petit</a>, famous for his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers, reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving ...
<p>The idea of workers owning the businesses where they work goes back to the earliest days of the United States. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Joseph+R.+Blasi">Joseph R. Blasi</a> traces the development of that idea in American history and looks at how it applies in today's economy. The book ...
<p><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 5, 2014. </em></p>
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dr.+Peter+Rhee">Dr. Peter Rhee</a> played a vital role in saving Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life in Arizona in 2011 when she was a victim of an act of violence that ...
<p><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on July 7, 2014. </em></p>
<p>More than one billion people around the world live on a dollar a day. While the reasons for their poverty may be different across geographic regions and political circumstances, the results are much the same. ...
<p><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on July 7, 2014. </em></p>
<p>Fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters, structural engineers, and other professionals, are masters of their crafts but rarely get attention for their work behind the scenes. <a class="guestlink" ...
<p><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 5, 2014. </em></p>
<p>From Citizens United to its rulings on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life.  <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Laurence+Tribe">Laurence ...
<p><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on April 29, 2014. </em></p>
<p>Architect <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=James+Stewart+Polshek">James Stewart Polshek</a>, whose works include the Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Newseum ...
<p><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 25, 2014. </em></p>
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Laura+Silver">Laura Silver</a> describes her round-the-world quest for the origins and modern-day manifestations of the knish. Starting in New York, she tracks down heirs ...
<p><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on April 29, 2014. </em></p>
<p>Actress <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Swoosie+Kurtz">Swoosie Kurtz</a> looks back on her life and career. Her new memoir, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0399168508/wnyc-20"><em>Part ...
<p><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 25, 2014. </em></p>
<p>Attorneys <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=David+Boies">David Boies</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ted+Olson">Ted Olson</a> tell the inside story of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling ...
<p><em>Note: Today's Leonard Lopate Show in on tape. This is a rebroadcast of an interview that took place on June 30th, 2014. </em></p>
<p>Joan was given a diary by her daughter for Christmas, and after complaining that she wasn't gifted a "certificate for Botox," she began writing in it and ultimately ...
<p class="p1"><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 30, 2014. </em></p>
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Francisco+Goldman">Francisco Goldman</a> discusses the life and culture of one of the world’s most remarkable and often misunderstood cities—Mexico City. ...
<p class="p1"><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 30, 2014. </em></p>
<p>English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard ...
<p class="p1"><em>We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 30, 2014. </em></p>
<p>Digital information spreads rapidly, reaches all corners of society, and is basically impossible to control—even when that information is false. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Charles+Seife">Charles ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Garret+Keizer">Garret Keizer</a> tells us about returning to the same rural Vermont high school where he taught 14 years ago. He talks about what has changed since his teaching days, and he examines the obstacles and challenges that teachers face daily. In his ...
<p>The New Museum show “<a href="http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/here-and-elsewhere" target="_blank">Here and Elsewhere</a>” is the first museum-wide exhibition in New York City to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world. It brings together more than 45 artists from over ...
<p>Since the women's movement began in the 1920s, it has evolved and transformed in many ways, and the debate continues over what the movement should accomplish and what feminism means. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dorothy+Sue+Cobble">Dorothy Sue Cobble</a>, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Linda+Gordon">Linda ...
<p>The War On Cancer, launched in the early 1970s, led to an influx of new ideas in fighting the disease. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, America's leading cancer research center at the time, was assigned the task of testing an unconventional therapy called “Laetrile”  to determine if it ...
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