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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p><em>New York Times</em> columnist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Roger+Cohen">Roger Cohen</a> examines how World War I shaped the world today and whether a conflict on the scale of World War I could happen again. After looking at Syria, Crimea, Gaza, and the South China Sea, his conclusion ...
<p>Stephen Adly Guirgis was on the show August 1, 2014 to talk about his new play, <em>Between Riverside and Crazy</em>. He's a fan of hip-hop and the Mets. Find out what else he's a fan of!</p> <p><strong>What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Joshua+Horwitz">Joshua Horwitz</a> tells the story of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navy’s best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound—and drives whales to strand themselves ...
<p>Statistically, zero percent of the Chinese population plays golf, which is known as the "rich man’s game" and is considered taboo. Yet China is in the midst of a golf boom — hundreds of new courses have opened in the past decade, despite it being illegal to build them. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dan+Washburn">Dan ...
<p>The internationally renowned <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Lorin+Maazel+">Lorin Maazel </a>started at the podium quite young: he had been invited by Arturo Toscanini to conduct the NBC Symphony at the age of seven, and by 15, was leading several of the most important American orchestras. ...
<p>Clare Boothe Luce arrived on Capitol Hill in January 1943 as a newly elected Republican from Connecticut. She was also a prolific journalist and magnetic public speaker, as well as a playwright, screenwriter, scuba diver, early experimenter in psychedelic drugs, and grande dame of the GOP in the Reagan ...
<p>Frontline co-producers <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mary+Robertson">Mary Robertson</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Kyle+Spencer">Kyle Spencer</a> discuss education, race and class 60 years after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Rob+Reiner">Rob Reiner</a> discusses his new film "<a href="http://andsoitgoesthemovie.com/" target="_blank">And So It Goes</a>," which stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Douglas plays a realtor who’s willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his ...
<p>Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Richard+Linklater">Richard Linklater</a> talks about his varied career, and his new film "<a href="http://boyhoodmovie.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Boyhood</a>," with star <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ellar+Coltrane">Ellar Coltrane</a>. ...
<p>Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Aaron+Katz">Aaron Katz</a> talks about his film “<a href="http://www.sonyclassics.com/landho/" target="_blank">Land Ho!</a>” along with stars <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Paul+Eenhoorn">Paul Eenhoorn</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Earl+Lynn+Nelson">Earl ...
<p>Airbnb, which allows people to rent out a room or home online, has turned into a worldwide hospitality industry, with 600,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries. It’s a growing presence in New York City, but many politicians claim that the majority of Airbnb’s business here is illegal. ...
<p>Actress <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Lee+Grant">Lee Grant</a> was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal in New York City and spent her youth accumulating more experiences than most people have in a lifetime. She was a celebrated Broadway star and a Vogue “It Girl,” and was nominated for an Academy ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Tiphanie+Yanique">Tiphanie Yanique</a> talks about her new novel <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1594488339/wnyc-20">Land of Love and Drowning</a></span>. Chronicling three generations ...
<p>University of California-Berkeley anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes has spent her career tracking and fighting the illegal trade in human organs. Scheper-Hughes, co-founder and director of Organs Watch and an adviser to the World Health Organization, has visited African and South American dialysis ...
<p>Spam is the most processed of processed meats. Mention it and you're bound to get an intense reaction:<span> from yelps of revulsion, to cries of genuine affection and yes, even ironic appreciation.</span> <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Erin+DeJesus">Erin DeJesus</a>, editor of <a href="http://pdx.eater.com" ...
<p>The American Dream Megamall—formerly known as Xanadu—is a stalled and bankrupt multibillion-dollar redevelopment project in the New Jersey Meadowlands. <em>Nation</em> reporters <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bob+Dreyfuss">Bob Dreyfuss</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Barbara+Dreyfuss">Barbara ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Catherine+Lacey">Catherine Lacey</a> talks about her novel <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374534497/wnyc-20">Nobody Is Ever Missing</a></span>, about a young woman who takes ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Patrick+Martins">Patrick Martins</a> argues that humans have evolved to eat meat. But, given the destructive forces of the fast-food industry and factory farming, we need to make smart, informed choices about the food we eat and where it comes from. In <span ...
<p>The Common Core, a set of tougher academic standards, is the most significant change to public education in decades. <em>New York Times</em> reporter <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Javier+C.+Hernandez">Javier C. Hernandez</a> talks about the new standards and how they’re affecting students. ...
<p>Between the ages of 15 and 18, until her death in 1999 of cystic fibrosis, a Pennsylvania teenager named Mary Rose wrote unguardedly in her journals, describing her fights with her mother, a magnet for abusive, criminal boyfriends; her own experiences with romance, sex, alcohol, and drugs; and living ...
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