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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>On March 12, a<span>ctor and filmmaker <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ethan+Hawke">Ethan Hawke</a> stopped by with his friend and mentor, pianist Seymour Bernstein. Seymour is the subject of Hawke's first documentary, "Seymour: An Introduction." Find out what Ethan Hawke is a fan of!</span></p>
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<p>For decades China has relied on coal energy to drive its growth. Now, with the encouragement of the United States, China is looking to begin fracking vast reserves of shale gas in the country. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=James+West">James West</a>, senior producer for <a href="http://climatedesk.org/" ...
<p>Washington editor of <em>Harper's</em> magazine <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Andrew+Cockburn">Andrew Cockburn</a> describes how and why assassination by drone became our principal way of waging war. His book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805099263/wnyc-20">Kill ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Russell+Gold">Russell Gold</a>, senior energy writer at the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, discusses the dangers of transporting huge quantities of crude oil by rail. While new rail cars are sturdier, this has not prevented ruptures and explosive fireballs ...
<p>In conjunction with <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/series/being-12/" target="_blank">WNYC’s Being 12 series</a>, celebrated children’s book author <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jon+Scieszka">Jon Scieszka</a> will talk about getting adolescents– particularly young boys – to read, and ...
<p>It's been nearly a century since Marcel Duchamp exhibited a urinal and called it art. Since then, contemporary art has expanded to include just about any object, action, or event: dance routines, slideshows, and functional hair salons. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" ...
<p>A growing number of angry activists are convinced that men are become persecuted by an increasingly feminized society, and some in that movement are responsible for online harassment and intimidation of women. Two journalists who covered the movement recently are GQ writer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jeff+Sharlet">Jeff ...
<p>Curator <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jennifer+Chi">Jennifer Chi</a> talks about her latest exhibit, <a href="http://isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions" target="_blank">From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics</a>, at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. During the 1920s and ...
<p><span>In </span><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1594488495/wnyc-20">The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song</a></span>, <span>acclaimed cultural historian <a class="guestlink" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Tracy+Middendorf">Tracy Middendorf</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Kelly+McAndrew">Kelly McAndrew</a> star in the new Beth Henley play, “Abundance,” directed by <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jenn+Thompson">Jenn Thompson</a>. It ...
<p>Once called "the black sheep of medicine," psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells and parading them as freakish marvels before a gaping public. But its path to legitimacy has not always been smooth. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" ...
<p>New York Times technology reporter <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Steve+Lohr">Steve Lohr</a> talks about the rise of Big Data, and how the explosive abundance of this digital asset is creating a new world of opportunity and challenge. His book, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Sasha+Cooke">Sasha Cooke</a> might spend most of her time singing arias, but you can often find her listening to the Mickey Mouse Club soundtrack! The mezzo-soprano was on the show today, March 9th, to talk about her latest engagement at Carnegie Hall. Find ...
<p>Author and performer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ben+Rimalower%E2%80%99s+">Ben Rimalower’s </a>addiction to spending has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In the new show he wrote and directed, <a href="http://badwithmoney.net/" target="_blank">“Bad With Money,”</a> he ...
<p>Historian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Phyllis+Leffler">Phyllis Leffler</a> and activist and politician <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Julian+Bond">Julian Bond</a> talk about the Civil Rights Movement and Black leadership in America. Julian Bond served from 1998 to 2010 as the ...
<p><em>Washington Post</em> national reporter <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mark+Berman">Mark Berman</a> discusses the challenges of performing lethal injections now that the drugs are less readily available, why that is, and how the scarcity of these drugs is shaping the national conversation ...
<p>In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0399165959/wnyc-20">Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings</a></span>, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dave+Barry">Dave ...
<p>Physicist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Brian+Cox">Brian Cox</a> and comedian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Robin+Ince">Robin Ince</a> talk about taking their award winning science discussion show, <a href="http://www.infinitemonkeycage.com/" target="_blank">The Infinite Monkey ...
<p>The multi-award winning artist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Art+Spiegelman">Art Spiegelman</a> and critically acclaimed jazz composer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Phillip+Johnston">Phillip Johnston</a> talk about their collaboration, “Wordless!” Originally commissioned by ...
<p>Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Robert+Kenner">Robert Kenner</a> talks about his new film, “<a href="http://sonyclassics.com/merchantsofdoubt/" target="_blank">Merchants of Doubt</a>.” Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire ...
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