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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>With unemployment passing 12% and a state budget shortfall around $20 billion, the economic picture in California is looking bleak. On today's edition of our 2010 midterm-election series <a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/../../../../shows/lopate/series/big-picture/" target="_blank">The Big Picture</a>, ...
<p>Acclaimed novelist, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Scott+Spencer">Scott Spencer</a> talks about his latest novel: <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0061466557/wnyc-20"><em>Man in the Woods</em></a></span>. It ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Arianna+Huffington">Arianna Huffington</a> discusses the plight of the middle class, why she sees it disappearing, and what it means for America. Her book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0307719820/wnyc-20"><em>Third ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Matt+Burgess">Matt Burgess</a> talks about his novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0385532989%20/wnyc-20"><em>Dogfight, A Love Story</em></a></span>, about a young drug dealer ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n="><strong><a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/people/mitchell-reiss/">Mitchell B. Reiss</a></strong></a> discusses his experiences at the center of some of America’s most sensitive diplomatic negotiations—from forging peace in Northern Ireland to stemming the ...
<p>The legendary <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Patti+LuPone">Patti LuPone</a>, known for her roles in <em>Evita, Les Misérables, Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd</em>, and <em>Gypsy</em>, talks about her life both onstage and off. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book ...
<p>Filmmaker <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ole+Schell">Ole Schell</a> and model <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Sara+Ziff">Sara Ziff</a>, discuss their documentary “Picture Me:” a raw and personal video diary that charts model Sara Ziff’s rise from fresh face to high-fashion, ...
<p>Ever since Joseph Priestly discovered how to "impregnate water with fixed air" in the 18th century, carbonated beverages have been ubiquitous. Sodas have been used to cure diseases, fight alcoholism, and spread American culture around the globe. On this week's <a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/please-explain/" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Rob+Hollander">Rob Hollander</a>, cofounder of the Lower East Side History Project, and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michel+Rogosin">Michel Rogosin</a> son of Lionel Rogosin, the legendary filmmaker of “On the Bowery,” talk about the 1957 film ...
<p><em>Vanity Fair </em>writer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michael+Joseph+Gross">Michael Joseph Gross</a> discusses the paradox of Sarah Palin. As the public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce ...
<p>The American-led strategy in Afghanistan relies on training local Afghan forces so they’re able to take over their own security. Only 18 percent of those 243,000 Afghans in the army and police have more than a Kindergarten-level ability to read. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Noah+Shachtman">Noah ...
<p><em>New York Times</em> reporter <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Andrew+Jacobs">Andrew Jacobs</a> discusses the ongoing tensions between the Han Chinese and the Uighur population in Western China. He’ll recount the violence that erupted and killed nearly 200 people last July, and look at ...
<p>Atlantic writer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jeffrey+Goldberg">Jeffrey Goldberg</a> discusses his exclusive <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/09/fidel-to-ahmadinejad-stop-slandering-the-jews/62566/" target="_blank">interview</a> with Fidel Castro. Among the ...
<p>Legendary documentary filmmaking team <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n="><strong><a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/people/da-pennebaker/">D A Pennebaker</a></strong></a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Chris+Hegedus">Chris Hegedus</a> discuss the world of fantastical French pastry. ...
<p>Acclaimed writer Tom McCarthy talks about his latest novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0307593339/wnyc-20"><em>C</em></a></span>. Set in England at the turn of the twentieth century, it tells the story of a boy ...
<p>Our word maven, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Patricia+T.+O%27Conner">Patricia T. O'Conner</a>, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/157322331X/wnyc-20"></a></span><span ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Daniel+Kehlmann">Daniel Kehlmann</a> talks about <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0307378713/wnyc-20"><em>Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes</em></a></span>. It touches on fame and ...
<p>Legendary crime writer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=James+Ellroy">James Ellroy</a> talks about his mother’s death and his obsessive search for “atonement in women.” <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0307593509/wnyc-20"><em>The ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Tony+Blair">Tony Blair</a>, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, discusses his ten years in office as Labour Party leader. He explains his decisions to go to war in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and, most controversially of all, Iraq. He shares ...
<p>Novelist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n="><a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/people/petterson/"><strong>Per Petterson</strong></a></a><a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/people/petterson/">,</a> talks about his latest book: <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1555975569/wnyc-20"><em>I ...
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