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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Dixie Carter may have made her name on the hit television series Designing Women, and she also starred on Broadway in the revival of Pal Joey and in Master Class &ndash; but she admitted that she found the most creative satisfaction from her cabaret career (which began only in the 1980s) &ndash; &ldquo;To ...
On this week's Please Explain, we're looking into skin care and skin care products. There are numerous lotions and potions that promise to restore youthful skin, but us there any truth to the claims they make?
Dr. Michelle Hanjani, assistant professor of clinical dermatology at Columbia University Medical ...
Movie director Paul Verhoeven talks about his lifelong fascination with the facts and fictions surrounding the life of Jesus. He’s written a work of scholarship that paints a portrait of Jesus the man and Jesus the radical prophet, <em>Jesus of Nazareth.</em> We'll also talk about his career as a film ...
Lola Cohen and Anna Strasberg talk about Lee Strasberg’s unique teachings in actor training. Ms. Cohen is editor of <em>The Lee Strasberg Notes,</em> a document of the history and ongoing practice of Strasberg’s Method, based on unpublished transcripts of his classes on acting, directing, and Shakespeare.<div ...
Roger Lowenstein tells the full story of the end of Wall Street as we knew it. In <em>The End of Wall Street</em> he weaves together a financial, economic, and sociological thriller. He explains the origins of the crisis and looks at the lessons that should be learned from the collapse of 2008.<div class="feedflare">
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<p>We&rsquo;ll take a look at just what Net Neutrality is and its uncertain future in the wake of Tuesday&rsquo;s ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the FCC lacks the authority to make broadband providers treat all Internet traffic equally. University of Michigan Law School Professor Susan ...
President Obama’s Nuclear Posture Review was released this week and has been hailed in some arms control circles for its limits on the first-use of nuclear weapons by the United States. But, the Obama Administration’s FY 2011 defense budget—even when adjusted for inflation—is larger than any ...
Thomas E. Kennedy discusses his novel <em>In the Company of Angels</em>, about a Chilean exile in Copenhagen who was imprisoned and tortured by Pinochet's henchmen for teaching political poetry and a survivor of domestic abuse who and the two struggle to heal and to forgive those who have harmed them. ...
Richard Phillips, captain of United States-flagged cargo ship <em>Maersk Alabama,</em> discusses what happened when the ship was boarded last year by Somali pirates and took Captain Phillips hostage. The tense, five-day stand-off ended in a high-seas rescue by U.S. Navy SEALs. In <em>A Captain’s Duty: ...
Preeminent Twain scholar Laura Skandera Trombley, talks about what happened during the years after the death of Mark Twain’s wife and how that time affected him personally and professionally. In <em>Mark Twain’s Other Woman,</em> Trombley draws on sixteen years of research, uncovering never-before-read ...
Carol Burnett discusses becoming one of the pioneering queens of television comedy and describes what went on behind the scenes of "The Carol Burnett Show," which ran on CBS from 1967 to 1978. Her book <em>This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection</em> looks back at her friendships and her remarkable ...
Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the most original, accomplished, influential, and beloved figures in the history of photography. Martine Franck, photographer and widow of Cartier-Bresson, and Peter Galassi, Chief Curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, discuss the photographer’s ...
Norman Mailer’s wife of more than thirty years, Norris Church Mailer, talks about leaving the comforts of small-town Arkansas and meeting and falling in love in with Norman Mailer in one night. Her memoir <em>A Ticket to the Circus,</em> she describes the challenges—and rewards—of life with Norman ...
Vicky Ward tells the story of the four close friends who re-created Lehman Brothers—setting out to prove that ambitious and savvy men with no financial training could take on the Ivy-League-educated white shoe bankers on Wall Street. In <em>The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes ...
<p>Alice Waters, champion of the sustainable, local cooking movement, discusses her essential cooking techniques and recipes for good food. Her latest book, <em>In the Green Kitchen,</em> includes more than 50 recipes and instructions on basics from steaming vegetables to dressing a salad to filleting ...
Jerry Weintraub, Hollywood producer and deal maker gives a chronicle of his remarkable career. In <em>When I Stop Talking You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man</em> Weintraub tells about his great successes with Elvis Presley, Sinatra and the Rat Pack, as a movie producer, and ...
Novelist Ian McEwan talks about his latest book <em>Solar,</em> about a Nobel prize–winning physicist faced with fixing his crumbling marriage, reviving his career, and even possibly saving the world from environmental disaster.
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<em>Event:</em> Ian McEwan will be reading<br />
Tuesday, April 6, ...
David Remnick, discusses the circumstances and experiences of Barack Obama’s life and explores the ambition behind his rise. His book <em>The Bridge</em> offers the most complete account yet of Obama’s upbringing and the experiences that shaped his greater mission.
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<em>Events:</em> David Remnick ...
Kim Lane Scheppele, Yale Law School visiting professor, discusses how terrorism suspects are tried around the world.<div class="feedflare">
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Deborah Eisenberg, discusses her writing career and her latest book, <em>The Collected Stories, </em> which brings together in one volume her story collections.
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Deborah Eisenberg will be reading and signing books<br />
Wednesday, April 14, at 7:00 pm<br />
192 Books<br />
192 10th Avenue at 22nd ...
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