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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

Thomas Sadoski, Christian Camargo, and Juliet Rylance talk about starring in Shakespeare’s <a href="http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=1672" target="_blank">“As You Like It,”</a> directed by Sam Mendes. The play is part of the second year of Bridge Project at BAM, and is playing at BAM Harvey Theater ...
Jim Lahey, founder of New York’s Sullivan Street Bakery, discusses his no-knead technique for making bread. His new book <em>My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method,</em> he explains the science and technique behind his method. It includes recipes for his basic dough as well as recipes ...
Amy Bloom describes her latest collection of interconnected stories, <em>Where the God of Love Hangs Out.</em> It looks at the mysteries of passion, family, and friendship, and explores the changes that love and loss create.
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The Obama Administration’s NASA budget was released this month and some critics claim its proposals have shifted the space program toward a more commercial footing. We’ll talk with Dr. Henry Hertzfeld, of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, former astronaut Scott Horowitz, ...
Alvin and Larry Ubell, the Gurus of How-To, answer your questions about home repair. Call <strong>212-433-9692</strong> with your questions, or leave a comment below. The Ubells' <a href="http://www.accuratebuilding.com/">Accurate Building Inspectors Website.</a><div class="feedflare">
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Peter Hessler, longtime Beijing correspondent for <em>The New Yorker</em>, talks about his seven-year road trip around China, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming the country. In <em>Country Driving,</em> he describes his trips to the Tibetan plateau, to the small farming ...
Pushcart Prize nominee Maaza Mengiste discusses her debut novel, <em>Beneath the Lion’s Gaze.</em> It tells the story of a father and two sons living in Addis Abbas in 1974, and of a family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopia’s revolution.
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<em>Event:</em> Maaza Mengiste will be speaking <br />
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Bestselling author Alex Berenson, one of the world's best new thriller writers, talks about his latest novel, <em>The Midnight House,</em> about his return character CIA agent John Wells, who must find out who is killing CIA agents involved in interrogating terrorists at a secret base in Poland.
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Eamon Javers discusses the rise of corporate spying, which has stretched into almost every industry in almost every corner of the globe. In <em>Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage,</em> he delves into the checkered history of corporate spying, looks at the methods—from ...
Saxophonist David Sanborn discusses his new CD, “Only Everything.” He’ll be performing at The Blue Note February 9 through February 14. More information and tickets <a href="http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/" target="_blank"> here.</a><div class="feedflare">
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Frontline correspondent Miles O’Brien talks about the crash of Continental Flight 3407 outside Buffalo last February. While it was identified as a Continental flight, it was actually operated by Colgan Air, a regional carrier. Miles O'Brien investigates major airlines' outsourcing to regional carriers ...
When John Crowley and his wife Aileen learned that their two youngest children had a rare genetic disorder called Pompe disease, he left his corporate job to help co-found a start-up biotech company focused exclusively on developing a treatment for the disease. His book <em>Chasing Miracles: The Crowley ...
Thomas E. Ricks, senior fellow, Center for a New American Security, contributing editor for <em>Foreign Policy</em> magazine, special military correspondent for the <em>Washington Post,</em> and author of <em>Fiasco</em> and <em>The Gamble,</em> gives us an update on Iraq, looking at how stable the country ...
It's Oscar season again, and we're taking a look behind the scenes, at the campaigns behind the Academy Awards. Here to give us some perspective are three men in the know: Mark Harris, who wrote the cover story for <a href="http://www.nymag.com" target="_blank"><em>New York magazine,</em></a> called, ...
Bill Vlasic, Detroit bureau chief for <em>The New York Times,</em> discusses the possibility that the electronic system that controls the throttle and engine speed in Toyotas has been malfunctioning. His article looking at lawsuits filed about faulty computer systems appeared in today's <em>New York ...
Bisphenol-A, known as BPA, is an important building block of several plastics and plastic additives. Concern about the use of BPA in consumer products has been growing, and questions about its safety and its effect of human health have led some retailers to remove products made of it from their shelves; ...
Josh Rouse talks about what it¹s like to be a Nebraskan living in Spain, and how a pre-Castro Cuban cabaret legend influenced his new sound on his latest album, "El Turista."
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Friday, February 5, at 7:00 pm<br />
Le Poisson Rouge<br />
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Alex Lemon talks about the debilitating strokes that interrupted his hard-partying college days. In <em>Happy: A Memoir,</em> he recounts coping with strokes, brain bleeds, and depression by sinking deeper into drug and alcohol abuse, and how his mother nursed him back to health after brain surgery. ...
Before last month’s earthquake, Haiti’s children were at risk of indentured servitude and sex trafficking. On this week’s <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/underreported/" target="_blank">Underreported,</a> Caryl M. Stern, president of the <a href="http://www.unicefusa.org/" target="_blank">U.S. ...
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the case <em>Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission</em> has been criticized as granting corporations the same freedom of speech as human beings. We’ll explore the history of this idea with Doug Kendal of the Constitutional Accountability Center. We’ll ...
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