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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

We’ll get the latest on the capture of the Times Square car bomber suspect from WNYC’s <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bob+Hennelly.">Bob Hennelly.</a><div class="feedflare">
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Former First Lady <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Rosalynn+Carter">Rosalynn Carter</a> talks about her 35 years of advocacy work in the field of mental health. She describes a system that continues to fail those in need. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Pam+Grier%2C">Pam Grier,</a> best known for her roles as Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, Coffy, and Jackie Brown, talks about her life and career. In her memoir <em>Foxy: My Life in Three Acts,</em> she discusses her relationships with famous men like Richard Pryor, ...
<p>Isabel Allende talks about her latest novel, <em>Island Beneath the Sea.</em> Spanning four decades, it tells the story of the intertwined lives of T&eacute;t&eacute;, a slave born on the island of Saint-Domingue, and plantation manager Toulouse Valmorain.</p>
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<em>Variety</em> reporter Nicole LaPorte, gives an insider’s account of the creation of Hollywood’s DreamWorks studio. In <em>The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks</em> she reveals Hollywood’s bizarre business rules, describes the clashes ...
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney discusses the inside story of the corruption scandals that brought down lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He’s joined by former Ohio congressman Bob Ney, who was convicted in the prosecution of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and is featured Gibney’s latest film, "Casino ...
<p>Chef Sommelier at 4-star Le Bernardin in New York City, Aldo Sohm, talks about Austrian Wines and brings along some samples. He won the 2009 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine Service, and has been named the &ldquo;Best Sommelier in the World&rdquo; from the Worldwide Sommelier Association, ...
<p>The stage and screen actress Lynn Redgrave will forever be recognized for her role as the gawky, winsome <em>Georgy Girl</em> in 1966, which gained her an Academy Award nomination. She was born into a family of over five generations of remarkable actors, including her father Sir Michael Redgrave and ...
With the recent explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and the oil slick heading toward the shore, on today's <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/explain.html" target="_blank">Please Explain,</a> we're looking into how offshore drilling is done how much oil might be discovered under the ...
Stanley Tucci, director of <a href="http://lendmeatenoronbroadway.com/" target="_blank">"Lend Me A Tenor,"</a> and Tony Shalhoub and Jan Maxwell, who star in it, discuss the play— a screwball comedy set in the 1930s. It’s playing at the Music Box Theatre.<div class="feedflare">
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Film scholar Juan Salas talks about recently discovering an 18-minute film shot by Henri Cartier-Bresson called "With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain," made 1937-38. He’s be joined by Jeanne Houck, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, which is having a reunion program and ...
Anthony Julius discusses the history of anti-Semitism in England, beginning with the medieval persecution of Jews to he contemporary anti-Semitism that emerged in the late 1960s that dismisses the legitimacy of Zionism and the State of Israel. His book <em>Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism ...
<p>British voters will head to polls next week to decide whether Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be replaced. On this edition of <strong>Backstory,</strong> Alex Barker, political correspondent for the <em>Financial Times,</em> and John Burns, London bureau chief for the <em>New York Times,</em> explains ...
<p>We&rsquo;ll take a look at how Hungary has changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union&mdash;and at the fallout from the main Hungarian center right party declaring victory in the recent parliamentary elections. We&rsquo;ll be joined by Paul Hockenos, a journalist and political ...
Jean Kwok discusses her debut novel, <em>Girl in Translation,</em> which tells the story of Kimberly Chang, who emigrates with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn and begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker at night.
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Assistant Managing Editor of <em>Newsweek,</em> <strong>Evan Thomas,</strong> discusses how Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst fabricated evidence of a Spanish attack and pressed President McKinley to start the Spanish-American War. In <em>The War Lovers: ...
Hampton Sides, author of <em>Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the International Hunt for His Assassin,</em> and Stephen Ives, director of the documentary <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/trailer/memphis-promo/" target="_blank">"Roads to ...
Molly Ringwald talks about her career, which took off when she starred in the John Hughes high school classics "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," and "Pretty in Pink," and about turning 40. In <em>Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Shade of Lipstick,</em> she shares ...
Alex C. Ewing, chancellor emeritus of the North Carolina School of the Arts and former general director of the Joffrey Ballet-- and Lucia Chase's son--and Kevin McKenzie, art director of the America Ballet Theater, discuss the legacy of ballet great Lucia Chase. She brought Nureyev, Bujones, Kirkland, ...
May marks the 45th anniversary of “Doctor Zhivago,” David Lean’s romantic epic film, adapted from Boris Pasternak’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Rita Tushingham, who played Lara and Zhivago’s daughter Tonya Komarovskaya, talks about making the film, its legacy, and its state-of-the-art restoration. ...
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