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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Education historian and<strong> </strong>former Assistant Secretary of Education<strong> <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Diane+Ravitch">Diane Ravitch</a></strong> talks about the state of the American education system.</p> <p>In her book <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" ...
<p>Emmy- and Oscar-winning actor <strong><a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/people/louis-gossett/">Louis Gossett Jr.</a> </strong>discusses his more than 50 years in the world of entertainment.</p> <p>His book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0470574712/wnyc-20"><em>An ...
<p>Documentarian <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jon+Alpert">Jon Alpert</a></strong>, former drug dealer <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ronald+Merritt">Ronald Merritt</a>,</strong><strong> </strong>and <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Phyllis+Clayburne+Watson">Phyllis ...
<p>Pulitzer Prize-winning author <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Kai+Bird">Kai Bird</a>  </strong>discusses growing up in America during three major wars and three turbulent decades in the Middle East.</p> <p><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416544402/wnyc-20"><em>Crossing ...
<p><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michael+Patrick+King">Michael Patrick King</a></strong>, director, writer and producer of the “Sex and the City” series on HBO and the movies, discusses the latest movie, <a href="htp://www.sexandthecitymovie.com" target="_blank"><em>Sex and the ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mark+Wing-Davey">Mark Wing-Davey</a>, director of “<a href="http://epictheatreensemble.org/current-show" target="_blank">Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play</a>,” and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=T.+Ryder+Smith">T. Ryder Smith</a>, who plays Queen Elizabeth, ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=William+Finnegan">William Finnegan</a> and Sergeant <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Troy+Haley">Troy Haley</a> talk about the strains that deployment puts on marriages and families.</p> <p>In his article “Love and War,” in <em>GQ</em> magazine’s ...
<p>We recently spoke with <em>Atlantic </em>writer <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=John+Freeman+Gill">John Freeman Gill</a></strong> and art dealer <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ivan+Karp">Ivan Karp</a></strong> about the disappearance of architectural sculpture in New ...
<p>Science writer <strong><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Barbara+Strauch">Barbara Strauch</a></strong> </strong>discusses how and why the brain's capacity reaches its peak in middle age.</p> <p>Her book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0670020710/wnyc-20"><em>The ...
<p>Please Explain is all about matter, anti-matter, and dark matter. <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n="></a><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Lisa+Randall">Lisa Randall</a></strong>, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Harvard University; <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michael+Tuts">Michael ...
<p>In his film <a href="http://www.crudethemovie.com/" target="_blank"><em>Crude: The Real Price of Oil</em></a>, documentarian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Joe+Berlinger">Joe Berlinger</a> chronicled the story behind a law suit filed by thousands of indigenous Ecuadorians against Chevron ...
<p><em>New Yorker</em> staff writer <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Patricia+Marx">Patricia Marx</a></strong> talks about the ins and outs of shopping in New York and around the world.</p> <p>Patricia Marx is a former writer for “Saturday Night Live,” and is the author of several ...
<p><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Alex+Matthiessen">Alex Matthiessen</a></strong>, president of <a href="http://www.riverkeeper.org/" target="_blank">Riverkeeper</a>, gives us an update on the Newtown Creek oil spill.</p> <p>It’s the worst domestic oil spill in United States history ...
<p><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Tony+May">Tony May</a></strong>, owner of SD26, and <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Louis+Di+Palo">Louis Di Palo</a></strong>, co-owner of the famed Di Palo Fine Foods on Grand Street, discuss Italian cuisine.</p> <p>They’ll look at ...
<p><strong><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Benjamin+Schwartz">Benjamin Schwartz</a></strong></strong> looks at the untenable ideal of the authentic urban neighborhood and what it means when gentrification changes the city.</p> <p>His article "<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/06/gentrification-and-its-discontents/8092" ...
<p><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=John+Freeman+Gill">John Freeman Gill</a></strong> and art dealer and collector <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ivan+Karp">Ivan Karp</a></strong> discuss the changing city and the disappearance of the architectural sculpture that once ...
<p><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Meghan+Daum">Meghan Daum</a></strong> describes her obsession with real estate and her fantasies of finding the perfect place for the perfect price.</p> <p>In <em> </em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0307270661/wnyc-20"><em>Life ...
<p><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Andrew+Young">Andrew Young</a></strong>, a top aide to Martin Luther King, Jr. and one of history's most important civil rights leaders, was at Dr. King's side when he was assassinated. Young and his godson <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Kabir+Sehgal">Kabir ...
<p><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Senain+Kheshgi">Senain Kheshgi</a></strong> and <strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Geeta+V.+Patel">Geeta V. Patel</a></strong>, directors of <a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/project-kashmir/" target="_blank">"Project Kashmir,"</a> ...
<p><strong><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Matt+Ridley">Matt Ridley</a></strong> explains how and <em>why</em> life is improving around the world. Though the world is far from perfect, food availability, income, and life span are up, while disease, child mortality, and violence are down.</p> ...
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