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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

Sadie Jones discusses her novel <em>Small Wars.</em> It’s an unflinching look at a marriage in crisis, and how lives are irrevocably changed by one of history's "small wars"—the British conflict in Cyprus in 1956.
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<em>Event:</em> Sadie Jones will be reading and signing books<br />
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When Nancy Rappaport was just 4 years old, her mother committed suicide after a bitter divorce and custody battle. In <em>In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide,</em> Dr. Rappaport, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, uncovers the story ...
Clinical psychologist Ellen Weber Libby delves into the "favorite child complex," which can lead to great advantages as well as emotional handicaps. In <em>The Favorite Child,</em> she explores why parents, consciously or not, choose a favorite child, and looks at the long-term effects of being the favorite ...
On today’s edition of Please Explain, we’ll look at what’s in the earth beneath our feet. Chris Smith National Leader for Technical Soil Services, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Michael A. Wilson, Research Soil Scientist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Survey ...
Director Jon Amiel and Randal Keynes, Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson, talk about the film "Creation," based Keynes’s book <em>Creation,</em>. It depicts Darwin as a brilliant man sure of his scientific skills but tormented by his daughter Annie’s death and by the realization that he has ...
Matthew Bakkom culled New York City’s municipal archives to create <em>New York City: Museum of Complaint,</em> a collection of 122 letters to mayors of New York—from Edward Holland in the 1750s to John Lindsay in the late 1960s. The book reproduces the original letters, from those carefully handwritten ...
Neuroscientist Douglas Field, explains how glia, which make up approximately 85 percent of the cells in the brain, work. In <em>The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science</em>, he explains recent discoveries in glia research ...
Translator Robert Chandler discusses <em>Everything Flows,</em> Russian writer Vasily Grossman’s final novel. It tells the story of Ivan Grigoryevich, who, after he’s released from serving 30 years in the Soviet camps, struggles to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world.
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Director Michael Wilson, and Hallie Foote, playwright Horton Foote’s daughter, talk about staging <a href="http://www.signaturetheatre.org/onstage.htm" target="_blank">"The Orphans' Home Cycle,"</a> a nine-play family saga that chronicles the childhood, coming of age, and adulthood of Horace Robedaux, ...
<em>Time</em> magazine’s Jay Newton-Small joins us from Port-au-Prince to describe what she’s seen since she arrived on Friday. And Gillian Dunn, who is heading up <a href="http://www.theirc.org/" target="_blank">International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Response Team</a> on the ground in Haiti, ...
Places like Iraqi Kurdistan, Somaliland, and The Republic of Abkhazian may not have a seat at the UN or show up on many maps, but they still act like quasi-countries in the hopes of one day becoming independent. On today’s <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/underreported/" target="_blank">Underreported</a> ...
Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader discusses his Broadway debut in David Mamet’s new play <a href="http://www.raceonbroadway.com/" target="_blank">"Race,"</a> about three lawyers at a successful firm who are called on to represent a white client who has been accused of raping a black woman. "Race" ...
Cartoonist-reporter Joe Sacco, presents a sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime in Rafah, a town in the Gaza Strip that has been a notorious flashpoint for conflicts. His book <em>Footnotes in Gaza,</em> is a graphic of a 1956 incident that left 111 Palestinians dead, shot by Israeli ...
Our word maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book <em>Woe is I</em> has recently been published. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a question below.
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Visit Patricia T. O'Conner's <a href="http://www.grammarphobia.com" ...
<em>New York Times</em> reporter Nina Bernstein discusses deaths in immigration jails, which for years have gone uncounted and unnamed in the public record. She looks into why so little is reported by officials about who these people were and how they died. You can read Nina Bernstein's article "Officials ...
Political insider Douglas E. Schoen, one of America’s foremost political pollsters, dissects the failures of modern politics and shows how the electoral system can be fixed. In <em>The Political Fix: Changing the Game of American Democracy, from the Grass Roots to the White House</em> he unveils presents ...
Poet and performer Patti Smith discusses her long friendship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, which began with a chance meeting in Brooklyn in 1967. Her book <em> Just Kids: From Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel, a Life of Art and Friendship.</em> is an account life in New York in the late 1960s ...
Chef Jorge Collazo, the Executive Chef for New York Public Schools, and Chef Bill Telepan, owner of Telepan restaurant, who volunteers as a cook in public school cafeterias, how to create fresher, healthier meals for young students.<div class="feedflare">
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Joshua Ferris talks about his latest novel <em>The Unnamed,</em> about Tim Farnsworth, a handsome, healthy man, who loves his wife, his family, his work, his home, but who one day stands up and walks out…and keeps walking. It’s a story about marriage and family and the invisible forces of nature ...
Bestselling author of <em>How to Cook Everything</em> and <em>How to Cook Everything Vegetarian,</em> <strong>Mark Bittman,</strong> discusses how to eat responsibly and calls attention to the ways government policy, corporations, marketing, and global economics influence the food we eat. His latest ...
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