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Dust is everywhere: under our beds, on our computer screens, in cracks in the sidewalk, and on our skin. Particles from the Sahara can be found as far away as the Caribbean, and dust from melting glaciers can impact the Earth’s climate. On this week’s edition of <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/explain.html" ...
Jeffrey Toobin talks about why he likes listening to--and being a guest on--the Leonard Lopate Show, and talks about what it's like to fill in as a guest host. Find out more about Leonard's 25th anniversary <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/leonardturns25/" target="_blank">here.</a><div class="feedflare">
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Despite international bans, Zimbabwe continues to mine “blood diamonds” from fields in Marange. On today’s second <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/underreported/" target="_blank">Underreported,</a> Rona Peligal, the deputy director of the Africa division for <a target="_blank">Human Rights ...
In 2008, up to 100,000 Zimbabweans got cholera. On today’s first <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/underreported/" target="_blank">Underreported,</a> <em>Foreign Policy</em>’s Assistant Managing Editor Elizabeth Dickinson explains why one former United Nations official is now criticizing ...
Food writer Mark Bittman talks about why he appreciates Leonard's interest in food, and recalls his favorite time being on the show. Find out more about Leonard's 25th anniversary <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/leonardturns25/" target="_blank">here.</a><div class="feedflare">
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Investigative journalist David Kirby discusses the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms, and tracks the far-reaching contamination they cause on our air, land, water, and food. In <em>Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms ...
Alan Alda talks about what he likes about being a guest on the Leonard Lopate Show. Find out more about celebrating Leonard's 25th <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/leonardturns25/" target="_blank"> here. </a><div class="feedflare">
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More electric cars are on their way to New York metro area, which means the city is going to have to make some major infrastructure changes. We’ll examine the advantages and disadvantages of more electric autos in the city, with Neal Parikh, Senior Policy Advisor to the Mayor’s office of Long-Term ...
<em>New Yorker</em> architecture critic Paul Goldberger congratulates Leonard on 25 years on the air at WNYC. Find out more about celebrating Leonard's 25th <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/leonardturns25/" target="_blank"> here.</a><div class="feedflare">
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Sociologist Sharon Zukin traces the economic and social evolution of six archetypal New York areas—Williamsburg, Harlem, the East Village, Union Square, Red Hook, and the city's community gardens. Her book <em>Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places,</em> looks at how the demand for ...
Our regular guest, word maven Patricia T. O'Conner, shares one of her most memorable moments in all her visits to the Leonard Lopate Show.<div class="feedflare">
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Felix Moeller, director of the film "Harlan - In the Shadow of Jew Süss," discusses the life, work, and legacy of Veit Harlan, one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious filmmakers, whose film anti-Semitic propaganda film "Jew Süss" was required viewing for all SS members. He’s joined by Jessica Jacoby, ...
Salman Ahmad tells the story of his groundbreaking career in music, bringing Western-style rock and pop to Pakistani teenagers for the first time. His book <em>Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution</em> explains how his band Junoon became the U2 of Asia at a time when mullahs and oppressive ...
Author Michael Pollan talks about his favorite thing about sitting down for an interview with Leonard, and his favorite moment on the show.<div class="feedflare">
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Bestselling author and chef Mario Batali discusses his latest cookbook <em>Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking,</em> which includes recipes for Italian favorites, from pizza, pasta, and antipasti to gelati and sorbetti.<div class="feedflare">
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With daily newspapers closing across America, Washington bureaus and international bureaus being shuttered, Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols investigate the crisis in news and talk about the future of journalism. In <em>The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin ...
Author Harold Evans wishes Leonard a happy 25th anniversary and explains what its like to be interviewed by Leonard. Find out how you can take part in Leonard's 25th anniversary <a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/articles/25-years-lopate/" target="_blank"> here!</a><div class="feedflare">
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Turkish author Elif Shafak discusses her new novel <em>The Forty Rules of Love.</em> It includes two parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when the Persian poet and mystic Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that ...
Surgeon Dr. Gerald Imber talks about the doctor who invented modern surgery in the nineteenth century, the brilliant but haunted William Stewart Halsted. <em>Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted</em> is a biography of the man who took surgery from a dangerous practice ...
Choreographer Bill T. Jones talks about what he appreciates about the Leonard Lopate Show. Find out how you can take part in Leonard's 25th anniversary <a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/articles/25-years-lopate/" target="_blank"> here!</a><div class="feedflare">
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