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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Opera singer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jessye+Norman">Jessye Norman</a> talks about her childhood and her career in music. As a child she sung in church, but when she saw a documentary about the legendary Marian Anderson, Norman realize that singing could be a profession. She discusses ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michael+Maren">Michael Maren</a> talks about writing and directing “<a href="http://bigfanfilms.com/a-short-history-of-decay/" target="_blank">A Short History of Decay</a>,” along with <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bryan+Greenberg">Bryan Greenberg</a> ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Paula+Crossfield">Paula Crossfield</a>, editor-at-large of <a href="http://civileats.com/" target="_blank">Civil Eats</a>, and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Naomi+Starkman">Naomi Starkman</a>, editor-in-chief, discuss creating the web site, which is ...
<p><em>Mother Jones </em>senior editor <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Nick+Baumann">Nick Baumann</a> discusses his article  "<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/05/sudan-fbi-informant-naji-mansour-terrorism" target="_blank">There's No Law For Me Here</a>," which tells the story ...
<p>For our series <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/strapped-look-poverty-america/" target="_blank">Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America</a>, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Robert+Reich">Robert Reich</a> discusses the economics of poverty, the debate over raising the minimum ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mona+Simpson">Mona Simpson</a> talks about her new novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0385351410/wnyc-20"><em>Casebook</em></a></span><em>,</em> about a young boy’s quest ...
<p>By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world, and his novels, short stories, and biographies became instant best sellers. But after Hitler rose to power, Zweig, who had dedicated so much energy to promoting the arts and international humanism, became ...
<p>Deniable covert operations are not new—they’ve been ordered by every president and every administration since the World War II. In many instances covert operations have relied on surrogates, with American personnel involved only at a distance, insulated by layers of deniability. <a class="guestlink" ...
<p>Leonard Lopate joins <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Nicola+Heywood+Thomas">Nicola Heywood Thomas</a> in Laugharne, Wales, for a live transatlantic broadcast between BBC Radio Wales and WNYC to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth.</p> <p><img src="http://www.wnyc.org/i/raw/1/President_Carter_interviewed_by_BBC_Wales.jpg" ...
<p>On this week's Please Explain we'll find out how the human eye works and how it enables us to see the world around us. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dr.+George+A.+Cioffi">Dr. George A. Cioffi</a>, Chairman and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Teju+Cole">Teju Cole</a> talks about his new novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0812995783/wnyc-20"><em>Every Day Is for the Thief</em></a></span>, about a young Nigerian ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Arianna+Huffington">Arianna Huffington</a> makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. In <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804140847/wnyc-20">Thrive: ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Tony+Shalhoub">Tony Shalhoub</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Santino+Fontana">Santino Fontana</a> discuss Lincoln Center Theater’s production of “<a href="http://www.lct.org/showMain.htm?id=224" target="_blank">Act One</a>,” which has been ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Zia+Haider+Rahman">Zia Haider Rahman</a> discusses her debut novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374175624/wnyc-20"><em>In the Light of What We Know</em></a></span>, set during ...
<p>The United States imports nearly 90 percent of its seafood, and according to a <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X14000918#bib52" target="_blank">new study</a>, nearly a third of imported seafood is caught illegally. Journalist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Richard+Conniff">Richard ...
<p>In 1997, a Georgia jury imposed a death sentence on Robert Wayne Holsey for murdering a sheriff’s deputy. Holsey’s defense was led by Andy Price, an alcoholic attorney who drank a quart of vodka a night during the trial, faced his own criminal charges and was eventually disbarred and sentenced ...
<p>In 1994 <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=AJ+Mass">AJ Mass</a> became the first person to put on the Mr. Met suit since the mascot was retired in the 1960s, and he played Mr. Met through the 1997 season. His book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/162336003X/wnyc-20"><em>Yes, ...
<p>Pete Rose has more base hits than anyone in history, yet he is not in the Hall of Fame, because 25 years ago he was banished from the game for gambling. He was a magnetic, beloved and polarizing baseball player, and the question "Does Pete Rose belong in the Hall of Fame?" has evolved into one of ...
<p>Sometimes it can be hard to summon the energy to cook dinner after a long day at work. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Melissa+Clark">Melissa Clark</a> tells us to put down the takeout menu and offers some quick and easy weeknight dinner ideas. Clark is a <em>New York Times</em> <a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/features/diningandwine/columns/a_good_appetite/" ...
<p>New York Mets legend <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mookie+Wilson">Mookie Wilson</a> talks about being part of the Mets 1986 World Series Victory. When Mookie landed in Shea Stadium in 1980, the Mets were perennial in the shadow of the Yankees. But inspired by Mookie’s legendary hustle, ...
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