The Leonard Lopate Show
The Other Risk of Looking Up Medical Information Online02/26/15
Many companies that dispense health advice also collect, track, and sell our search queries to a variety of sources.
Diacetyl: The Buttery Flavor Chemical That Damages Your Lungs
Diacetyl is used to flavor candy, chips, coffee and e-cigarettes, and it is linked to hundreds of injuries and five deaths of workers in popcorn factories and flavoring companies.
The FDA's Lack of Transparency About Faulty Drug Trials
When the FDA finds evidence of fraud or misconduct,itdoesn't notify the public, the medical establishment, or even the scientific community.
One Reason You Don't Get Your UPS Package: Increased Employee Monitoring
As day to day office work becomes more and more digital, an increasing number of corporations and institutions are monitoring the movements and communications of office workers.
American Soprano Ailyn Pérez's Debut at the Met
The American soprano Ailyn Prez madeher long-overdue Met debut as Micala inCarmenthis Thursday, February 26.
The Short Story Canon of The New Yorker
Deborah Treisman, fiction editor at The New Yorker, discusses the magazine's 90th anniversary and the canon of fiction it published.
David Ives' New Collection of Short Plays: “Lives of the Saints”
David Ives talks about the world premiere of his new comedic short plays, Lives of the Saints.
Measuring Worth with Drops of Blood in "An Octoroon"
Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation is in financial ruins. Peytons handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful octoroon.
How To Navigate Social Security, Without Losing Money
There are 2,728 rules of the Social Security system. Makea wrong decision about which benefits to apply for, and it maycost you tens of thousands of dollars in lost income.
The Disgraced Irish Catholic Church, Through the Eyes of a Priest
John Boyne's new novel about an idealistic young priest who, now in his forties, faces personal demons and public wrath with the disgraced image of the Catholic Church.
Understanding ISIS, To Learn How to Defeat It
Graeme Wood, a contributing editor at The Atlantic,discusses the motivations and strategic goals of ISIS in his latest article: "What ISIS Really Wants."
One of America's Most Influential, and Unknown, Musicians
Lead Belly has inspired generations of musicians: The Weavers,TheGrateful Dead, Van Morrison, even Nirvana. Few people know his story, or even whenthey are listening to his music.
The First Crack in Media's Glass Ceiling
Shunned by Edward Murrow, Pauline Frederick became the first woman to become a network news correspondent.
Leonard Lopate Weekend: John Boorman, Capital Punishment & David...
The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them.
The Growth in Complex and Opaque Healthcare Charges
The Affordable Care Act has led tolargeco-insurance fees, high deductibles and narrow provider networks.The new fees are causing some people to avoid seeing doctors all together.
Kiran Ahluwalia, Infusing Modern Music With Sufi Mysticism, Performs...
Vocalist-composerKiran Ahluwaliaand her band perform live from her new album, Sanata: Stillness. She brings modern sensibility to songs of Sufi mysticism and yearning romantic love.
Catching a Criminal, At Any Price
In Richard Price's The Whites, the aggressive NYPD anti-crime unit, known as The Wild Geese, becomes obsessed with catching their perps.
The Touch, The Feel, The Worldwide Domination, of Cotton
The story of cotton is tied to the story of modern capitalism, a constantglobal struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners.
Guest Picks: John Boorman
On Thursday, February 19, 2015 we spoke to John Boorman about his film "Queen and Country." Here are a few other things we found out about John!
A Radical Future for the Automobile
The $2 trillion automotive industry is in the throes of a revolution.But everyone still wants to know:how sooncan we expect flying cars?
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