The Leonard Lopate Show
Leonard Lopate Weekend: Martin Short, Colin Quinn &...07/31/15
This week:Martin Shorttalks about his life, career, and new memoir,I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend(First). Then,Colin Quinndiscusses the new off-Broadway play he wrote and stars in,“Colin Quinn The New York Story”(17:37).Plus, there'sno...
Using Flamenco To Remix Sophocles’ Antigone
Noche Flamenca artistic director, Martin Santangelo, and Mariana Elana, who plays Ismene talk about their visually arresting adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone. This production merges spoken text, live music, spectacle and, dance, using the Spanish...
What is Meat? Changing the Answer Might Change the Planet.
Industrial agriculture and livestockare big contributors to greenhouse gasses. Makingone hamburger requires hundreds ofgallons of water. As more studies highlight the environmental impact of meat, somescientists and entrepreneurs are rethinking meat...
Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places
Playwright Joshua Harmon talks about his play “Significant Other,”with stars Gideon Glick and Lindsay Mendez. A young man searches for lovewhile supporting his friends, and finds it impossible to do both. The play appears at the Laura Pels Theater...
The Harm of Labeling Addiction as a Disease
Cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis explains why he feels addiction is not a brain disease, and why the disease model has become an obstacle to healing. In The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, Lewis describes...
How the American Red Cross Spent Its Haiti Money
The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions from Congress about the spending of the nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. But newly obtained internal documents call into question...
Two Sisters, Transplanted from Brooklyn to Barbados
Naomi Jackson talks about her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill. Two sisters, ages ten and sixteen, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them. The young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne,...
How William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal Made Television Magic
Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville and Grammy Award-winner Robert Gordon talk about directing “Best of Enemies,”a film about the acidic feud between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal that took over the American television and imagination for a short...
The End of Christianity in the Middle East?
Throughout the Middle East, groups like ISIS are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians. Eliza Griswold discusses her investigations on the plight of Christians in the region, which she wrote about for The New York Times. Grizwoldalso the author...
Think Before You Ink
The FDA lists several risks from tattoos on its website: Infection, Allergies, Scarring, Granulomas, and MRI complications. However, tattoo inks are regulated as cosmetics in this country, which means that there is no federal agency that reviews, or...
Marlon Brando's Personal Recordings, Finally Revealed
Director Stevan Riley and Rebecca Brando, daughter of Marlon Brando, talk about the actor, and the new documentary, “Listen to Me Marlon.” Unbeknownst to the public, Marlon Brando created a vast archive of personal audio materials over the course of...
Legendary Comic Barry Crimmins, Using The Stage To Reveal...
Barry Crimmins is known as a beer-swilling, politically outspoken comic who fostered the talents of the next generation of stand-up comedians in the 1970s and 80s. But he long suppressed his horrific abuse as a child, and eventually opened up about...
The Legal Methods Used To Deny Women Workers' Benefits
American Constitution Society president Caroline Fredrickson has witnessed the legislative compromises that leave out temps, farmworkers, employees of small businesses, immigrants, and other workers who fall outside the narrow definition of...
Colin Quinn's Disappearing New York
Colin Quinn discuss the new off-Broadway play he wrote and stars in, “Colin Quinn The New York Story.”Based on his book The Coloring Book and directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the play has Quinn bemoaning the rise and fall of his hometown, the city formally...
Martin Short, Master of the Humblebrag
Martin Short talks about his life, career, and new memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend. Once a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada, he transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, from his time as a member of Second...
Jews Flee France as Anti-Semitic Attacks Escalate
Vanity Fair writer-at-large Marie Brenner discusses her latest piece for the magazine, “Paris is Burning,” about the recent wave of anti-Semitism in Paris. France has the third-largest Jewish population in the world, and recorded anti-Semitic...
The Future of Fighting Cancer
We’ll discuss Newsweek’s upcoming double issue on cancer,with senior editor Elijah Wolfson and contributors Linda Marsa and Megan Scudellari. They’ll discuss how the project came together, as well as the state of cancer treatment today, including the...
As Immigration Reform Stalls, Millions Wait In Limbo
Staff writer for The New Yorker Jeffrey Toobin discusses his current piece in the July 27 issue of the magazine, “American Limbo.”There has been acomprehensive breakdown in public policy in the wake of President Obama’s stalled immigration-reform...
Revenge and Justice on The Mexican-American Border
Best-selling author Don Winslow talks about his new novel, The Cartel, which spans the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adán Barrera, the...
The Town That's Still In The Recession
Kai Wright, a contributor to Harper'sand a reporting fellow of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, talks about his piece for the August issue of Harper’s magazine, “What Recovery?”Wright spent two years visiting Albany, Georgia, where the...
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