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Interview program with authors, academics and innovators.

Interview program with authors, academics and innovators.
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Interview program with authors, academics and innovators.

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Episodes

Al Gore — take two!

8/6/2017
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Now that we're faced with Al Gore's Inconvenient Sequel, it is tempting to ask, again: What if he had actually won the Presidential election back in 2000? I had the chance to interview the Vice President for NHPTV in the autumn of 1999, prior to the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. The post Al Gore — take two! appeared first on ThoughtCast®.

Duration: 00:03:44


Black Bear Orphans and the Man who Reads Their Minds

6/25/2017
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You’re about to hear a story about the bear whisperer of Lyme New Hampshire, Ben Kilham, and the abandoned black bear cubs he has rescued, rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Some of these cubs have formed such strong bonds with Ben, that even when they’re fully grown, they still treat him as a member of the family, so to speak, and allow him special access to their bear secrets and behavior. The post Black Bear Orphans and the Man who Reads Their Minds appeared first on...

Duration: 00:17:17


The Hunt for Art Fakes with Tom Hoving

5/23/2017
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The mercurial Tom Hoving, former director of the Met Museum, discusses art forgeries, and how to spot them, on ThoughtCast! The post The Hunt for Art Fakes with Tom Hoving appeared first on ThoughtCast®.

Duration: 00:06:01


Spring Fever

4/24/2017
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This time of year, when the relieved earth shrugs off stale dirt and dead leaves, it pauses, recalling. Then, as it lets out a long, low breath, it slowly releases moisture, a glut of color. Everything is growing. But only for a spell, for soon enough the earth will turn, and then the relentless heat […] The post Spring Fever appeared first on ThoughtCast®.

Duration: 00:02:43


Revered New York Review editor Robert Silvers, R.I.P.

3/23/2017
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Note: this interview has been picked up by the public radio station WGBH, in Boston, and its sister stations WCAI and WNAN. Robert Silvers (credit Melanie Flood) The venerable New York Review of Books was launched amidst a newspaper strike in the winter of 1963, and has continued unabated ever since. Devoted to intensive and […] The post Revered New York Review editor Robert Silvers, R.I.P. appeared first on ThoughtCast®.

Duration: 00:39:29


Paul Pascarella – An Artist of the Mesa and the Mountain

10/3/2016
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Taos artist Paul Pascarella lives in a spectacular spot, one many famous painters have discovered in the past - Agnes Martin, Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keefe, Marsden Hartley, Rebecca James, Andrew Dasburg.

Duration: 00:04:41


Andres Serrano @ The New Museum of Contemporary Art

8/28/2016
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Andres Serrano: Works 1983-93 opened at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Soho in early 1995. It was a mid-career retrospective, and I went there to interview the controversial artist for the PBS station WNYC TV. His infamous “Piss Christ”, among other ecclesiastical subjects, was prominently featured, as well as images of Ku Klux […]

Duration: 00:03:49


Arianna Huffington on Picasso and the Clinton White House

8/31/2015
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Arianna Huffington, the author, journalist and founder of The Huffington Post, spoke with Jenny Attiyeh at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Duration: 00:10:23


KCRW’s Michael Silverblatt at the LA Times Book Festival

1/2/2015
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KCRW's Michael Silverblatt, the host of the literary talk show Bookworm, speaks with Jenny Attiyeh at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Silverblatt is the real thing -- an authentic, genuinely interested interviewer who reads not only the latest book his guest has come to discuss, but the writer's entire body of work.

Duration: 00:08:38


Sandra Tsing Loh at the LA Times Book Festival

10/29/2014
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The comedian, writer and performer Sandra Tsing Loh speaks with Jenny Attiyeh at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books about If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now, her first novel.

Duration: 00:10:24


George W. Bush, Beforehand

6/28/2014
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I interviewed George W. Bush during the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, when he was still a newcomer to the country at large, just the free and easy (and sober) Governor of Texas, the oldest son of the former President, George Bush Senior.

Duration: 00:05:51


Larry DiCara on Boston’s Busing Era @ Boston Public Library

2/13/2014
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The Central branch of the Boston Public Library was the setting for the attorney and civic leader Larry DiCara's talk on his new book, Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era.

Duration: 00:22:17


EdX President Anant Agarwal’s Plan to Change the World

7/8/2013
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You’ve heard the news. Online education is the next big, disruptive thing. It’s taking on the establishment, and the hidebound, bricks and mortar institutions of higher learning must change – or shrink. EdX, Coursera, Udacity and the like are the future – promising us a better educated and better employed nation of newly empowered citizens. […]

Duration: 00:01:01


A Conversation with Los Angeles Impresario Ernest Fleischmann

12/15/2009
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Note: this interview was broadcast on WGBH, Boston’s NPR station for news and culture, and was part of Classical KUSC ‘s A Tribute to Ernest, broadcast live from Walt Disney Concert Hall on 3/29/11. Ernest Fleischmann Ernest Fleischmann, the former General Manager of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, can be credited with turning this once provincial […]

Duration: 00:08:26


Jonah Lehrer on Emotional Hijacking and “How We Decide”

7/20/2009
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This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Talks@Harvard Book StoreNote: this interview was broadcast on WGBH in Boston as well as on the WGBH Cape and Islands affiliate WCAI/WNAN! Jonah Lehrer (photo credit: Lori Duff) Jonah Lehrer, the precocious author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist, has come out with a new book […]

Duration: 00:27:51


The Dopamine Economy

4/7/2009
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Note: this story was picked up by WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, and also broadcast on the WGBH affiliate WCAI/WNAN, on the Cape and Islands! dopamine brain Wall Street on Drugs: What motivated these former masters of the universe? And why did they act like kindergartners? ThoughtCast’s Jenny Attiyeh speaks with James Poterba, the Mitsui Professor […]

Duration: 00:03:23


Architects Nader Tehrani and Robert Campbell @ CCAE

3/20/2009
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Nader Tehrani The Cambridge Center for Adult Education recently hosted a talk with the architect Nader Tehrani (an associate professor of architecture at MIT, and the co-founder of the influential Boston-based architecture and design firm Office dA) whose work is on view, among other locations, at the Museum of Modern Art – Click here to […]

Duration: 00:36:05


The Economic Pits with James Poterba

2/23/2009
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Note: this interview was broadcast on the WGBH public radio affiliate WCAI, on the Cape and Islands! James Poterba What is the right expression to describe today’s economic nightmare? I’m sick of “mess” and “crisis” is too bland. What about “cesspool”? Well, I compromised with “pits” — feel free to add your own juicy descriptions […]

Duration: 00:15:29


Samuel Huntington — on Immigration and the American Identity

1/21/2009
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Note: Sadly, Sam Huntington died in late December of 2008, so I’ve re-posted this 2005 interview, which was broadcast twice on WGBH, in Boston. Sam Huntington The eminent and provocative political scientist and prolific author, talks with ThoughtCast about what he sees as the threat to America’s national identity (and its founding ‘Anglo-Protestant’ culture) posed […]

Duration: 00:30:03


Getrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas & Janet Malcolm!

12/3/2008
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This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Talks@Harvard Book Store stein-toklas They were a strange pair: Gertrude Stein, the avant-garde writer, salonniere and collector of art and artists, and her lover and companion, the querulous Alice B. Toklas, standing beakishly in the background. But together they formed a whole. Two Lives: Gertrude […]

Duration: 00:30:54

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