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In Please Explain, we set aside time every Friday afternoon to get to the bottom of one complex issue. Ever wonder how New York City's water system works? Or how the US became so polarized politically? We'll back up and review the basic facts and principles of complicated issues across a broad range of topics — history, politics, science, you name it.
 
In Please Explain, we set aside time every Friday afternoon to get to the bottom of one complex issue. Ever wonder how New York City's water system works? Or how the US became so polarized politically? We'll back up and review the basic facts and principles of complicated issues across a broad range of topics — history, politics, science, you name it.
 
Major news events throughout the world continue to be largely ignored until they reach tragic proportions. Underreported, a weekly feature on The Leonard Lopate Show, tackles these issues and gives an in-depth look into stories that are often relegated to the back pages.
 
Leonard Lopate at Large … lively hour-long, in-depth discussions that will provide overview and context to topics usually covered in partial measures. His guests will include leading thinkers, scientists, artists, economists, farmers, historians, authors, and politicians. Mr. Lopate is a Peabody Award winner whose numerous honors include three Associated Press Awards and three James Beard Awards
 
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WNYC hosts the conversation New Yorkers turn to each afternoon for insight into contemporary art, theater, and literature, plus expert tips about the ever-important lunchtime topic: food.
 
In Please Explain, we set aside time every Friday afternoon to get to the bottom of one complex issue. Ever wonder how New York City's water system works? Or how the US became so polarized politically? We'll back up and review the basic facts and principles of complicated issues across a broad range of topics — history, politics, science, you name it.
 
This year Leonard spoke with the stars, writers and directors of 14 Tony nominated Broadway productions! Check out all the conversations as the June 7th awards ceremony approaches!
 
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Nicholas Schmidle's story for the August 20 issue of The New Yorker is titled “Rocket Man: The ace pilot leading Virgin Galactic's billion-dollar quest to make commercial space travel a reality” (online: "Virgin Galactic's Rocket Man"). Schmidle reports on Virgin Galactic, the company owned by British billionaire Richard Branson, which is in a ...…
 
On Leonard Lopate At Large today, it is all things culinary as Leonard welcomes Robin Hood Radio’s Arthur Schwartz (The Food Mavven) to the table! Arthur Schwartz was the restaurant critic and executive food editor of the New York Daily News for 18 years. Having found success with his seemingly unending wealth of food knowledge in radio, print ...…
 
Curator Emma Enderby discusses Tauba Auerbach's exhibition Flow Separation. Her work transforms the historic fireboat John J. Harvey with a "dazzle camouflage" design, developed during World War I to disguise ships from enemy fire. Flow Separation is on view at Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park and is also open for free boat rides and onboard visi ...…
 
For Please Explain, we are joined by Jennifer Schiff Berg, director of graduate food studies at NYU; Mohamed Attia, a former vendor and the new co-director of the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center; and Matt Shapiro, a legal director of the Street Vendor Project. They break down the history and current state of street food while ...…
 
We The Animals is a new film by Jeremiah Zagar starring Raul Castillo, based on the 2011 debut novel by Justin Torres. The film follows three brothers who share an unbreakable bond amidst family dysfunction while being raised in rural upstate New York during the 1980s. We The Animals opens on August 17 at The Landmark at 57 West and Angelika Fi ...…
 
In her recent piece “On the Other Side” for The California Sunday Magazine, writer Ann Babe chronicles women from North Korea smuggling themselves through various illegal and expensive transport channels into South Korea. For many North Koreans, assimilation into South Korea is difficult, and they often find themselves fighting prejudice from t ...…
 
Deborah Willis, the newly appointed director of the Institute of African-American Affairs at NYU discusses the program's fall 2018 programming, The Black Portraiture conference, and the growth of black representation in the media. Deborah Willis' exhibition, 'In Pursuit of Beauty: Imaging Closets in Newark and Beyond' at Rutgers University runs ...…
 
Michael Riley discusses his article for Bloomberg Businessweek, “A Global Guide to State Sponsored Trolling.” Governments around the world are using misinformation, technology, and digital and social media to suppress opposition to the government and promote government propaganda at a greater scale than ever before. This segment is guest hosted ...…
 
Professor Michael Greenberger's recent paper, "Too Big to Fail Banks' Regulatory Alchemy," highlights the loophole in Dodd-Frank that allows for the same high-risk trading that led to the financial crash of 2008. Greenberger offers strategies on how to avoid another major fiscal bust. This segment is guest hosted by Jenna Flanagan.…
 
Today Leonard has a conversation with Peter Aaron, and Brooke Allen on Syria before the war. In 2009, Peter Aaron, an architectural photographer, and Brooke Allen, author and professor, went on vacation with their children to Syria. Brooke wrote a book about their experience called “The Other Side of the Mirror: An American Travels Through Syri ...…
 
In a recent article in The Nation titled "Our Foster-Care System Shouldn’t Separate Families Either," writer Rachel Blustain sheds light on the national increase of children in foster care and the foster care system's practice of removing children from the home without offering prior sufficient interventions. Featured in the article and joining ...…
 
Joel Richard Paul discusses his book Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times. It's the story of how Chief Justice John Marshall, a rough-cut frontiersman with little formal education, became one of the nation's preeminent lawyers and politicians and would go on to reinvent the Constitution and forge a stronger nation. On Au ...…
 
Reporter Ryan Devereaux's new article for The Intercept is titled "ICE Has Conducted Hundreds of Raids in New York Since Trump Came to Power. Here's What Those Operations Look Like." He discusses the increase in ICE raids and the aggressive and coercive nature of the tactics ICE agents are using to arrest and detain undocumented immigrants sinc ...…
 
Jane Garmey and David Scalza discuss some of New York City's beautiful yet under-visited and under-appreciated gardens in their book City Green: Public Gardens of New York. This segment is guest hosted Jenna Flanagan.
 
Assistant editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page James Freeman discusses the book he co-authored with Vern McKinley, Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts, and Bailouts at Citi. The book reveals how Citi’s bailout from the 2008 financial crisis was hardly unprecedented. Rather, Citi has a disturbing history of instability and g ...…
 
Former Paris Review editor Jeanne McCulloch discusses her first book, All Happy Families: A Memoir. She uses a surprising event at her own wedding day to begin an exploration of her colorful parents and the other family she married into--it's The Nest meets The Glass Castle. On August 14 at 7:30 pm Jeanne McCulloch will be at Books Are Magic wi ...…
 
Airline pilot Patrick Smith discusses his book, Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel. Smith breaks down common fears, corrects misconceptions, and shares his appreciation for the wonders of flying. This segment is guest hosted by Matt Katz.
 
Today Leonard is joined in the studio by lead guitarist and founding member of the MC5, Wayne Kramer. From his genre-defining wall of feedback on the band’s seminal work “Kick Out The Jams” to their infamous performance at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago that landed them both in jail and on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine ...…
 
Alexia Arthurs discusses her new book How to Love a Jamaican: Stories. In her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home, Arthurs’ eleven stories offer a wide range of viewpoints from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns. This segment is guest hosted by Matt Katz.…
 
Today Leonard talks with Michael Patrick MacDonald on Ireland: Michael Patrick MacDonald grew up in the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston . After losing four of his eleven siblings and seeing his generation decimated by poverty, crime, addiction, and incarceration, he learned to transform personal and community trauma by becoming a lea ...…
 
Emmy Award-winning director Jon Alpert and filmmakers Jonathan Novick, Benjamin Rosloff, and Donna Cappella discuss the U.S. theatrical premiere of All For One: Media Enabled Musketeers. The film centers on American and Russian filmmakers with disabilities as they make original films to tell their stories. It premieres at Maysles Documentary Ce ...…
 
New York Times correspondent Thomas Erdbrink discusses his new PBS FRONTLINE documentary, Our Man in Tehran, which is a two-night special that takes an intimate look at life inside Iran. Erdbrink offers a rare perspective on how private life in Iran can often be at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders. Our Man in Tehran airs August 13 ...…
 
Travel writer Porter Fox discusses his new book Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border. America’s northern border is the world’s longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter ...…
 
BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen discusses her book Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman, which looks at how female celebrities are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an “acceptable” woman. Petersen uses the lens of “unruliness” to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena ...…
 
Today Leonard talks with Italian food expert Lou Di Palo, the owner of his favorite cheese shop, Di Palo’s Fine Foods in Little Italy. The food blog Serious Eats described Di Palo’s Fine Foods a “100-year-old Italian specialty market with incredible mozzarella and fresh porchetta. Expect long waits, but they’re worth it.” Chef Daniel Boulud has ...…
 
Debra Granik discusses directing Leave No Trace, a film about a father and his thirteen-year-old daughter who lead an idyllic existence in an urban park in Portland, Oregon. But things go awry when a small mistake derails their lives forever. This segment is guest hosted by DW Gibson.
 
Mike Reiss discusses Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons. A four-time Emmy winner, Reiss worked on The Simpsons continuously since the first episode in 1989. He shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America’s iconic cartoon family and provides an inside look at t ...…
 
D.L. Hughley discusses his new book How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People. Hughley, an activist and comedian offers this tongue-in-cheek illustrated how-to guide for black people. Covering such tropes as how to act, dress, speak, walk, and drive in the safest manner possible, Hughley offers a humorous and cutting approach to c ...…
 
Eliza Griswold discusses her new book Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, which looks at how one family is facing a changing Appalachia. Griswold focuses on Stacey Haney, a local nurse raising two kids and trying to keep up her small farm when the fracking boom came to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Griswold lo ...…
 
USA Today reporter Alison Young discusses her new investigation, “Deadly Deliveries: Hospitals Know How to Protect Moms. They Just Aren’t doing It.” The investigation found that American women continue to suffer life-altering injuries or death due to preventable complications from giving birth. USA Today examined the cases of 150 women and the ...…
 
Leonard’s conversation today is with Dr. Ted Rueter on noise, specifically noise pollution in the city. Dr. Ted Rueter started Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet while he was a political science professor at UCLA. “I found UCLA to be the loudest campus I had ever been to.” Today, Dr. Rueter will talk to Leonard about noise polluti ...…
 
Writer and director Crystal Moselle discusses her first feature film, Skate Kitchen, along with its breakout star, Rachelle Vinberg. In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director, Moselle tells the story of an introverted teenage skateboarder (Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island who meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-base ...…
 
Famed cartoonist Jules Feiffer discusses his new book, The Ghost Script: A Graphic Novel. The book is set in a haunted version of Hollywood and weaves together several storylines. In this final installment to his noir masterpiece, Feiffer exposes the cyclical path of American history and the country’s tendency to forget. Event: Feiffer has an e ...…
 
Biologist Nathan Lents of "This World of Humans" podcast discusses his new book Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes, which highlights broken genes, pointless mutations, and other things about our bodies that just do not work. Some examples of these “human errors” include the fact that our irises are fa ...…
 
Sharon Lerner, award-winning environmental reporter and a finalist for the National Magazine Award, discusses the final installment in her 17-part “Teflon Toxin” series for The Intercept. Her latest piece is titled “3M Knew about the Dangers of PFOA and PFOS Decades Ago, Internal Documents Show.” Lerner takes a deep dive into documents from a l ...…
 
Crystal Hana Kim discusses If You Leave Me: A Novel. An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love, the book focuses on two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the choices they’re forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war. This book is a portrait of war, refugee life, and romance as well as an exploration of on ...…
 
The show’s original “Gurus of How-To,” Alvin and Lawrence Ubell, discuss all things home repair. This segment is guest hosted by Nancy Giles.
 
Today, Leonard’s conversation is with Itamar Kubovy, the executive producer for Pilobolus dance company. Pilobolus mission is to “create, perform, and preserve dances, applying the collaborative creative methods of Pilobolus; expand and diversify audiences through projects of all types and scales in live performance, film, and digital media, ch ...…
 
Keith O’Brien discusses his new book, Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History. Between the world wars, airplane racing became a hugely popular sport. Male pilots were hailed as brave heroes, while female pilots were more often more ridiculed than praised. By weaving together the stories of five women, O’Brien ...…
 
Today on Leonard Lopate At Large Leonard has a conversation with Wendy Brawer And Charles Krezell On Green Activism In New York Eco-designer and public educator Wendy Brawer created of the Green Map System, the first resource of its kind, back in 1992 to raise local awareness of environmental issues in the New York area. In the years since, gre ...…
 
FRONTLINE correspondent A.C. Thompson discusses Documenting Hate: Charlottesville. Made in collaboration with ProPublica, this investigation exposes the white supremacists and neo-Nazis involved in the Charlottesville rally. It shows how some of those behind the racist violence went unchecked and continued to operate around the country. Documen ...…
 
On the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis, Adam Tooze discusses his new book Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World. Tooze takes a close look at the crash’s causes, the prospects for a more prosperous future, and how the crash ultimately led to the election of President Trump. This segment is guest hosted by Nancy Giles.…
 
Director Lila Neugebauer and actor Blair Brown discuss their play, Mary Page Marlowe, now at Second Stage Theater. Mary Page Marlowe presents as an ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced life’s ups and downs. This intimate play offers a haunting portrait of a seemingly typical life and demonstrates how a series of forgotten moments c ...…
 
Director Lileana Blain-Cruz and actor Harriett D. Foy discuss their new production, The House That Will Not Stand. The play takes place on the eve of Louisiana transferring from French to U.S. territory. For a steely widow and her three eligible daughters, all free women of color, freedom hangs in the balance. The House That Will Not Stand runs ...…
 
On today’s Leonard Lopate At large, Leonard talks with Lisa Meron, Chris Hardee and Mary Booth: Burned Join Leonard for a discussion with the filmmakers of “BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?” a new documentary which takes an unwavering look at the latest energy industry solution to climate change. Woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry ...…
 
Lawrence O’Donnell discusses his book Deadly Force: A Police Shooting and My Family’s Search for the Truth as well as the current news cycle. O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, tells the story of a 1975 police shooting of an unarmed black man in Boston and the investigation and court case that followed. This segme ...…
 
Joseph O’Neill discusses his new book of stories, Good Trouble. From facial-hair trends to parental sleep deprivation, O’Neill offers a close look at his characters, whose vacillations and second thoughts expose the pettiness, latent violence, and surprising beauty of quotidian 21st-century existence. This segment is guest hosted by DW Gibson.…
 
Ken Auletta discusses his book Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else), which looks at how the advertising industry is changing in the 21st century. By speaking with ad executives who are both competitors and "frenemies," he unpacks the ways that the industry is grappling with a changing landscape, increased comp ...…
 
Boz Scaggs discusses his new album, Out of the Blues, which offers a fresh take on recordings by Bobby Blue Bland, Magic Sam, Jimmy Reed, and even Neil Young's "On The Beach." It marks the final piece of an unofficial trilogy - which began with 2013's Memphis and was followed by 2015's A Fool To Care. Boz made this record as a way to reconnect ...…
 
Raphael Lyon, founder, co-owner, and head mazer of Enlightenment Wines Meadery is celebrating Mead Day. On August 5, New York-based commercial mead-makers (a.k.a. mazers) will converge in Brooklyn in honor of the world's oldest alcoholic beverage--wine made from honey! Mead Day is a free educational event with tastings by five local NY meaderie ...…
 
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