Leonard Lopate brings a diverse collection of great thinkers and talkers together for smart, unpredictable conversations. This daily program from WNYC, New York Public Radio is more like eavesdropping on a great dinner conversation than your usual talk radio show.
The People Who Rebuilt Newark During Tumultuous...
Julia Rabig, senior lecturer in history at Dartmouth, details how Newark's residents and... Show More
Julia Rabig, senior lecturer in history at Dartmouth, details how Newark's residents and neighbors came together to fight the city's decline during its most turbulent years in her book, The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990. She profiles the black nationalists whose dynamic organizing elected African American candidates to office, tenants who mounted a rent strike to transform public housing and white Catholic priests who joined black laywomen to pioneer the construction of low-income housing. Show Less
Director Barry Jenkins and actress Naomie Harris join us to discuss their film, "Moonlight"... Show More
Director Barry Jenkins and actress Naomie Harris join us to discuss their film, "Moonlight" about a young man dealing with a dysfunctional home life and a drug-addicted mother (Harris) as he's coming of age in a rough Miami neighborhood in the 1980s. The story is told across three stages of his life, as he struggles to find himself and come to terms with his sexuality.
"Moonlight" is playing at the Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, b/w Broadway & Mercer) and the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 (1998 Broadway, b/w West 67 & 68).
Art Spiegelman Pays Tribute to Si Lewen
Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus, pays tribute to artist Si Lewen with... Show More
The global attack on internet services last Friday relied on the internet of things to spread... Show More
The global attack on internet services last Friday relied on the internet of things to spread malware. The Islamic State has used social media and the internet in an unprecedented campaign to recruit young people around the world. Emerson T. Brooking, a Research Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses his cover story for The Atlantic, "War Goes Viral," (online title: "How Social Media Got Weaponized: War in the Digital Age") co-authored with P.W. Singer, which looks at how Twitter and social media are being weaponized around the world.
Life, the Universe and Everything with Neil...
Dark matter. Black holes. Parallel universes. Astrophysics continues to get more intriguing -... Show More
Dark matter. Black holes. Parallel universes. Astrophysics continues to get more intriguing - and more challenging. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, has teamed up with two of his fellow professors at Princeton University, Michael Strauss and J. Richard Gott, to clear up the confusion in their new book Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour, which covers fundamental questions about the birth of the universe and explains the latest discoveries by modern astrophysicists.
Sarah Jessica Parker Stars in 'Divorce' on HBO
Sarah Jessica Parker talks about her new HBO series "Divorce." Parker stars as Frances, a... Show More
Sarah Jessica Parker talks about her new HBO series "Divorce." Parker stars as Frances, a married woman with two children living in Westchester County, who after more than a decade of marriage, has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband.
"Divorce" airs Sunday nights at 10 on HBO.
How Sexual Coercion and Rape Culture Surfaced in...
Author and contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine Peggy Orenstein talks about the... Show More
Author and contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine Peggy Orenstein talks about the feminist response to Donald Trump and the sexual assault allegations, as well as rape culture and her recent piece in The New York Times, "How to be a Man in the Age of Trump." Orenstein recently began interviewing young men about their attitudes toward sexuality, and found that while "most are not mini-Trumps in the making... they "express confusion, uncertainty: eager to fit in, yet troubled by assumptions and expectations of masculinity." Show Less
T.C. Boyle's 'The Terranauts' Imagines an...
Novelist T.C. Boyle discusses his latest novel, The Terranauts. Set in the Arizona desert... Show More
Novelist T.C. Boyle discusses his latest novel, The Terranauts. Set in the Arizona desert, eight scientists known as the "Terranauts" have been selected to live under glass in an experimental model of an off-earth colony while they are monitored by supervising scientist and face a series of life-threatening disasters.
Event: T.C. Boyle will discuss his new novel on Wednesday October 26th at 7 p.m. at the LIVE series at The New York Public Library (498 5th Ave at 42nd St.). Show Less
Looking at the Long-Term Effects of Adderall
Science writer Casey Schwartz discusses her recent piece in The New York Times Magazine... Show More
Science writer Casey Schwartz discusses her recent piece in The New York Times Magazine, "Generation Adderall." Adderall is a drug prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder primarily seen in children. Schwartz writes about her own experiences using Adderall, beginning in college and into her early 30s, and the fight to get off the drug. By 2013, she reports that 3.5 million children were on stimulants like Adderall, despite the fact that experts know very little about what Adderall does to the body and mind over years of use. Also joining us is Dr. Harris Stratyner, psychologist, addiction specialist and Vice President of the Caron Treatment Center in Manhattan, and one of the specialists Schwartz interviews in the piece.
'Wild Girls' Follows Women Rebels of the 1950s
Novelist, professor, journalist and film critic Erica Abeel talks about her book, Wild Girls, a... Show More
Novelist, professor, journalist and film critic Erica Abeel talks about her book, Wild Girls, a novel inspired by her own life. She tells the stories of three women who came of age in the 1950s and chose unconventional paths, from living with the Beats and Allen Ginsberg in Paris, to an artist inspired by Yoko Ono, Abeel's roommate during the early 1960s.
Event: Erica Abeel will be speaking and signing books at The Corner Bookstore (1313 Madison Ave at 93rd St.) on Wednesday, October 26th at 6 p.m. Show Less
Comedian Chris Gethard Finds the Humor in Life's...
Comedian Chris Gethard, host and star of "The Chris Gethard Show" on Fusion and the Earwolf... Show More
Comedian Chris Gethard, host and star of "The Chris Gethard Show" on Fusion and the Earwolf podcast, "Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People," joins us to discuss his new one-man off-Broadway show, "Career Suicide." The show deals with his own struggles in life - depression, suicide attempts, alcohol abuse and the ups and downs in navigating the world of therapy.
"Career Suicide" is at The Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleeker Street, b/w Mott and Layfayette St.). For tickets, click here. Show Less