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In a story that is shocking, eye-opening, and a powerful force for change, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Hermans explores the patterns that have been operating for more than three thousand years—and are still operating today—against powerful women across the globe, including Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great,…
 
Pete is a lifelong environmentalist and outdoorsman owner ofHudson Valley Native Landscaping specializing in woodland restoration, invasive species removal, native landscaping and tree care. During this conversation Pete provides a colorful and dynamic perspective into the plant kingdom. Pete approaches everything ecologically and aims to restore l…
 
According to Tim Bakken, while almost all the participants within the system hope that only guilty people will be convicted, the unfortunate reality is that innocent people are convicted and imprisoned at an alarming rate. With the privatization of defense institutions, accused innocent people are themselves responsible for finding the facts that c…
 
Zelenskyy’s former press secretary tells the story of his improbable rise from popular comedian to the president of Ukraine. Luliia Mendel had a front row seat to many of the key events preceding the 2022 Russian invasion. From attending meetings between Zelenskyy and Putin and other European leaders, visiting the front lines in Donbas, to fielding…
 
Ten years after an attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, Ethan Chorin reveals Benghazi was a watershed moment in American history, one that helped create the world America lives in today: polarized, fearful, and dangerously unstable. According to Chorin, Benghazi is not a st…
 
Michael Patrick MacDonald grew up in the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston, a neighborhood that held the highest concentration of white poverty in the United States. 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 tr…
 
(9-15-2022) Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s, is a narrative appreciation of the Greenwich Village music scene of that decade -- in particular the glorious collision of music and message that created the protest song movement. Even before the Beatnik Riots of 1961, New York City's Greenwich Village was the epicenter of revolutiona…
 
Author of Promises Betrayed, Jamil Hassan provides a first-hand account of the Afghanistan evacuation, all told from the unique perspective of an Afghan ally.Having served as a translator for General David Petraeus and General John Nicholson in Afghanistan Jamil and his family were, and are, high-value targets for possible Taliban retribution. Jami…
 
(9-9-2022) Martin Luther King used news cameras as a means of exposing anti-Black violence by white mobs in the 1950s and 60s. Darnella Frazier used her phone to record and post the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin in May 2020. These are just two of many people who have captured images of injustice for the world to see. The Prophetic Lens ta…
 
Join us on Leonard Lopate at Large when the After Dinner Opera Company reviews the New York and Orchestral Staged Premiere of SACCO AND VANZETTI Begun by Marc Blitzstein. Completed & Conducted by Leonard Lehrman. Directed by Benjamin Spierman. In 1921, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, both Italian-Americans, were convicted of robbery and murde…
 
(9/2/2022) In Freedomland, Annemarie H. Sammartino tells Co-op City's story from the perspectives of those who built it and of the ordinary people who made their homes in this monument to imperfect liberal ideals of economic and social justice.Located on the grounds of the former Freedomland amusement park on the northeastern edge of the Bronx, Co-…
 
(9/1/2022) Robert "Bob" Hennelly is an award-winning, print and broadcast journalist. For more than 30 years, he has reported on a broad spectrum of major public policy questions, ranging from homeland security to the economy, environmental contamination to corruption, and occupational safety to homelessness.Join us when Bob Hennelly shares his inv…
 
(8/30/2022)According to Socio-cultural Anthropologist Joshua Reno and Associate Professor of Anthropology Britt Britt Halvorson, many associate racism with the regional legacy of the South yet in fact, it is the Midwest that has upheld some of the nation’s most deep-seated convictions about the value of whiteness.From Jefferson’s noble farmer to Th…
 
(8-29-2022)Jacobin staff writer Luke Savage exposes the hollowness and futility of the liberal project in the 21st century, offering searing critiques of some of its leading figures, notably Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau, and touching on topics that extend over the milquetoast politics of the Biden presidency, Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing, the mo…
 
Join us for a discussion when sibling language experts and regular contributors to the program Kathryn and Ross Petras. This language duo are authors of the bestselling You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words—and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse and the hosts of a popular NPR podcast.Kathryn & Ros…
 
For over 20 years, Journalist Susan Hartman has been writing intimate stories about immigrants and their communities. Her book, City of Refugees, the Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a Dying American Town. Hartman shows how an influx of refugees helped revive Utica, New York, an old upstate manufacturing town that was nearly destroye…
 
Since he first appeared on the American literary scene, Jerome Charyn has dazzled readers with his “blunt, brilliantly crafted prose” With Big Red, Charyn reimagines the life of one of America’s most enduring icons, “Gilda” herself, Rita Hayworth, whose fiery red tresses and hypnotic dancing graced the silver screen over sixty times in her nearly f…
 
According to Professor Falguni Sheth despite the disapproval that "visibly" Muslim women face in the West, the U.S. does not ban the hijab or niqab. Nevertheless, it does find a way to manage assertive Muslim women. How so? Subtly and without outright confrontation: through the courts, bureaucratic processes and liberal discourses. Join us when Pro…
 
(8/11/22) Marc Lamont Hill and New York Times bestselling author Todd Brewster weave four recent pivotal moments in America’s racial divide into their disturbing historical context—starting with the killing of George Floyd—Seen and Unseen reveals the connections between our current news headlines and social media feeds and the country’s long strugg…
 
(8-10-22)In 1945, when Congress began reviewing the record of the most conspicuous acts of courage by American soldiers during World War II, they recommended awarding the Medal of Honor to 432 recipients. Despite the fact that more than one million African-Americans served, not a single Black soldier received the Medal of Honor. The omission remain…
 
From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Will Bunch, the epic untold story of college—the great political and cultural fault line of American lifeAccording Will Bunch today there are two Americas, separate and unequal, one educated and one not. The strongest determinant of whether a voter was likely to support Donald Trump in 2016 was whether or not …
 
(8/4/22) Taylor Brorby author of Boys and Oil: Growing up gay in a fractured land, recounts his upbringing in the coalfields; his adolescent infatuation with books; and how he felt intrinsically different from other boys. Now an environmentalist, Brorby uses the destruction of large swathes of the West as a metaphor for the terror he experienced as…
 
According to author Jonathan Zimmerman, in America we like to think we live in a land of liberty, where everyone can say whatever they want. Throughout our history, however, we have also been quick to censor people who offend or frighten us. We talk a good game about freedom of speech, then we turn around and deny it to others. Free speech allows u…
 
(8/1/22) Using diary entries, interviews and first-hand accounts, author and screenwriter Thomas McKelvey Cleaver brings to life the struggle in the air over the island of Guadalcanal between August 20 and November 15, 1942.For 40 years from 1961, the late Eric Hammel interviewed more than 150 American participants in the air campaign at Guadalcana…
 
{7/27/22) Though you may not know his name, Robert Welch (1899-1985)—founder of the John Birch Society—is easily one of the most significant architects of our current political moment. In A Conspiratorial Life, the first full-scale biography of Welch, Edward H. Miller delves deep into the life of an overlooked figure whose ideas nevertheless reshap…
 
(7/26/22) Robert Jensen co-authors of An Inconvenient Apocalypse argues that humanity’s future will be defined not by expansion but by contraction. For decades, our world has understood that we are on the brink of an apocalypse—and yet the only implemented solutions have been small and convenient, feel-good initiatives that avoid unpleasant truths …
 
(7/25/22) As we experience extreme heat temperatures during this home improvement season Lawrence Ubell of Accurate Building Inspectors will be live in studio discussing everything from cooling to upgrades.As regular listeners know, there are few construction questions that Ubells of Accurate Building Inspectors don’t know how to answer. In this in…
 
(7/21/22) Every government agency in the United States, from Homeland Security to Departments of Motor Vehicles, has the authority to make its own rules for sex classification. Many transgender people find themselves in the bizarre situation of having different sex classifications on different documents. Whether you can change your legal sex to “F”…
 
(7/20/22) Acclaimed author Jamie Susskind suggest not long ago, the tech industry was widely admired, and the internet was regarded as a tonic for freedom and democracy, not anymore. Every day, the headlines blaze with reports of racist algorithms, data leaks, and social media platforms festering with falsehood and hate.In The Digital Republic, aut…
 
For decades, New York Times best-selling author John Allen Paulos has enlightened readers by showing how to make sense of the numbers and probabilities behind real-world events, political calculations, and everyday personal decisions.Who’s Counting? features dozens of his insightful essays—original writings on contemporary issues like the COVID-19 …
 
(7/15/2022) Chemist, artist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol is the founder of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc. A not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She is also the Health and Safety Director for the Local 829 union of the United Scenic Artists International Alliance of Theatrical St…
 
(7/14/2022) Robert "Bob" Hennelly is an award-winning, print and broadcast journalist. For more than 30 years, he has reported on a broad spectrum of major public policy questions, ranging from homeland security to the economy, environmental contamination to corruption, and occupational safety to homelessness.Join us when Bob Hennelly shares his in…
 
(7/11/22) Ranging from chattel slavery, through the New Deal to the Covid pandemic, Ellis Cose has produced a groundbreaking work that investigates how pivotal decisions have established and perpetuated discriminatory practices.Race and Reckoning: From Founding Fathers to Today's Disruptors -- examines our nation’s history, in which numerous racial…
 
(7/8/22) According to Bob Keefe, the battle against climate change is no longer just an environmental or social issue. As shareholders demand corporations protect assets against climate change and the economic impact of environmental disasters suck billions of dollars out of the economy, capitalism itself has become an ally. The economic impact of …
 
Roe v. Wade, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States generally protects the liberty to choose to have an abortion. Recently The Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending right to abortion upheld for decadesDespite her famous pseudonym, no one knows the truth about “Jane…
 
(7/1/2022) McDonald serves as Author-in-Residence & Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University’s Honors Department, where he teaches his curricula: “Non-Fiction Writing & Social Justice Issues” and “The North of Ireland: Colonialism, Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Peace with Justice" every fall.Regular contributor to the program Mi…
 
(6/29/2022) Join us when Pete Muroski of Native Landscapes Garden Center focuses our attention on organic edible landscape techniques, such as organic gardening and how it can be incorporated into landscaping.Vegetable gardens -- terrace, roof top or windowsill gardening. How to grow fruits and vegetables in a healthy manner, pesticide free, the ea…
 
(6/27/2022) No Wider War is the second volume of a two-part exploration of America's involvement in Indochina from the end of World War II to the Fall of Saigon. Drawing on the latest research, unavailable to the authors of the classic Vietnam histories, including recently declassified top secret National Security Agency material, Sergio Miller exa…
 
Escaping Gravity is former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver's firsthand account of how a handful of revolutionaries overcame the political patronage and bureaucracy that threatened the space agency.The success of Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, and countless other commercial space efforts were pr…
 
Rebecca Wragg Sykes uses her experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research to share our new understanding of Neanderthals, shoving aside clichés of rag-clad brutes in an icy wasteland. She reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable. Above all, they were successful s…
 
Bob Hennelly who has a passion for bringing real news to his audience, will be co-hosting Leonard Lopate at Large touching on local politics, Jan. 6th Hearings, The Poor People’s Campaign and more.Join us for a thought provoking Friday afternoon when Bob Hennelly sit in as co-host on the next installment of Leonard Lopate at Leonard.…
 
First Light Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time by Emma Chapman tells the story of the first stars, hundreds of times the size of the Sun and a million times brighter, that seeded the Universe with the heavy elements that we are made of and tells us how these stars formed, why they were so unusual, and what they can teach us about the Universe t…
 
Chemist, artist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol is the founder of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc. A not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She is also the Health and Safety Director for the Local 829 union of the United Scenic Artists International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employee…
 
Robert "Bob" Hennelly is an award-winning, print and broadcast journalist. For more than 30 years, he has reported on a broad spectrum of major public policy questions, ranging from homeland security to the economy, environmental contamination to corruption, and occupational safety to homelessness.Bob has a passion for bringing real news to his aud…
 
According to award-winning journalist Adam Piore, there’s a story behind every apartment sale, every building development, and each real estate transaction in New York City. In this publication Piore charts the extraordinary transformation of America’s greatest city from a near-bankrupt urban combat zone into the land of Billionaires’ Row and Hudso…
 
According to author Rachel E. Gross, a camera obscura reflects the world back but dimmer and inverted. Similarly, science has long viewed woman through a warped lens, one focused narrowly on her capacity for reproduction. As a result, there exists a vast knowledge gap when it comes to what we know about half of the bodies on the planet.That is fina…
 
In The Fed Unbound: Central Banking in a Time of Crisis, Lev Menand, a legal scholar and former Treasury official, assesses how and why the Fed has taken on more and more responsibilities to keep the economy out of recession, as it did during the 2008 crisis and again during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us when Menand argues that the Fed significant…
 
In his new book for Simon & Schuster, historian David Hackett Fischer argues that African history is American history. AFRICAN FOUNDERS draws on extensive research to show how enslaved Africans and their descendants enlarged American ideas of freedom in varying ways in different regions of the early United States.At a time when many states have ban…
 
According to Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan, immigration is one of the most fraught, and possibly most misunderstood topics in American social discourse—yet, in most cases, the things we believe about immigration are based largely on myth, not facts. Join us when Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan examine their book Streets of Gold: America's Untold …
 
The New Political Capitalism, How businesses and societies can thrive in a deeply politicized world, bridges the gap between the reality of the relationship between politics and business, and the lack of familiarity of the business community, even at the most senior levels, with political thinking. The book demonstrates how businesses that develop …
 
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