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23 May 2018

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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.

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    Queen Sugar Returns for Season 3

    Dawn-Lyen Gardner discusses her leading role in the Oprah Winfrey Network show, Queen Sugar. The show tells the story of one family in Louisiana and their struggle to keep their sugar cane farm afloat in the wake of a family tragedy. Gardner plays Charley Bordelon West, the savvy wife of an NBA star who returns to Louisiana from her glamorous life in Los Angeles.

    This segment is guest hosted by Rebecca Carroll


  • Posted on 23 May 2018

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    'Dance Nation': A Comical Coming of Age

    Playwright Clare Barron and actor Ellen Maddow discuss their new production Dance Nation. The play takes a look at the world of dance competitions and explores notions of adolescence, desire and motivation from a comedic perspective. The pre-teen dancers are played by adult women of all ages. Dance Nation is showing at Playwright Horizons at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater until May 27.

    This segment is guest hosted by Rebecca Carroll. 


  • Posted on 23 May 2018

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    The Costs of Higher Ed Part II: Is Working for Free Worth it?

    For the second installment of our series, "The Costs of Higher Ed," Rebecca Kolins Givan, an associate professor at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, an education reporter for The Washington Post discuss the jobs that put undergrad and grad students through school. They explain the state of the Federal Work-Study program, as well as the labor arrangements for TA's, many of whom are PhD and graduate students who only receive stipends for their work.

    Listeners, give us a call if you have participated in federal work-study or another job for your university as an undergrad or grad student!

    This segment is guest hosted by Arun Venugopal


  • Posted on 22 May 2018

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    The Costs of Work-Study, Drawing NYC's Subway, Michael Chabon on Fatherhood

    For the second installment of our series, "The Costs of Higher Ed," Rebecca Kolins Givan and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel discuss the state of federal work study and grad student labor. Philip Ashforth Coppola talks about his new book of pen-and-ink drawings about the New York subway system, One-Track Mind. Michael Chabon discusses his new book, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

    This episode is guest hosted by Arun Venugopal. 


  • Posted on 22 May 2018

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    Michael Chabon on Fashion and Fatherhood

    Author Michael Chabon discusses his new collection of essays, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces. The book emerged from a piece he wrote for GQ about attending Paris Men’s Fashion Week with his teenage son. It features seven essays that interrogate contemporary notions of fatherhood and manhood in Chabon’s quintessential style.

    Michael Chabon will be a 92nd St. Y/Unterberg Poetry Center Buttenwieser Hall on May 22 at 8 pm and in conversation with Julie Orringer at Greenlight Bookstore at St. Joseph’s College on May 23 at 7:30 pm.  

    This segment is guest hosted Arun Venugopal. 


  • Posted on 22 May 2018

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