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18 Aug 2017

The Leonard Lopate Show

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Leonard Lopate 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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    Seeing Neverland Through Hook's Eyes

    John Pielmeier, an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, joins us to discuss his debut novel, Hook's Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself. Peter Pan’s legendary nemesis finally sets the record straight and explains why he doesn't deserve his bad reputation.

    John Peilmeier will appear for a book signing at the Barnes & Noble on 5th Ave. and 46th St. at 2 p.m. on Aug. 22.


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    Anita Hill, Louise Matsakis On The Google Anti-Diversity Memo & Sexism In Tech

    Louise Matsakis, an assistant editor at Motherboard, VICE's tech site, broke the story about James Damore’s controversial Google Anti-Diversity Memo. She discusses the memo itself, Danmore's firing, and the culture at Google and Silicon Valley at large. She's joined by Anita Hill, Of Counsel at the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, who recently wrote an op-ed for The New York Times titled "Class Actions Could Fight Discrimination in Tech." 


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    What North America's Biggest Earthquake Taught Us About Plate Tectonics

    Plate tectonics was still a controversial theory in the mid-60s. But that changed when a 9.2 magnitude earthquake devastated Valdez, Alaska and wiped the island village of Chenega off the map in 1964. In his new book, The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet, New York Times science reporter Henry Fountain follows a geologist named George Plafker, who traveled to Alaska in the quake's aftermath to conduct research that would lead to an important discovery.


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    Why We Love To Run

    For our next Please Explain, Vybarr Cregan-Reid jogs us through the basics of running. Cregan-Reid, who authored the book Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human, reveals how running reconnects us to our bodies and helps us cleanse our minds. He explores the world’s most advanced running laboratories and research centers, and draws on literature, philosophy, neuroscience and biology to understand our passion for running.


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    Anita Hill On Sexism In Tech, Exploring North America's Biggest Earthquake, Seeing Neverland Through Hook's Eyes, Why We Love To Run

    Louise Matsakis and Anita Hill discuss former Google employee James Damore’s anti-diversity memo. Henry Fountain explores the 1964 Alaskan earthquake and plate tectonics. John Pielmeier on his debut novel, "Hook's Tale." Vybarr Cregan-Reid explains why we love to run.


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