The Leonard Lopate ShowAuthor: WNYC Studios
24 Mar 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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    Blending 'Romeo and Juliet' With Ballet

    Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet, joins us to discuss their return to New York City after a more than 20-year-long hiatus with its production of “Romeo & Juliet.”  

     The Joffrey Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet" will be at the Joyce Theater from March 28 through April 3.


  • Posted on 27 Mar 2017

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    Trump's Money Man, A New Look At Nixon, A Lost Arctic Expedition

    The New Yorker's Jane Mayer details in her latest piece how a Long Island billionaire and hedge-fund manager fueled the populist wave that would lead to Donald Trump's presidency. Paul Watson's book chronicles the disappearance of two ships in the Arctic in 1845, and the modern search to find their remains. Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet Ashley Wheater joins us to discuss their return to New York City after a more than 20-year-long hiatus with its production of “Romeo & Juliet.” John A. Farrell's new book documents the life of one of America's most controversial presidents, Richard Nixon.


  • Posted on 27 Mar 2017

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    Searching The Arctic For Two Lost Ships

    Pulitzer-winning journalist and photographer Paul Watson joins us to discuss his book Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition. The book tells the story of the doomed Franklin Expedition of 1845, where two ships and 129 people disappeared into the Arctic. Watson also documents the searches that led to the discovery of the ships' remains almost 170 years later.

    Paul Watson will appear at The Explorers Club (46 East 70th St.) on March 27. There will be a reception at 6 p.m., and a lecture at 7 p.m. 


  • Posted on 27 Mar 2017

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    A New Look At Nixon

    Journalist and biographer John A. Farrell joins us to talk about his new book Richard Nixon: The Life. Farrell follows Nixon from his time serving in the Navy to eventually becoming the 37th president of the United States. He also examines Nixon's fall for his role in one of the nation's most shocking political scandals.

    John A. Farrell will appear at an event with the House of Speakeasy on May 10 at 7 p.m. at Joe’s Pub.


  • Posted on 27 Mar 2017

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    The Billionare Who Fueled Trump's Populist Takeover

    The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer joins us to discuss her latest piece, “How Robert Mercer, a Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon, Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency.” Mayer documents how a Long Island billionaire and hedge-fund manager Robert Mercer spent millions fueling the anti-establishment resentment that would lead to Donald Trump's presidency.


  • Posted on 27 Mar 2017

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