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Testing for Cancer Risk in the Jewish Population: A Community Conversation Testing for Cancer Risk in the Jewish Population: A Community Conversation
Studies show that Ashkenazi Jews are ten times more likely than the general population to have a mutation in the BRCA genes linked to a substantially increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Join Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist Amy Harmon as she moderates a distinguished panel of medical experts in a discussion about this pressing health concern in the Jewish community and the controversial topic of population testing for cancer. Featuring medical oncologist Dr. Susan Domchek (Basser Research Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine), reproductive geneticist Dr. Susan Klugman (Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva University/Einstein College of Medicine), and medical ethicist Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD (Division of Education and Bioethics at Einstein College of Medicine.)
Nov 20, 2014 listen now download
The Challenges of a Young Country:  Comparing Israel and the US at the Age of 66 The Challenges of a Young Country: Comparing Israel and the US at the Age of 66
It takes harsh compromises to form and sustain a new country. In its sixth decade, the United States faced a catastrophic period, deeply divided over an issue that was fundamental to its continued existence as a unified country. Are there parallels to the Israel of today? What can Israel learn from American history?
Nov 11, 2014 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: Rosanne Cash What Everyone's Talking About: Rosanne Cash
Join us for a candid conversation with the gifted singer/songwriter who has built her own popular niche in country music, despite the inevitable associations with her legendary father, Johnny Cash. This will be an intimate discussion of her latest album, the critically acclaimed The River & The Thread. Cash has recorded fifteen albums and charted 21 Top 40 country singles. She has received 12 GRAMMY nominations, winning in 1985. Cash has published four books, and her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and New York Magazine.
Oct 29, 2014 listen now download
Is There Enough to Go Around? Shmita and Debt Relief in Israel Is There Enough to Go Around? Shmita and Debt Relief in Israel
What can Jewish values teach us about money, debt, and mutual responsibility? The biblical laws of shmita include provisions for debt relief, allowing people the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty every seven years. Join MK Dr. Ruth Calderon, architect of a new debt relief initiative in Israel during this shmita year, and New York Times columnist Ron Lieber for a conversation about how Jewish values affect our financial habits and societal responsibility towards people in debt.
Oct 29, 2014 listen now download
Train Your Brain for Happiness and More Train Your Brain for Happiness and More
Science now tells us that we can train and even change our brain through easy-to-do games and techniques, and millions seem to agree, as people flock to training websites and offline practices like mindfulness
meditation.

How might this work for you? Dan Harris, ABC news reporter and author of 10% Happier: How I tamed the Voice in my Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help that Really works – a True Story, explores this subject with world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Richard Davidson, a leading expert on the impact of contemplative practices such as meditation on the brain.

Dan Harris, co-anchor of NBC's "Nightline" and the weekend editions of "Good Morning America" and reporter for "20/20" and "World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer", best-selling author of 10% Happier.

Dr. Richard Davidson, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and the Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author (with Sharon Begley) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain. Dr. Davidson is also the founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, UW-Madison.
Oct 14, 2014 listen now download
Changing Lives, Making History: 40 Years of LGBTQ Life in NYC with Andy Cohen and Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen Changing Lives, Making History: 40 Years of LGBTQ Life in NYC with Andy Cohen and Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen
Changing Lives, Making History: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah illuminates forty revolutionary years in the life of New York City. Join author Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen and Bravo's Andy Cohen to look inside this beautiful new book at the moving, inspiring, and hilarious stories behind CBST's impact on the gay liberation movement, the evolution of progressive Jewish religious institutions, and the transformation of the lives of LGBTQ people locally, nationally, and abroad.
Oct 13, 2014 listen now download
Living Alone: The New American Lifestyle Living Alone: The New American Lifestyle
While more Americans live alone now than ever before, loneliness can be as bad for your health as smoking. Have we been freed to live as we please, or is solitude a public health crisis? Join Eric Klinenberg, author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, and Ross Douthat, New York Times Op-Ed columnist, as they debate the implications of this new American lifestyle. Hosted by Judith Shulevitz, senior editor at The New Republic and author of the influential article, "The Lethality of Loneliness."
May 19, 2014 listen now download
From Minimalist to Flexitarian: A Night with MARK BITTMAN From Minimalist to Flexitarian: A Night with MARK BITTMAN
One of the country's best-known and most widely respected food writers, Mark Bittman reports about food policy and cooking for The New York Times, where his "Flexitarian" column appears regularly. Join us as he discusses his newest cookbook, VB6, and why he believes people should be vegans until 6 pm.
May 12, 2014 listen now download
Meditation and the Skeptic: How a Group of America’s Leading Mindfulness Teachers Convinced a Jaded TV Newsman to Meditate and Become 10% Happier Meditation and the Skeptic: How a Group of America’s Leading Mindfulness Teachers Convinced a Jaded TV Newsman to Meditate and Become 10% Happier
Searching for answers after experiencing an anxiety attack on national television, ABC anchor-man, Dan Harris, turned to world-renowned authors and meditation teachers, Sharon Salzberg, Mark Epstein and Joseph Goldstein, to guide and support him in developing a meditation practice. One result was his new best-selling book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story.

Dan Harris, ABC news anchor and weekend co-host of Good Morning America and frequent reporter for 20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer and weekday editions of GMA.

Sharon Salzberg, best-selling author, world-renowned speaker and teacher and a co-founder of Insight Meditation Center in Barre, MA.

Mark Epstein, MD, psychiatrist in private practice and author of several major books about the interface of psychotherapy and Buddhism.

Joseph Goldstein, author, beloved meditation teacher and co-founder of Insight Meditation Center in Barre, MA, where is one of the guiding teachers.
May 5, 2014 listen now download
Israel Forum: The Next Frontier of Israeli Hi-Tech Israel Forum: The Next Frontier of Israeli Hi-Tech
Israel's well-documented role as a center of innovation is poised to transform the world stage, as countries around the world, including the US, are turning to Israel to study its successes, translate them, and implement them at home.
May 4, 2014 listen now download
To Be Or Not To Be: A Tale of Five Sisters Avivah Zornberg at the JCC in Manhattan To Be Or Not To Be: A Tale of Five Sisters Avivah Zornberg at the JCC in Manhattan
Renowned scholar, teacher, and author, Dr. Avivah Zornberg in the first speaking engagement of her North American tour returns to the JCC. The five daughters of Zelophechad figure in a unique brief narrative which throws them into some tension with Moses. We will study this intriguing narrative, with the help of midrashic and Chasidic sources. In what sense can this be considered a feminist narrative?
Apr 30, 2014 listen now download
Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen
After twelve years writing The Ethicist for the NY Times magazine, Randy Cohen invites you to his new project Person Place Thing, an interview show in which one amazing guest tells three insightful and often hilarious stories. The night includes music and laughter, and has never included a show-stopping injury. This episode's guests: Rachel and Terence Winter.
Apr 23, 2014 listen now download
Fracking: Boon or Bane? Fracking: Boon or Bane?
A conversation about the most controversial—and most-profitable—energy development of recent times with two leading experts in the field: Jason Bordoff, former senior director for energy and climate change for the Obama Administration's National Security Council, and Gregory Zuckerman, prize-winning Wall Street reporter and author of the highly-acclaimed new book, The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters.
Apr 14, 2014 listen now download
The Smartest Kids in the World: A Conversation with Amanda Ripley The Smartest Kids in the World: A Conversation with Amanda Ripley
Author and Time journalist, Amanda Ripley, joins us for an evening of insight into the global education scene and offers closer look at the handful of nations that are succeeding at teaching their children better than ever. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way is a New York Times' bestseller and was selected by The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Amazon.com as one of the Best Books of 2013. Amanda talks about what our country and our families need to do to compete in this new global reality.
Apr 2, 2014 listen now download
Are We Having Our Children Too Late? Are We Having Our Children Too Late?
Join Dr. Dolores Malaspina, the pioneering psychiatrist who uncovered the link between older fathers and schizophrenia, and Philip N. Cohen, an expert on family life and author of the blog Family Inequality, as they talk with Judith Shulevitz about delayed parenthood and what it means for our children, our families, and our nation.
Mar 19, 2014 listen now download
Modern Love: A Conversation with The New York Times’ Daniel Jones Modern Love: A Conversation with The New York Times’ Daniel Jones
Abby sits down with Daniel Jones, the editor of the Modern Love column in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times, for an evening of laughter, reflection and story-telling. Jones will be discusses his new book, Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers). Event will be followed by a book-signing reception.
Mar 17, 2014 listen now download
THE LIVING LEGACY OF DR. KING: Leading a Social Responsible Life THE LIVING LEGACY OF DR. KING: Leading a Social Responsible Life
Join us for a day of study and action on Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, honoring Dr. King’s vision and his hope for a world of nonviolence and social justice. Explore how each of us can embody these values in our lives as New Yorkers and as Jews.
Mar 7, 2014 listen now download
Report from Jerusalem: A Conversation on Israel's Future Report from Jerusalem: A Conversation on Israel's Future
Join us for an evening program with Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times’ Jerusalem Bureau Chief, in conversation with Isaac “Bougie” Herzog, the newly elected chairman of the Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Knesset.
Mar 7, 2014 listen now download
Reign of Error: An Evening with Diane Ravitch Reign of Error: An Evening with Diane Ravitch
Join us for a conversation with one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, Dr. Diane Ravitch. Admired by legions of teachers, Ravitch's blog is one of education's best-read, with over 9,000,000 page views. While once supporting President H. W. Bush's education reform policies when she served as Assistant Secretary of Education, she's now an outspoken critic of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. She and John Merrow will discuss her political awakening, and her newest book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools.
Feb 26, 2014 listen now download
Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen
After twelve years writing The Ethicist for the NY Times magazine, Randy Cohen invites you to his new project Person Place Thing, an interview show in which one amazing guest tells three insightful and often hilarious stories. The night includes music and laughter, and has never included a show-stopping injury. This episode's guest: Judy Gold.
Feb 19, 2014 listen now download
Inside Business with Joe Nocera and William D. Cohan Inside Business with Joe Nocera and William D. Cohan
Join us for a conversation about the current state of Wall Street and the nation's economy with two of the country's most incisive business journalists, The New York Times' OpEd columnist Joe Nocera, and William D. Cohan, Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of bestsellers House of Cards and The Last Tycoons.
Feb 10, 2014 listen now download
All Joy and No Fun: A Parenting Conversation with Jennifer Senior and Lisa Belkin All Joy and No Fun: A Parenting Conversation with Jennifer Senior and Lisa Belkin
Join us for the launch of Jennifer Senior's new book, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting, a fascinating look at the entire experience of parenthood that captures what today's parents find so challenging—and rewarding—about their lives. Jennifer is joined by Lisa Belkin, The Huffington Post's Senior Columnist, reporting and opining on life, work, and family.
Feb 3, 2014 listen now download
Bully: A conversation with Lee Hirsch Bully: A conversation with Lee Hirsch
Lee Hirsch, founder of The BULLY Project, has sparked a national movement to stop bullying. He is transforming kids’ lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action, with a goal of reaching over 10 million kids.
Dec 11, 2013 listen now download
Jewish Pluralism in Israel (keynote & closing) Jewish Pluralism in Israel (keynote & closing)
A symposium hosted by the David H. Sonabend Center for Israel at The JCC in Manhattan featuring Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenburg, Rabbi Seth Farber, Rabbi Naamah Kelman, and Rabbi Uri Regev. Moderated by Dr. John Ruskay.
Oct 23, 2013 listen now download
The Devil That Never Dies: A Conversation with Daniel Goldhagen The Devil That Never Dies: A Conversation with Daniel Goldhagen
Internationally bestselling author Daniel Goldhagen (author of Hitler's Willing Executioners) discusses his groundbreaking new book The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism.
Oct 21, 2013 listen now download
Tap Dancing to Work: Carol Loomis on Warren Buffet Tap Dancing to Work: Carol Loomis on Warren Buffet
Carol Loomis is one of the most-honored financial journalists of our time. Her recently-published book, Tap Dancing to Work, is a collection of all the articles Fortune has published about and by Warren Buffett, her longtime friend and bridge partner.
Oct 9, 2013 listen now download
Lessons From The Courts: Religious, State and Civil Rights Lessons From The Courts: Religious, State and Civil Rights
Renowned legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin moderates a discussion with Justice Dorit Beinisch, President (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of Israel and The Honorable Judith S. Kaye, former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.
Jun 25, 2013 listen now download
City Council District 6 Candidate Forum City Council District 6 Candidate Forum
This historic candidate forum focuses exclusively on the important issues related to youth and education in our neighborhoods and in New York City.
Jun 18, 2013 listen now download
The Salon: Live The Salon: Live
The Jewish Channel celebrates the voices of Jewish women and the show's 25th episode with a live taping. Host Jane Eisner and co-host Rachel Sklar,are joined by a panel including the JCC’s own Executive Director, Rabbi Joy Levitt; Hanna Rosin; and Judith Shulevitz.
Jun 5, 2013 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick with Letty Cottin Pogrebin What Everyone's Talking About: How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick with Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Author-activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin is interviewed by her eldest twin, Abigail Pogrebin, who braves the task in a special, intimate conversation about Letty's acclaimed new book, How To Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick.
May 22, 2013 listen now download
Far From the Tree: An Evening with Andrew Solomon Far From the Tree: An Evening with Andrew Solomon
An intimate conversation in which National Book Award-winner Solomon discussed the stories of parents who not only learn to handle and help their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.
Apr 24, 2013 listen now download
A 21st Century Education with Sal Khan A 21st Century Education with Sal Khan
Sal Khan the Founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy talks about education in the 21st Century.
Apr 9, 2013 listen now download
Enacting The Dream: A Conversation On Immigration Reform Enacting The Dream: A Conversation On Immigration Reform
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, Dream Activist Roy Naim and Rachel Tiven, the Executive Director of Immigration Equality talk frankly about immigration reform efforts and why it's important to our community.
Apr 3, 2013 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: The Heavy - A Conversation with Dara-Lynn Weiss What Everyone's Talking About: The Heavy - A Conversation with Dara-Lynn Weiss
Dara-Lynn Weiss, author of The Heavy, talks frankly about the sometimes unpopular choices parents make in order to do what they think is best for their children.
Mar 13, 2013 listen now download
More Than Money: The Price of Inequality More Than Money: The Price of Inequality
Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talks about the state of the U.S. economy and his most recent book focusing on the growing inequality in American society.
Feb 27, 2013 listen now download
Learning Matters: Are Our Boys In Crisis? Learning Matters: Are Our Boys In Crisis?
Richard Whitmire and Dr. Perri Klass discuss the problems boys face and what schools and parents can do to ensure their happiness and success.
Feb 20, 2013 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: Meeting Malcolm What Everyone's Talking About: Meeting Malcolm
One of the most incisive, innovative writers and thinkers of our time, Malcolm Gladwell, discusses his upcoming book, David and Goliath, and how he created such a singular journalistic niche.
Jan 16, 2013 listen now download
When We Were Free To Be: A Special 40th Anniversary Celebration When We Were Free To Be: A Special 40th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Free to Be… You and Me with original celebrity reflections, a performance by the PS22 chorus, and more special guests and surprises.
Dec 10, 2012 listen now download
The Israel Forum: Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. The Israel Forum: Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.
The American-Israeli relationship runs deep and is full of both passions and pitfalls. There is no one better to lay the landscape than Michael Oren, ambassador, academic, and author.
Dec 5, 2012 listen now download
Learning Matters: Teaching Character with Paul Tough, Dominic Randolph & Dave Levin Learning Matters: Teaching Character with Paul Tough, Dominic Randolph & Dave Levin
Can we teach our kids grit? Listen to Paul Tough, Dave Levin and Dominic Randolph discuss this question and more in their conversation on teaching character moderated by John Merrow.
Dec 5, 2012 listen now download
Cook Fight: A Night with NY Times Food Reporters Julia Moskin & Kim Severson Cook Fight: A Night with NY Times Food Reporters Julia Moskin & Kim Severson
Popular NY Times reporters Julia Moskin and Kim Severson go head-to-head in a battle for kitchen dominance. Listen in as Abigail Pogrebin interviews them about their one-of-a-kind cookbook, Cook Fight.
Nov 28, 2012 listen now download
Learning Matters: Life in Education's Hot Seat Learning Matters: Life in Education's Hot Seat
Dr. Merryl Tisch, the Chancellor of the state's Board of Regents, talks with John Merrow about the state's struggles, victories, and plans for the future.
Oct 24, 2012 listen now download
A Mindful Nation: A Conversation with Congressman Tim Ryan & Dr. Saki Santorelli A Mindful Nation: A Conversation with Congressman Tim Ryan & Dr. Saki Santorelli
Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan and Dr. Saki Santorelli discuss the positive impact of mindfulness across a broad range of industries.
Oct 10, 2012 listen now download
More Than Money: Politics & the Economy with The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel More Than Money: Politics & the Economy with The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel
Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation, talks politics and the economy with Myron Kandel.
Sep 24, 2012 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: Judy Collins—A Troubadour's Story What Everyone's Talking About: Judy Collins—A Troubadour's Story
Judy Collins, whose music is fixed into the American landscape, talks about her revealing memoir, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes, and a career that's spanned five decades.
May 23, 2012 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: Softball with Chris Matthews What Everyone's Talking About: Softball with Chris Matthews
The master of acerbic political commentary discusses his career, the election, and his newest bestseller, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.
May 14, 2012 listen now download
Learning Matters: A Conversation with Joel Klein Learning Matters: A Conversation with Joel Klein
A discussion with former Chancellor of the NYC DOE, Joel Klein. The former Assistant US Attorney and publishing executive talks about his toughest battles during his eight year tenure as Chancellor.
May 7, 2012 listen now download
Homesick and Happy: A Parenting Conversation and Book Signing Homesick and Happy: A Parenting Conversation and Book Signing
Michael Thompson, Ph.D., renowned author and psychologist, and Skip Vichness, immediate past chair of the Foundation for Jewish Camping, discuss Thompson's newest book.
This event was graciously sponsored by www.MaineCampExperience.com.
May 6, 2012 listen now download
Learning To Breathe with Meredith Vieira and Priscilla Warner Learning To Breathe with Meredith Vieira and Priscilla Warner
Former Today host Meredith Vieira joins friend and author Priscilla Warner (The Faith Club) for a night of reflection as they discuss their personal quests to living peaceful, meaningful lives.
Apr 15, 2012 listen now download
More Than Money: Maria Bartiromo Talks Business More Than Money: Maria Bartiromo Talks Business
CNBC luminary and Wall Street Journal Report anchor Maria Bartiromo discusses her career in business journalism and current market happenings.
Apr 4, 2012 listen now download
Combating Islamophobia Combating Islamophobia
Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Muhammad Shamsi Ali discuss their efforts to combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, promoting understanding and reconciliation through face-to-face Muslim-Jewish dialogue. Moderated by Chelsea Clinton.
Mar 14, 2012 listen now download
Beyond The Sling: A Parenting Conversation and Book Signing with Actress and Neuroscientist Mayim Bialik Beyond The Sling: A Parenting Conversation and Book Signing with Actress and Neuroscientist Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik in conversation with Deborah Kolben of kveller.com for an insightful, practical and personal talk about attachment parenting.
Mar 5, 2012 listen now download
Learning Matters: Unions & the Future of Our Schools Learning Matters: Unions & the Future of Our Schools
Labor lawyer, former President of United Teachers Federation and
current President of American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten
discusses the challenging terrain of our public education system.
Dec 14, 2011 listen now download
More Than Money: Inside the U.S. Economy More Than Money: Inside the U.S. Economy
Two distinguished author/journalists, Sylvia Nasar and Jeffrey R.
Madrick, will tell us how our economy really works and take us behind
the scenes of the current economic crisis.
Dec 7, 2011 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: Prince of the Table - Danny Meyer What Everyone's Talking About: Prince of the Table - Danny Meyer
What do Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park and Shake Shack have in common? Danny Meyer.
Nov 9, 2011 listen now download
Conversation with Garry Kasparov Conversation with Garry Kasparov
Kasparov, Chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer and political activist speaks on Innovation at the Source: New Thinking about Early Education for the New Century.
Nov 1, 2011 listen now download
Sharon: The Life of a Leader Sharon: The Life of a Leader
The life of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is discussed by his youngest son, Gilad Sharon. Interviewed by Gary Rosenblatt, Editor of The Jewish Week.
Oct 26, 2011 listen now download
Moment Magazine & Karma Foundation Short Fiction Awards Moment Magazine & Karma Foundation Short Fiction Awards
A special literary evening featuring contest judge Nicole Krauss, author of Great House and The History of Love, plus awardees reading from their winning entries.
Oct 10, 2011 listen now download
More than Money: The Business of Media More than Money: The Business of Media
The Deans of Journalism - Nicholas Lemann, Dean of Columbia Journalism School, and Stephen B. Shepard, Dean of Journalism, CUNY - trace the transforming changes in the news industry.
Oct 5, 2011 listen now download
Learning Matters: Charter Schools - The Change Our System Needs? Learning Matters: Charter Schools - The Change Our System Needs?
Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Harlem Success Academy, and Dave Levin, superintendent and co-founder, KIPP NYC, join John Merrow for a discussion about the charter school movement.
Sep 21, 2011 listen now download
9/11: Ten Years Later 9/11: Ten Years Later
Author Jennifer Gardner Trulson and Howard Lutnick, CEO and Chairman of Cantor Fitzgerald, reflect on their devastating losses at the World Trade Center.
Sep 14, 2011 listen now download
Learning Matters: The Future of Teaching Learning Matters: The Future of Teaching
Two of today's most incisive voices in education—Wendy Kopp, Teach For America founder, and John Merrow, PBS/NPR education correspondent—discuss the teaching profession, charter schools and education reform.
Jun 13, 2011 listen now download
More Than Money: Inside the Madoff Scandal More Than Money: Inside the Madoff Scandal
Discussing the world's biggest securities fraud with Diana Henriques, reporter for The New York Times and author of The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust.
May 11, 2011 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: A Conversation with Alexandra Styron What Everyone's Talking About: A Conversation with Alexandra Styron
Alexandra Styron, daughter of Pulitzer Prize winning author William Styron, discusses her stunning new memoir, Reading My Father, and the hurdles she faced pulling together this amazing story.
Apr 27, 2011 listen now download
More than Money: Inside the Business of Dining with Tim & Nina Zagat More than Money: Inside the Business of Dining with Tim & Nina Zagat
The founders of the Zagat Survey talk about how they left the practice of law and revolutionized the global restaurant scene.
Apr 13, 2011 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: You've Got Nora What Everyone's Talking About: You've Got Nora
Listen as Nora Ephron talks about writing, directing, and her newest bestseller, I Remember Nothing.
Feb 16, 2011 listen now download
Literacy and Lunch with Dani Shapiro Literacy and Lunch with Dani Shapiro
Listen to bestselling author Dani Shapiro discuss her newest memoir, Devotion, as well as her experience and inspirations in writing. Shapiro is interviewed by author and former 60 Minutes producer, Abigail Pogrebin.
Feb 7, 2011 listen now download
More than Money: The Secrets Behind the Crash—Inside Wall Street with Chrystia Freeland and Joe Nocera More than Money: The Secrets Behind the Crash—Inside Wall Street with Chrystia Freeland and Joe Nocera
Myron Kandel interviews Chrystia Freeland, the Global Editor-at-Large of Thomson Reuters, and Joe Nocera, co-author of the new book, All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis.
Feb 2, 2011 listen now download
Haiti One Year Later: Seeking Lessons in the Rubble Haiti One Year Later: Seeking Lessons in the Rubble
Listen as a group of prominent Jewish leaders share first-hand accounts and the lessons they learned from their visit to destroyed Port-au-Prince and the surrounding camps.
Jan 24, 2011 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: Spicing It Up What Everyone's Talking About: Spicing It Up
Listen as Amanda Hesser, author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook and founder of food52.com, and Mario Batali, celebrity chef, author of the new cookbook Molto Gusto, discuss all things food-related.
Jan 12, 2011 listen now download
Debbie Friedman Memorial Service Debbie Friedman Memorial Service
The JCC in Manhattan joins Jews across the globe in mourning the loss of Debbie Friedman, the singer and songwriter who has been credited with revitalizing the music and spirituality of North American synagogues.
Jan 9, 2011 listen now download
What Is This Thing Called Love: A Night with Gene Wilder What Is This Thing Called Love: A Night with Gene Wilder
Legendary actor, comedian and writer Gene Wilder is interviewed by his wife Karen Webb Wilder about his book What Is This Thing Called Love? Co-sponsored by the Center for Hearing and Communication.
Dec 15, 2010 listen now download
Literacy and Lunch with Anna Quindlen Literacy and Lunch with Anna Quindlen
In the first intimate Literacy and Lunch discussion, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anna Quindlen discusses with Rabbi Joy Levitt her newest novel, Every Last One, and her experiences and inspirations in writing it.
Nov 16, 2010 listen now download
More Than Money: A Conversation with Paul Krugman More Than Money: A Conversation with Paul Krugman
Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize winning economist, New York Times columnist, Professor at Princeton University and has authored over 20 books. Hear Krugman and Kandel discuss the economy, challenges facing the Obama Administration and breaking international headlines.
Nov 10, 2010 listen now download
Radical Judaism Radical Judaism
Rabbi Joy Levitt, JCC Executive Director, with Arthur Green (Director, Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, Boston), Arnold Eisen (Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary) and David Ellenson (President, Hebrew Union College), discusses Green's new book, Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition.
Nov 8, 2010 listen now download
What Everyone's Talking About: The Obama Experts What Everyone's Talking About: The Obama Experts
Abigail Pogrebin invites journalism heavyweights Jonathan Alter of Newsweek and David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, to sit down for the first time together to talk about their books on Barack Obama.
Oct 13, 2010 listen now download