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Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer appears in the following:

Fish and Chips and a Magical Pan of Lard

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Is it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands? Slate's June Thomas weighs in.

Is it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands?
Slate's June ThIs it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands? Slate's June Thomas weighs in.

Why You Did (Or Didn't) Quit Smoking

Monday, November 04, 2013

New York City has passed a new law setting 21 as the new legal age to purchase cigarettes, both tobacco and electronic. Will this law lead to fewer smokers? What anti-smoking efforts actually make a difference? Jody Sindelar, a health economist and professor at the Yale School of Public Health who uses behavioral economics to study addiction, explains.

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Movie Date: 'Free Birds,' 'Ender's Game, 'About Time,' and Special Guest Mary Steenburgen

Friday, November 01, 2013

Time travel and dystopia reign this week as Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman take on "Free Birds," "Ender's Game," and "About Time." Plus, Kristen interviews Mary Steenburgen who stars as a lounge singer in the new movie "Last Vegas."

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Fame and Madness: Inside the Hemingway Legacy

Friday, November 01, 2013

Seven members of the Hemingway family have died by their own hands. Several have struggled with addiction. More than a few have been diagnosed with mental illness. The new documentary, “Running From Crazy,” looks at the Hemingway family’s tumultuous history, through the eyes of Mariel Hemingway. The film is produced by Oprah Winfrey, and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple.

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'Ender's Game,' 'Free Birds,' 'About Time'

Friday, November 01, 2013

This week, it's all about time travel and dystopia as the Movie Date team takes on "Ender's Game," "Free Birds," and "About Time." Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer are the Movie Date team. 

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R.L. Stine On the Role of Fear for Children

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Everyone has a story that as a kid, made the hairs on their neck stand up -- and often, those stories live with us throughout adulthood. Author of scary fiction for children, R.L. Stine, has written several scary series for children, including GoosebumpsFear Street and The Nightmare Room. He discusses the role that fear plays in children's lives.

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Yes, Your School is Watching You

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Around the country, schools are considering whether it's their responsibility - or if it’s even their right - to keep track of kids when they’re online, but off campus. Two educators who stand on different sides of the issue give their take. Brian Gatens is superintendent of Norwood Public School District in New Jersey. He believes that schools should not be in the business of monitoring students 24/7. And Martha Haakmat is Head of School at Brooklyn Heights Montessori in New York. She believes a school's responsibilities extend beyond the school walls

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Listeners Respond: Your Favorite Scary Halloween Stories

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Takeaway listeners share scary Halloween stories from their childhood, and  R.L. Stine, the author of several scary series for children, including  "Goosebumps," describes one particularly frightful Halloween from his childhood. What's your scary Halloween story? Leave a comment, give us a call at 1-877-869-8253, or record your own message using your computer right here.

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House Of Horrors: Scary Films

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kristin Meinzer and Rafer Guzman, co-hosts of The Takeaway’s Movie Date podcast, delve into some frightening sounds in the film industry with some of their favorite scary movie audio.

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When Big Technology Comes Home

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bre Pettis has been on the forefront of 3-D printing technology, and he has made efforts to get the technology into the hands of regular people. Pettis is the founder and CEO of MakerBot, which produces affordable 3-D printers. He joins The Takeaway to explain why he thinks it’s important to democratize this kind of technology, and why he thinks anyone of us can be an inventor.

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Movie Date: 'The Counselor,' 'All Is Lost' and 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

Friday, October 25, 2013

This week, Kristen and Rafer talk thrillers, French films, and films with barely any dialogue: "The Counselor," starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz; the Robert Redford film "All Is Lost"; and finally, the French film, "Blue Is The Warmest Color."

Kristen and Rafer also take on your problems with the new Movie Date feature, called Movie Therapy. 

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'The Counselor,' 'All Is Lost,' 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

Friday, October 25, 2013

This week in movies: mayhem on land at sea. Our Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, weigh in on Cormac McCarthy's debut screenplay, 'The Counselor,' Robert Redford in 'All is Lost,' and the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, 'Blue is the Warmest Color.'

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The Lasting Emotional Damage in Hurricane Sandy's Hardest Hit Community

Friday, October 25, 2013

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we check in with Jim O’Grady, a reporter for The Takeaway's partner WNYC, who has been covering stories of emotional trauma and resilience from Ocean Breeze, Staten Island, a community that lost more lives than any other during the hurricane.

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Movie Date Quiz Night! Live in Brooklyn!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Attention New Yorkers!

On October 27, for the first time ever, The Takeaway's Movie Date podcast is hosting a very special (and spooky) night of bar trivia. In honor of Halloween, questions will focus on scary movies, skin-crawling history, and some top-secret subjects that we won't divulge here. Rafer and Kristen will be there, reading off clues, offering moral support, and handing out prizes. We're expecting it to be very full, so if you want prime space come early!

Sunday, October 27
8pm - 9:30pm
Pacific Standard Bar
82 4th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Trains: 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/R/Q at Atlantic/Barclays
Admission: Free (plus the cost of drinks)

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Caribbean Nations Sue Europe for Slavery Reparations

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fourteen Caribbean nations are asking the former colonial powers of Britain, France and the Netherlands to pay for the damage they inflicted through years of slavery and racism. Joining to weigh in on this issue is Staceyann Chin, a Jamaican-American writer and activist who lived in Jamaica until she was 24-years-old. Martyn Day is a senior partner at Leigh Day, the British law firm litigating on behalf of Caribbean countries. He joins the program to explain the legal aspects of the case.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. on 500 Years of African American History

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The newest documentary by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., “The African Americans,” examines five centuries of African American history—from the first black conquistador to arrive in what's now America to the election of President Barack Obama. The series explores the evolution of the African American people, as well as the cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed against unimaginable odds.

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Family, Allies Speak Out For Kenneth Bae's Release From North Korea

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The lack of a real diplomatic dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea is one of the reasons why American citizen Kenneth Bae remains in a North Korean prison. The Takeaway speaks with Karin Lee, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea, about where relations between the U.S. and North Korea stand today and how they might affect Bae's situation. Kenneth's sister Terri Chung joins The Takeaway to talk about their mother's experience of seeing Kenneth for the first time since he was imprisoned.

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Burger Formation and Consumption, Cheese Placement and More

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Rev" David Ciancio has chronicled his consumption of nearly 600 burgers for his blog, Burger Conquest, and that doesn't even count those he's eaten as a private citizen. Rev joins Dan for a fast-paced and passionate conversation that covers fat-to-lean ratios, burger-to-bun ratios, perfect patty formation, and so much more.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. on the Evolution of the African American People on Film

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., whose newest five-part documentary is called “The African Americans,” discusses the the recent depictions of African Americans on film - from "Django Unchained" to "Twelve Years A Slave."

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Movie Date: 'The Fifth Estate,' 'Carrie' and '12 Years a Slave'

Friday, October 18, 2013

This week, Kristen and Rafer get serious as they talk about three new major releases: "The Fifth Estate," starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange; the remake of "Carrie," starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore; and finally, Steve McQueen's film based on Solomon Northup's memoir, "12 Years a Slave."

Kristen and Rafer also launch a new Movie Date feature, called Movie Therapy, in which they help listeners with their questions and issues by prescribing movies. This week: a listener needs advice on make-out movies. If you have questions for Movie Therapy, ask them here, or on our Facebook page.

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