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Recipe: Tama Matsuoka Wong's Fried Chicken with Za’atar

Friday, September 05, 2014

These chicken nuggets are crisp and dry, as opposed to greasy, with a subtle blend of flavors. If you want more heat, add Korean or spicy pepper powder.
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Food Fridays Returns!

Friday, September 05, 2014

Food Fridays are back! Find out where to get some of the best NYC foods. Chef Tony Geraci talks about transforming school lunch. How to forage. Please Explain is all about rice.
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Transforming School Lunch and Changing Lives

Friday, September 05, 2014

Tony Geraci radically changed the school lunch systems in Baltimore and Memphis, using fresh, local foods and getting kids on the farm and in the kitchen.
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Taking Out the Trash with John Waters

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In his 50-year career, John Waters has created enduring staples of the midnight-movie circuit: high-camp shock humor. He discusses his work and his first-ever retrospective in the United States—Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?” at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The retrospective, September 5-14, includes all 12 of Waters’s features, including “Pink Flamingos,” “Polyester,” “Hairspray,” “Serial Mom,” and his first two, “Mondo Trasho” and “Multiple Maniacs,” which introduced the world to his beloved, iconic muse Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead). 

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Burning Dollars and Boarding Helicopters: A Kennedy Revisits Vietnam

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Rory Kennedy discusses her documentary, “Last Days in Vietnam,” a recounting of the 1975 military evacuation of Saigon, with Col. Stuart Herrington, who's featured in the film.
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Films About Fitting In, Standing Out, and Pulling Out of War

Thursday, September 04, 2014

We’ll explore how, for many women, the clothes they wear give confidence, let them reinvent themselves and even transform how others see them. John Waters talks about 50 years of making films and the upcoming retrospective of his work at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Director Jen McGowan and actress Juliette Lewis on their new movie, “Kelly & Cal.” Rory Kennedy discusses her new documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” a recounting of the dramatic events during the military evacuation of Saigon in 1975. She’s joined by Col. Stuart Herrington, who’s featured in the film.

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To Armor, Disguise, or Attract? What We Project When We Get Dressed

Thursday, September 04, 2014

For many women, the clothes they wear give confidence, let them reinvent themselves and even transform how others see them. How we dress can express our values and our politics, can function as armor or disguise. Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, and Sheila Heti talk about collecting women’s stories in the book Women in Clothes, a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—about how the clothes we put on every day define and shape our lives. 

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Juliette Lewis Plays a Disaffected Punk-rocker Turned Suburban Mom in “Kelly & Cal”

Thursday, September 04, 2014

She and director Jen McGowan discuss the new film, about an unlikely friendship between two people frustrated with their place in the world.
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Why We Make Health Care Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

 There's a sea of medical information out there. The New York Times' Gina Kolata advises us on how to wade through it and get the best care from our doctors.
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Health and Happiness: Better Healthcare, Making Art from Pain

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

How to make better decisions about our health and get better health care. “Welcome to Night Vale.” Ben Lerner on his new novel. Ian Buruma on creating art after war and suffering.
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How Art Can Reveal Dark Impulses Under the Veneer of Civilized Behavior

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and Yokoo Tadanori, and filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurosawa Kiyoshi were affected by fascism and its consequences.
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The Creepy World of 'Welcome to Night Vale'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The creators of the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" joined us for a chat, and listeners jumped in with tons of questions--and some awesome fan art.
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Grappling with Mortality and the Rising Sea Level in Ben Lerner's Novel 10:04

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ben Lerner's new novel picks up where his acclaimed previous novel, Leaving Atocha Station, left off.
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We Don't Have to Drink Polluted Water

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Every year, 80 million pounds of pesticides are used on residential lawns in this country, and the chemicals that we put in our yards seep into our drinking water. But that can change.
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Raising Bees in the City: A Hands-on Guide

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

An urban beekeeper explains how to to be a city beekeeper and why urban beekeeping might help restore the bee population after years of mysterious bee deaths.
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'Man on Wire' Star Schools Us on the Keys to Creativity

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Creativity isn't always a high wire act. The beloved Philippe Petit shares with us new and unconventional ways of going about any endeavor—from the artistic to the everyday.
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How to Be More Creative, Raise Bees and Have a Healthier Yard

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A call for more profit-sharing and employee-owned companies. Philippe Petit on creativity. An urban beekeeper shares tips. The environmental hazards of using pesticides on your lawn!
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Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

How profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations could help bolster the middle class.
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Invisible By Poverty and Invisible By Profession

Monday, September 01, 2014

On today’s show: As the Supreme Court winds up its term this month, liberal legal scholar Laurence Tribe talks about whether the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of the Constitution. The doctor who helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life talks about his interesting road to becoming a leading trauma surgeon. Thomas Nazario describes what everyday life is like for the world’s poorest people. Plus, a look at fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters and other important professionals who are often invisible and anonymous.

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The Lasting Impact of the Roberts Court and the Changing Interpretations of the Constitution

Monday, September 01, 2014

We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 5, 2014. 

From Citizens United to its rulings on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life.  Laurence Tribe talks about the extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution and digs into the court’s recent rulings. In Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, written with Joshua Matz, Tribe looks at why political gridlock, cultural change, and technological progress mean that the court’s decisions on key topics—including free speech, privacy, voting rights, and presidential power—could be uniquely durable.

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