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Guest Picks: Anna Chlumsky

Friday, April 11, 2014

Anna Chlumsky was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her role in HBO's Veep. She also told us about the song that's become her personal anthem. Find out what else Anna Chlumsky's reading, watching and hearing...

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Guest Picks: Bob Saget

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Comedian Bob Saget was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about how he got into comedy, an incident with a donkey on the set of Full House, and his infamous routine in the film The Aristocrats. He also told us that he's a foodie. Find out what else Bob Saget told us about books, music and meatloaf. 

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Guest Picks: Barbara Ehrenreich

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Barbara Ehrenreich was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her book, Living With a Wild God. She also told us what she's been reading and watching (rock climbing, anyone?) and what her favorite comfort food is...

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Tributes: Mickey Rooney

Monday, April 07, 2014

Mickey Rooney got his first laugh on stage when he was just 18 months old, launching him to a long career in show business. He became a major box office draw in the late 1930 and early 1940's, and was best-known for the nine films he made with Judy Garland. He died recently at the age of 93. He was on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2004 with his wife Jan - his 8th - to talk about their off-Broadway show "Let's Put on a Show," which looked back at Rooney's long and varied career. 

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Recipe: Carla Hall's Chile, Pea, and Coconut Chutney

Friday, April 04, 2014

Spicy, punchy, and powerful peas.

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Recipe: Carla Hall's Tangy Hot Cabbage Slaw

Friday, April 04, 2014

This super simple slaw is good on tacos, arepas enchiladas and empanadas.

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Recipe: Carla Hall's Last Supper Buttered Tarragon Peas

Friday, April 04, 2014

Carla Hall's peas with butter and tarragon.

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Recipe: Alfred Portale's Kennebec Potato Gnocchi with Peas, Fava Beans, Pearl Onions, Pea Shoots, Pecorino Cheese, and Mint

Friday, April 04, 2014

Light and airy gnocchi paired with the late spring harvest of peas and fava beans make this early summer pasta a favorite. To allow the delicate qualities of spring to shine, it is important to keep the gnocchi light by using very little flour and handling it delicately. Kennebec or any good baking potato, like the prevalent Idaho, are ideal to use for their starchiness.

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Recipe: Alfred Portale's Baby Beet Salad, Shaved Fennel, Orange, and French Feta Cheese with Orange Balsamic Dressing

Friday, April 04, 2014

Roasted beets are a longtime favorite of Chef Portale’s. Always aesthetically minded, the chef’s eye finds the color appealing, while the sweet, bright flavor of beets and the beautiful color complemented by seasonal elements allows this salad to appear in various forms at Gotham.

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Video: Rebecca Mead Talks About Some Things She Loves

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch, was here to talk about the great novel Middlemarch and why she's read it over and over. She answered a few other questions about other favorite books, what she's reading now, and what it's like to be a staff writer at The New Yorker.

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Recipe: Michael Ruhlman's Eggs in Puttanesca Sauce with Angel Hair Pasta

Monday, March 31, 2014

A new, eggy take on a classic pasta dish

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Tributes: Jonathan Schell

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jonathan Schell spent a lifetime exploring war in all its various incarnations.  His 1982 book, The Fate of the Earth – in which he called for complete nuclear disarmament -- was called “the new Bible of our time, the White Paper of our age,” by Helen Caldicott, president of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  He had been a lead writer at The New Yorker till 1987, a columnist for Newsday and New York Newsday, and, most recently, a correspondent for The Nation.  He died recently at the age of 70. You can hear his interview with Leonard from May 2003, when he spoke about the greatest non-violent moments in modern history, from his book The Unconquerable World.

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Guest Picks: Kathleen Chalfant

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kathleen Chalfant was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play "Tales from Red Vienna." She also told us what she's been reading recently. Find out what else Kathleen Chalfant's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Nina Arianda

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nina Arianda was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play, "Tales of Red Vienna." She also told us about her love of blue M&M's. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Recipe: Tyler Kord's No. 7 Sub Broccoli Sandwich

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

For a new way to make broccoli, try Tyler Kord's flavorful broccoli sandwiches.

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Guest Picks: Susan Minot

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Susan Minot was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her latest novel, Thirty Girls. She also told us that she's a fan of popcorn. Find out what else she's a fan of! 

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Guest Picks: Arliss Howard

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Actor Arliss Howard was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in Craig Lucas's play, Ode to Joy. He also told us that he's a fan of Red Angus cattle. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Kathryn Erbe

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Actor Kathryn Erbe was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in Craig Lucas's new play, Ode to Joy. She also told us that a fan of Beck, the Beastie Boys and Pema Chodron. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Craig Lucas

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Playwright and director Craig Lucas talked about his latest play, Ode to Joy. He also told us about his love of Harold Bloom and tree peonies. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Tributes: David Brenner

Monday, March 17, 2014

Unlike most comedians who went on The Tonight Show and headed straight to the couch, David Brenner performed first.  The reason was, as Johnny Carson would explain, "I like to sit back, smoke a cigarette and laugh for six minutes."  The lanky, toothsome Philadelphia native started out as a writer and director of television documentaries, before deciding to try comedy, relatively late, in the 1970s.  He would appear on The Tonight Show over 150 times, as both a guest and a substitute host.  He died recently at the age of 78.  You can hear his conversation with Leonard from October 2003, about his book, I Think There’s a Terrorist in My Soup, about staging a comedy tour in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

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